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Leon  Howard 

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William Benjamin Howard
4/11/1886 - 7/18/1935

Clara Elstelle Smith
12/12/1894 - 9/18/1980
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Leon Howard
9/10/1914 - 7/21/1968
Leon Howard was born on September 10, 1914 in Geneva County, Alabama and died on July 21, 1968 in Houston County, Alabama. He lived to be 53 years old.

Married 12/30/1934 to Eunice Register in Houston Co. AL.(divorced 1939)
In 1944 he married Helen Jeanette Harding (5/30/1926 AL).
Census1/6/1920 Mehern AL (Geneva County) 5 yrs old 
Listed as family number 79: William B. Howard (age 35), Clara May (wife, age 25), Lucile (age 7), Lillian (age 5), and Leon (son, age 5). William, and his parents, were born in GA. Clara was born in AL, as were her parents. All children were born in AL. William states his occupation as farmer and he is operating a general farm. 
Census5/9/1930 Fadette AL (Geneva County) 15 yrs old 
Listed as family #382: William B. Howard (age 44), Clyde (wife, age 36), Lillian (daughter, age 15), Leon (son, age 15), Alice (daughter, age 9), Lloyd (son, age 6), Jessie N. (daughter, age 4 months) and Henry D. Smith (brother-in-law, age 61). William is unable to read/write but his wife and older children can. William and his parents were born in GA. Everyone else is born in AL. 
Census1/1/1940 Fadette AL (Geneva County) 25 yrs old 
#33 - Clara M. Howard (age 45), Leon Howard (25), Loyd Howard (16), Jessie N Howard (1). All born in AL. 
Marriage8/12/1944 AL (Russell County) 29 yrs old 
page 205 -Name: Leon Howard,Age: 29, Spouse: Helen Harding, Age: 18, Marriage Date: Aug.12, 1944, Marriage Place: Russell, Alabama, Groom'sFather: Ben Howard, Groom's Mother: Clara Smith,Bride's Father: Hudson Harding, Bride's Mother: Clara Mitchell, Film Number: 001846331 
Graveyard/Tombstone7/21/1968 AL (Houston County) 53 yrs old 
Name: Leon Howard, Birth Date: Sept. 10, 1914, Death Date: July 21, 1968, Cemetery: New Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Burial Place: Houston County, Alabama, 

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9 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
9 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
10 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
12 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
13 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
14 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
22 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
24 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
32 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
33 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
37 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
38 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
43 1957 Sputnik is launched by the Soviets and becomes the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth. It marks the beginning of the great "space race" between the Soviet Union and the U.S.
46 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
48 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
51 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
3 1917 NEWS HEADLINES: In June, the United States enters World War I on the side of the allies. The Russian Revolution ends the reign of the czars and thrusts Russia into communism.
5 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
24 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
25 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
27 1941 NEWS HEADLINES: December 7, 1941 -- Japan launches a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and the US officially declares war on Japan the following day. World War II begins for American soldiers.
36 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
41 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
46 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
49 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
13 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
15 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
16 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
18 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
19 1933 Franklin D. Roosevelt is elected president under his "New Deal" campaign. Frances Perkins becomes the first woman to hold a cabinet post when FDR appoints her secretary of labor. On December 5, the 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, repealing Prohibition. Drinks for everyone!
20 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
20 1934 Farm families must leave the dust bowl-stricken Great Plains areas. The dust bowl includes areas in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and Arkansas. Radio picks up the "Okie" songs. In all, 400,000 people leave the Great Plains.
21 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
25 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
29 1943 Japanese Americans are relocated to internment camps; Almost 400,000 coal miners go on strike; Race riots break out in Los Angeles and Detroit.
30 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
31 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
40 1954 The nationally televised McCarthy hearings lead to Senator Joseph McCarthy's downfall; Segregation by race in schools is declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court; Congress adds the words "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance and requires "In God We Trust" to appear on all American currency.
48 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
52 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
53 1967 Martin Luther King leads an anti Vietnam protest in New York; The American Indian Movement is founded; Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King are assassinated; Three Apollo astronauts are killed in a fire on the launch pad.
3 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
5 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
6 1920 Adolph Hitler begins to organize the Nazi party in Germany; The Ku Klux Klan launches a recruitment campaign using mass marketing techniques to gain 85,000 new recruits; the first commercial broadcast is made.
24 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
25 1939 Hitler takes over all of Czechoslovakia. On Sept. 1st, Germany invades Poland. On Sept. 3rd, Great Britain and France declare war on Germany. World War II has begun.
31 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.

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