Mildred Viola Howell

12 April 1921–26 May 2009 (Age 88)
Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Mildred Viola

When Mildred Viola Howell was born on 12 April 1921, in Aberdeen, Brown, South Dakota, United States, her father, Ruel Harvey Howell, was 40 and her mother, Mary Elcesta Russell, was 33. She lived in Ordway, Brown, South Dakota, United States in 1930. She died on 26 May 2009, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Ruel Harvey Howell
1880–1943
Mary Elcesta Russell
1887–1984
Harvey Russell Howell
1910–1977
John Milton Howell
1912–1998
James Franklin Howell
1914–1992
Raymond Collins Howell
1915–1945
Myrtle May Howell
1917–1920
Dorothy Ada Howell
1919–1985
Mildred Viola Howell
1921–2009
Donald Arthur Howell
1922–1990
Ruth Helen Howell
1927–1998

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Prehistoric Minnesota Woman

Age 10

The Minnesota Woman was the name given to the skeletal remains of a woman thought to be 8,000 years old found near Pelican Rapids. The bones were brought to the University of Minnesota for more study. Later, Dr. Albert Jenks identified them as the bones of a 15 or 16 year old woman. Scientists now recognize the girl as someone whose ancestors were Paleo-Indian and now her skeletal remains have been reburied in South Dakota, not available for further study.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.2 English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hūne ‘hoarhound’.

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

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  • Mildred V Howell in household of Ruel H Howell, "United States Census, 1930"

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