Thomas Franklin Howard

25 January 1891–1 July 1964 (Age 73)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Thomas Franklin

When Thomas Franklin Howard was born on 25 January 1891, in Alabama, United States, his father, Mordica Augustus Howard, was 32 and his mother, Nancy Sally Hancock, was 24. He married Dargel Amanda Blair on 18 May 1913, in Beckham, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Texola, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 July 1964, in Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States, at the age of 73.

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Thomas Franklin Howard
Dargel Amanda Blair
Marriage: 18 May 1913
Thomas Francis Howard
Helen Geraldine Howard
Morris Pete Howard
Marion Ruth Howard
James Wayne Howard
Duane Howard
Wendell Howard
Billy Dean Howard
Trevor Delano "Hotshot" Howard

Spouse and Children

18 May 1913
Beckham, Oklahoma, United States



    Helen Geraldine Howard


    Morris Pete Howard


    Marion Ruth Howard


    James Wayne Howard


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 4

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Hāward, composed of the Old Norse elements ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.3 English: variant of Ewart 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas F Howard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Franklin T Howard in household of Mordica A Howard, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Tom Howard in entry for Wayne Howard, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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