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Joel Amos Howard  Sr.

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Henry Thomas Howard
7/19/1878 - 10/7/1965

Helen Melissa Patterson
9/9/1886 - 2/14/1940
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Joel Amos Howard Sr.
5/12/1909 - 7/29/2000
(Shown at age 36)
Joel Amos Howard, Sr., was born on May 12, 1909 in Slocomb, Alabama and died on July 29, 2000 in Panama City, Florida. He lived to be 91 years old.

Occupation: business owner and mechanic. Moved to Panama City, FL in 1925 and worked as a mechanic at Nelson Buick Company. Later owned and operated Howard Motors. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II with the Seabees. Member of the Hiland Park Baptist Church. Amos Howard, along with the President of Gulf Community College, established the GCCC Foundation in 1967. He was also an Honorary Executive Director and a life-time member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).Married on 4/8/1993 to 3rd wife Naomi Mizener(2/22/1922-12/27/2006). Burial at Evergreen Memorial Gardens in Panama City, FL.
Census5/4/1910 Malvern AL (Geneva County) about 11 months old 
Recorded as family #130: H. T. Howard (age 32), Hellen (wife, age 23), Julian (son, age 7), Joel (son, age 11 months). All were born in Alabama. H. T. and Hellon state that both parents were born in AL. H. T. says he is a farmer with a lsonzral (???) farm. 
Census4/9/1930 Telogia, precinct 6 FL (Liberty County) 20 yrs old 
family # 21: Julian Howard, head of household, (age 26) is listed with Mattie (wife, age 23), Floyd (son, age 3 years 11 months) and Amos Howard (brother, age 21). Julian states that he was 21 when he was married and Mattie was 18. Amos is single. All report they were born in AL. Julian lists his occupation as road man working with the state road department and Amos states he is a mechanic working in an auto garage.  Source:  Starting on line 75, sheet 1b, enumeration district no. 39-6.
Census1/1/1935 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 25 yrs old 
page 25, line # 14 - Amos Howard (24), Josephine Howard (19), Delano Howard (3), Amos Howard Jr. (0). Amos was born in AL, all others in FL. Amos completed the 5th grade, Josephine the 8th grade.  
Census1/1/1940 Panama City FL (Bay County) 30 yrs old 
#144 - Amos Howard (age 30), Josephine Howard (25), Franklin D. Howard (7), Amos Howard (5), George B. Howard (2), Sandra J. Howard (1). All were born in FL, except Amos in AL. Street: Laverne Avenue, House Number: 549, Residence in 1935: Same City. They rent their home, value $15. Amos in a mechanic for a motor company. Amos and Josephine finished eighth grade. Franklin has completed first grade.  
Other8/1/1940 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 31 yrs old 
Joel Amos Howard divorced Joesphine Davis Howard in Panama city 8/1940, Chancery order book #5 P125, dated 12/7/1943 
Marriage12/7/1942 FL (Bay County) 33 yrs old 
The marriage of Joel Amos Howard and Frances Hazel Martin. , book 7, page 145, Certificate number 43800. 
Military4/25/1943 FL  33 yrs old 
Name: Joel Howard, Gender: Male, Birth Date: May 12, 1909, Branch 1: NAVY, Enlistment Date 1: April 25, 1943, Release Date 1: Nov.4, 1945 
Census1/1/1945 Precinct 30 FL (Bay County) 35 yrs old 
page 6 - J.A. Howard (36), Mrs. J.A. Howard (27)& French M. Napper(8). all born in AL. J. A. is in the Navy, he has a 3rd gr. education. wife (Hazel) finished high school, French is in the 3rd gr.
br>next door Hazel's parents - R.H. Martin (60)AL & Mrs. R.H. Martin (60)GA. R.H. is a farmer. both have a 7th gr. education.  Source:  FL st. census 1945
Newspaper11/8/1950 Panama City News Herald FL (Bay County) 41 yrs old 
Blountstown News: Mrs. H.C. Flood and children of Jacksonville were the weekend guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis. Friends of Delano Howard, who is a student at FSU, in Tallahassee, will regret to learn that he is ill in a hospital there. Mr. and Mrs. Amos..... 
Newspaper5/11/1952 Panama City News Herald FL (Bay County) 43 yrs old 
Vote for Joel Amos Howard, Sr -- For School Board Dist. 3
Platform: Better Schools; Better Pay for Teachers; Improved Transportation for Children; Economical School Expenditures; Take Politics Out of Schools; Full Cooperation Between School Board and Parents.  
Other4/16/1956 FL  46 yrs old 
I do state that I am a brother or sister to Hellon Patterson Howard. Hellon Patterson was married to Henry Thomas Howard in Geneva Co. Ala where they both lived and raised a large family of children. Hellon Patterson Howard is the granddaughter of James M. and Mary Ward Davis. Hellon Patterson and Henry Thomas Howard's children are as follows: Joel Amos Howard borned May 12, 1909, Mildred Howard borned April 13, 1912, Miburn Howard borned Sept. 4, 1915, Wilburn T. Howard borned Dec. 27, 1919, Hilburn H. Howard borned Feb. 14, 1922. These are true facts of the idinity of my sisters children.
Signed, Annie Lee P. Glaze, Nellie Mae P. Waters, Postell J. Patterson, and Albert R. Patterson.  Source:  Nancy Patterson has the original of this document. It was in the collection of papers previously owned by Albert Reese Patterson.
Other1/1/1971 Okmulgee OK  61 yrs old 
Joel Amos Howard Sr. applied for Eastern Muskogee Creek Land payment Docket 21, Through ancestor Elizabeth English Ward, application # 17511 

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Joel Howard's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Joel, his family, and friends. For example, Joel is 1 years old when 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.
8 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
19 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.
48 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
53 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
70 1979 The sovereign status of the Seminole Indian Tribe allows it to establish the first gambling establishment in FL. It is a bingo hall located on their Hollywood, FL reservation.
3 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
4 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
5 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
14 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
14 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
15 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
17 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
18 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
19 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
27 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
29 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
37 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
38 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
42 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
43 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
48 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.
51 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
53 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
56 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
62 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
65 1974 Discovery of "Lucy" in Africa, an almost complete hominid skeleton over 3 million years old, only 3 and a half feet tall but having adult teeth, a small brain, walked upright
66 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
70 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
72 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
77 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
80 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
81 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
85 1994 The world watches comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (S-L 9) colliding with Jupiter
88 1997 First Pathfinder vehicle lands on Mars and begin sending first photographs of Martin landscape. These are made available on the internet.
89 1998 Construction begins on the International Space Station.
91 2000 Successful cloning of animals begins in the early 2000s.
3 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
4 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
8 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.
10 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
29 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
30 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
32 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.
41 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
46 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
51 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
54 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
60 1969 NEWS HEADLINES: In July, the U.S. becomes the first nation to land astronauts on the moon. Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to step on the lunar surface.
61 1970 NEWS HEADLINES: U.S. forces invade Cambodia and the Vietnam War continues to escalate. Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix die of drug overdoses. Four Kent State University students are killed during a Vietnam War protest.
68 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
75 1984 NEWS HEADLINES: The first Macintosh computer with a mouse is launched and begins the computer age as it is shortly followed by the first PC and Microsoft.
83 1992 NEWS HEADLINES: The "World Wide Web" (Internet) became available for home use through college and university sponsored "freenets".
91 2000 December 28, 2000 - Montgomery Ward, the retail giant since its founding one hundred and twenty-eight years before, announces its intention to cease business. Competition from newer, low-cost retail behemoths such as Wal-Mart lead to its demise. Over the next 10 years Wal-Mart pushes most other 'dime store' businesses to closure.
91 2000 The 2000 census enumerates a population of 281,421,906, increasing 13.2% since 1990. As regions, the South and West continued to pick up the majority of the increase in population, moving the geographic center of U.S. population to Phelps County, Missouri.
91 2000 November 7, 2000 - George W. Bush, son of the former President, and Vice President Al Gore hold a virtual dead-heat for the presidency, with a disputed vote in Florida holding off the naming of the winner of the President Election until the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of Bush on December 12. This ruling gave Florida to the Bush camp by a 527 vote majority, and a victory in the Electoral College, 271-266, despite gaining less popular votes than Gore.
91 2000 June 1, 2000 - For the first time since 1851, the United States of America does not participate in a major World's Fair, the Hannover 2000 World Expo, despite a record number, 187, of international participants. President Bill Clinton had withdrawn U.S. participation late in 1999 after agreement to participate in 1997. Congressional apathy toward participation in world events continues a decline in U.S. involvement after the fall of the Soviet Union and victory in the Cold War. A consequence of this policy has led to a rise, among some experts, of anti-American sentiment, and a decline of U.S. influence in diplomatic affairs. Less than half, 18.1 million, of the original attendance estimate, 40 million, visit Hannover's event.
91 2000 April 3, 2000 - The ruling in the case of the United States versus Microsoft states that the company did violate anti-trust laws by diminishing the capability of its rivals to compete.
1 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.
18 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
20 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
21 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
23 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
24 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!
25 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
25 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.
26 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
30 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
34 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.
35 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
36 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
45 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.
53 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
57 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
58 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.
62 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
63 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
64 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
68 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
72 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
78 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
78 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
80 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
84 1993 Bill Clinton is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Democrat)
85 1994 O.J. Simpson is chased down by police and later his trial is telecast for the world to watch.
88 1997 A robust economy creates the longest prosperity in U.S. history.
90 1999 United States budget goes into surplus.
5 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.
8 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
10 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
11 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.
29 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
30 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.
36 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
80 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
81 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
83 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is formed.
84 1993 South Africa accepts racial equality.
87 1996 Pope John Paul II affirmed evolution by natural selection
90 1999 Yugoslavia breaks up and Serbia is contained.
91 2000 China begins to emerge as an economic giant.
91 2000 Internet, cellphones, and social networking (using websites such as Twitter and Facebook) begin to grow in popularity and become standards for most house holds by 2010.
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Florence Davis
Born on May 12, 1915 and died on July 19, 2002.
They were married 8/1/1930.

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Frances Martin
Born on August 15, 1917 and died on July 17, 1992.
They were married 12/7/1942.

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The Children of Joel Amos Howard Sr.

19 years old
Franklin Delano Howard
Born in Blountstown, Florida on November 7, 1932 and died in Tallahassee, Florida on January 8, 1998. He was 65 years old.

Occupation: Teacher, Assistant Principal, Educator. He was a Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the Florida Association of School Administrators, United States Power Squa...
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18 years old
Joel Amos Howard Jr.
Born in Blountstown, Calhoun County, Florida on May 21, 1934 and died in Boynton Beach, Florida on March 8, 2022. He was 87 years old.

Joel served as a medic in the US Army from July 29,1952 to July 28,1955. He was stationed in FT. Jackson, S.C, then in Korea from Feb.1953 to May 1954, then in FT. Devens, MA. ...
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35 years old
Sandra Joesphine Howard
Born in Blountstown, Florida on March 10, 1939 and died in Pensacola, Florida on August 26, 2013. She was 74 years old.

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