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William 'Buck' Jasper Howard 

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Simeon Daniel Howard
1815 - 4/1870

Experance Josie Ellis
1820 - 3/1870
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William 'Buck' Jasper Howard
4/12/1856 - 1/15/1950
(Shown at age 74)
William 'Buck' Jasper Howard was born on April 12, 1856 in Russell County, Alabama and died on January 15, 1950 in Hiland Park, Florida. He lived to be 93 years old.

He moved from Calhoun County, GA to Dale County, AL between 1870 and 1880. He first married Josephine Knight around 1877, she died at about age 21. His 2nd wife was Alice Virginia Rigsby, she died in 1913. In 1917 he married his 3rd wife Flora Joiner, Flora died in 1924. Two months later he married his 4th wife Mary Lizzie Turner.
Records
Census6/9/1860 Beat One AL (Russell County) 4 yrs old 
family#122 - Simeon Howard (age 46, a day laborer born in GA) and his wife Exey (age 40, born in GA) Mary (age 19), Simeon (age 18, day laborer), S. J. (female, age 16), J. F. (female, age 12), William (age 8), and Thomas Laudin or Lawless (age 64, relationship unknown)He was born in VA and cannot read or write. Personal estate is estimated at $100. Children are born in AL. There is a mark in the box for race beside Simeon and Simeon Jr. name. 
Census6/16/1870 Georgia Militia District 626 GA (Calhoun County) 14 yrs old 
The children of Simeon and Exey Howard are recorded as two families. Neither parent is recorded:

Recorded as family #127: Sim D. Howard (age 22, born in AL), Polley (age 29, born in GA) and brother -William J. (age 15, born in AL). The men are farm laborers and Polley is keeping house. Sim estimates the value of his personal estate to be $125. Sim and William cannot read or write.

Recorded as family #128: Mary A. Howard (age 32), Sarah J. (age 21), Eliza ? (age 16), and William S. (age 1). The women were born in AL while the boy was born in GA. They indicate they can read by not write. 
Census6/15/1880 Brannans AL (Dale County) 24 yrs old 
Listed as family #248 on the Newton, Brannon's and Sylvan Grove, District 63 census: William J. Howard (age 24), Josephine (age 19, wife) and Henry (age 2, son). William is a farmer born in Alabama and states that both parents were born in AL (looks like Arkansas?). Josephine was also born in AL (her father in AL and her mother in GA) and she states that she cannot read. 
Census1/4/1900 Cordray GA (Calhoun County) 43 yrs old 
Recorded as Family #21: W. J. Howard (age 44, born in March 1856), Allice Howard (age 33, born Jan. 1867), Ben Howard (14, Apr. 1886), Minnie Howard (10, Oct. 1889), Mattie Howard (5, Apr. 1895), and Charlie Howard (2, Nov. 1897). W. J. was born in AL as were his parents, Allice was born in GA, as were her parents. All of the children were born in GA. W.J. is a farmer, Ben is a farm laborer, and Minnie is attending school. Everyone can read and write except W.J., Mattie, abd Charles. Allice says they have been married for 20 years and she has given birth to six children, of which, only four are living.  
Census4/16/1910 Morgan GA (Calhoun County) 54 yrs old 
family# 30 -W. J. Howard (age54), Alace V. Howard (43), Minnie Howard (18), Mattie Howard (15), Clarlie Howard (12)& J. C. Howard (4). W.J. & Alace have been married ten years and have five children. W.J. was born in AL, he doesn't know where his parents were born. Alace was born in GA, her father in AL and mother in GA. all children born in GA. W.J. can not read or write, all other can. Charlie, Mattie & J. C. attend school.  
Land Deed2/12/1912 AL (Covington County) 55 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our William 'Buck' Howard.  William J. Howard -Land office: St Stephens, document: 28793, total acres: 39.78, land description: 1, SENE, Huntsville, township 2N, Range 17E, section 5.  
Marriage1/6/1917 GA (Calhoun County) 60 yrs old 
W.J. Howard and Mrs. Flora Joiner are married in Calhoun County, Georgia. 
Census1/14/1920 Malitia District 1304 GA (Calhoun County) 63 yrs old 
household#97 Family #98. William J. Howard (age 63), wife Flora (age 70), and son Jesse (age 13). William and his parents were born in Alabama while Flora was born in Georgia. Flora states that both of her parents were born in the United States. Jesse was also born in Alabama. Their home is rented and only Jesse, who has been attending school, can read and write. All three can speak English. William is a farmer operating a general farm and Jesse is a laborer working the farm.

A Joe Turner family lives next door as they are listed as family #96. William's 4th wife is a Turner. 
Marriage3/10/1924 GA (Calhoun County) 67 yrs old 
W.J. Howard and Mary Lizzie Turner are married. 
Census1/1/1930 Farmers Academy GA (Randolph County) 73 yrs old 
#48 -William J. Howard ( age 73), Mary L. Howard (32), Thomas F. Hawk (86). William was born in AL, as were his parents, Mary and Thomas were born in GA, as were their parents. Street address: Shellman and Morgan Road, They rent their home, no radio. They live on a farmer, William is a farmer. William was 22 years of age at his first marriage, Mary was 27. Thomas' relation is listed as father, he is a widow, he was married at age 18.  
Death Certificate1/15/1950 Hiland Park FL (Bay County) 93 yrs old 
Death Certificate from William Jasper Howard - birth date: 4/12/1856, death date: 1/15/1950, Born in:Russell Co. AL, Died in:Bay Co FL, Father: Simmon Howard, Mother: Josie Hatcher  
Graveyard/Tombstone1/15/1950 Panama City FL (Bay County) 93 yrs old 
Milliville Cemetery. - William Jasper, b. Apr 12 1856, Alabama d. Jan 15 1950, "D/97"  

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5 1861 No Floridian's voted for Lincoln during the 1860 election. On Jan. 10, 1861, Florida seceded from the U.S. and joined the Confederate States of America a few weeks later.
8 1864 Battle of Olustee is a Confederate victory. Union troops pull back
9 1865 Battle at Natural Bridge (Wakulla County) is a Confederate victory.
9 1865 May 10th -- Union troops occupy Tallahassee. While Tallahassee was the only Confederate state capital east of the Mississippi River that had not been captured, Union troops occupy the capitol following the surrender of the major Confederate armies in the east.
14 1870 During the 1870s, the remaining Seminole Indians begin establishing trading posts and other economy with local settlers.
26 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
27 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
28 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
50 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
61 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
72 1928 The Tamiami Trail opens. It opens the southernmost 275 miles of U.S. Highway 41 from State Road 60 in Tampa to U.S. Route 1 (SR 5) in Miami, Florida to tourist. It also destroys many of the Seminole Indian waterways and hinders their economy.
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3 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
9 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
13 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
21 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
23 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
33 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
39 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
41 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
44 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
44 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
45 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
46 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
47 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
48 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
50 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
50 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
50 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
56 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
57 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
58 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
67 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
67 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
68 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
70 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
71 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
72 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
80 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
82 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
90 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
91 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
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5 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
6 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
26 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
29 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
52 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
56 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
57 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
61 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.
63 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
82 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
83 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
85 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.
94 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
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4 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
6 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
7 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
9 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
12 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
19 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
20 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
53 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
54 1910 Boy Scout and Girl Scout Organizations are introduced in America and the concept of a "week end" meaning time off from regular work begins to take root. The British Empire covers 1/5th of the world land area.
71 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
73 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
74 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
76 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
77 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!
78 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.
78 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
79 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
83 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
87 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.
88 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
89 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
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53 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
58 1914 World War I - Following the crisis touched off by the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo, Germany declared war on Russia and additional countries joined the war within several days.
61 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
63 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
64 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.
82 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
83 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.
89 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Marriages
Josephine 'Josie' Knight
Born about 1861 and died about 1882.
They were married 1/1/1877.

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Alice Rigsby
Born on January 5, 1867 and died on November 10, 1913.
They were married 1/1/1883.

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Flora Joiner
Born about 1850 and died on January 4, 1924.
They were married 1/6/1917.

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Mary Turner
Born on an unknown day in December 1892 and died about 1935.
They were married 3/10/1924.

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The Children of William 'Buck' Jasper Howard

32 years old
Henry Thomas Howard
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on July 19, 1878 and died in Hiland Park, Florida on October 7, 1965. He was 87 years old.

He was a Carpenter, he worked at the Turpentine Still and as a boat builder. He moved to Hiland Park, FL in 1925 from Geneva Co. AL. Cause of Death: Hit by a car/ pulmonary embolus. He is bury at M...
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34 years old
William Benjamin Howard
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia on April 11, 1886 and died in Geneva County, Alabama on July 18, 1935. He was 49 years old.

Burial at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Houston Co. AL.

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Told By Arlene Butler to Gale Wall. She remembers her mother, Mildred Snow, often tal...
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Alice Edna Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia about 1887 and died in Calhoun Co., Georgia about 1889. She was about 2 years old.

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21 years old
Minnie Lee Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia on an unknown day in October 1889 and died in Terrell Co., Georgia about 1925. She was about 35 years old.

She married James W. Turner (1865 -1923). They had four children:
  1. Virginia Turner (1914)
  2. James Turner (1916-2000)
  3. Theta Turner (1919)
  4. Julia Lee Turner (...
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16 years old
Mattie Eula Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia on June 11, 1894 and died in Randolph Co., Georgia on September 15, 1971. She was 77 years old.

She married Alexander Washington Smith Jr. Children:
  1. Curtis Smith,
  2. Phill Washington Smith (1912-1985)
  3. Lula Virgina Smith (1913-1925)
  4. Lila...
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Charles Harrison Howard
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia on November 23, 1897 and died in Dougherty County, Georgia on February 15, 1955. He was 57 years old.

He married Mary Jane Daniel (1897-1974). They had two children:
  1. Sarah Alice Howard
  2. Hillsman Rudolph Howard (11/1/1924-5/13/2000).
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infant daughter Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia on May 12, 1900 and died in Calhoun Co., Georgia on May 13, 1900. This child lived to be 1 day old.

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Jesse Clyde Howard
Born in Calhoun Co., Georgia on October 7, 1905 and died in Albany, Dougherty Co., Georgia on August 8, 1988. He was 82 years old.

He married Flossie Parr. ...
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