John Howard

10 June 1820–May 1879 (Age 58)
Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Howard was born on 10 June 1820, in Shenley, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Howard, was 25 and his mother, Ann Howard, was 14. He married Clara Picton on 15 August 1840, in Tottenham, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Finchley, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Utah, United States in 1870. He died in May 1879, in Tintic Junction, Juab, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Juab, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Howard
Clara Picton
Marriage: 15 August 1840
Isabella Mary Ann Howard
James Howard
about 1849–
Latitia Sarah Howard
Maria Clara Howard
Rosetta Howard
Eliza Elizabeth Howard
Lucy Howard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1840Tottenham, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 13
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 16
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    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 .English: occasionally a variant of Ewart 2.

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

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    Eliza Elizabeth Howard Shields

    Eliza Elizabeth Howard Shields Eliza Elizabeth Howard Shields was the Mother of Faithful Letitia Shields Matthews, and the Grandmother of Alice Jane Mathews Zufelt. Eliza was born in London, England …

    Sources (14)

    • John Howard, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John Howard in entry for Martin A Keplinger and Alice Rife, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John Howard in entry for Annie Howard, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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