Arthur Clifford Howard Sr

15 July 1895–29 January 1979 (Age 83)
Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Arthur Clifford

When Arthur Clifford Howard Sr was born on 15 July 1895, in Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States, his father, William H Howard, was 20 and his mother, Mary Jane Sikes, was 20. He married Ruth Miller Smith on 12 April 1916, in Etowah, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Evergreen, Conecuh, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 2 Phillips, Etowah, Alabama, United States in 1940. He died on 29 January 1979, in Etowah, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Forrest Cemetery, Gadsden, Etowah, Alabama, United States.

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Arthur Clifford Howard Sr
Ruth Miller Smith
Marriage: 12 April 1916
Jane D Howard
Arthur Clifford Howard Jr
Willie Ruth Howard
Betty G Howard

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 1
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed
Age 17
The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
Age 22
U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

(1997: 84046;2007: 190034; 2010: 264826)English: of Norman origin, from the Middle English personal names Huward (also Howard) and Heward, from Old French Huard (itself from ancient Germanic Hugihard, hugi- ‘mind, understanding, spirit’ + hard- ‘hardy, bold’). As Hugh appears in Middle English as both How and Hew, this is the definite origin of Heward and a source of Howard. This surname is also very common among African Americans. See Hugh .English: from the Middle English personal name Haward or Howard, usually an Anglicized form of Old Danish Hāwarth (Old Norse Hávarthr, from ‘high’ + varthr ‘guard, guardian, warden’). Alternation between Haward and Howard may have led to later confusion with Hayward .

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

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Sources (17)

  • Arthur Howard in household of W H Howard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • A C Howard in entry for Thomas Raleigh Williams and Willie Ruth Howard, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Arthur Clifford Howard, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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