Katherine Dawson

1872–1944 (Age 72)
Keensburg, Wabash, Illinois, United States

The Life of Katherine

When Katherine Dawson was born on 13 November 1872, in Keensburg, Wabash, Illinois, United States, her father, Nathaniel A Dawson, was 25 and her mother, Nellie Ellen Solomon, was 21. She married Charles William Howell on 9 December 1888, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Robb Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Poseyville, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died on 11 December 1944, in Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Poseyville, Posey, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Katherine Dawson
Charles William Howell
Marriage: 9 December 1888
Rev Arthur Howell
Lillie Howell
Lena Howell
Harold Howell

Spouse & Children

9 December 1888
Indiana, United States


  • Male1889–1966Male

  • Lillie Howell


  • Female1897–1988Female

  • Harold Howell


Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 20

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Catherine Howell in household of Charles W Howell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kattie Howell in household of Charles W Howell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Kate Howell in household of Charles W Howell, "United States Census, 1900"

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