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Henry Thomas Howard 

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William 'Buck' Jasper Howard
4/12/1856 - 1/15/1950

Josephine 'Jocie' Knight
1861 - 1882
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Henry Thomas Howard
7/19/1878 - 10/7/1965
(Shown at age 32)
Henry Thomas Howard was born on July 19, 1878 in Slocomb, Alabama and died on October 7, 1965 in Hiland Park, Florida. He lived to be 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 Millville Cemetery in Panama City, FL.
Records
Census6/15/1880 Brannon's, Beat 6 AL (Dale County) 1 yrs old 
page 24, #248- 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. Listed as family #248 on the Newton, Brannon's and Sylvan Grove, District 63 census: 
Census1/25/1900 Brantins AL (Geneva County) 21 yrs old 
Henry T. Howard, born July 1878, is 21 years old and single. He is a boarder living with the Thomas J. Martin family. He and his mother were born in AL and his father in GA. His occupation is listed as Turpentine Works and he can read, write and speak English.

Emma Lisenby, who will become his first wife, is recorded on the same census, two pages later with her family.  
Additional information about Geneva County, AL around 1900: A courthouse fire in 1898 destroys many county records. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.  
Marriage2/20/1908 Slcomb AL (Geneva County) 29 yrs old 
To any person lawfully authorized to solemnize marriage with said State, greetings: You are hearby authorized to selebrate the rite of matrimony between: Henry Howard and Helen Patterson and required to return marriage licese, and certicate, duly certified under your hand, to the Probate Judge of the aforesaid county. Witness my name as Judge of Proate at the Crurt House in Genave, Alabama, this the 18 day of Febuary AD 1908. P.C. Black

I Certify that the within named Groom, Henry Howard and bride, Helen Howard were by me the undersigned, joined in marriage by the authority of the within license. Done this 20th day of February, AD 1908 in County of Geneva, city of Slcomb in the state of Alabama. H. A. Smith - Minister of the Gospel. 
Census5/4/1910 Malvern AL (Geneva County) 31 yrs 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. 
Military1/1/1917 Slcomb AL (Geneva County) 38 yrs old 
Draft Card Registration: Serial #334 Henry Thomas Howard , address Slcomb, AL , age 40, birth date 7-24-1878. race white. Native born, occupation farming , employed by. H.W. Knight in Slcomb, AL. Nearest relative Hellen M. Howard. 
Census1/7/1920 Fadette AL (Geneva County) 41 yrs old 
family # 36: Henry T. Howard is listed as the head of household (age 41) with Hellen M. (wife, age 33), Julian A. (son, age 16), Joel A. (son, age 10), Mildred (daughter, age 7), Milburn (son, age 4), Wilburn (son, age one month). The three oldest children are attending school. Both parents can read and write. All report that they were born in AL. Henry's parents were born in GA while Hellen's were born in AL. Henry states that he is a farmer with his own house/farm. The oldest children state their occupations as laborer at house farm.

Family # 38 H. W. Knight (age 47? - MS) head widow, Scott W (20 - AL). Lillie R. (17-FL) , Eula (15-FL). His parents where born in AL. He is a farmer.  Source:  Starting on line 83, District 3, Sheet #2B, Enumeration District ion #100.
Census4/18/1930 Dundee AL ( Geneva County) 51 yrs old 
family# 275-Henry T. Howard (age52), Hellen Howard (43), Milburn Howard (14), Wilburn Howard (11)& Hilburn Howard (8).They rent their home. All were born in AL, except Henry born in GA, as were his parents. Hellen's parents were born in AL. Henry was married at age 30 & Hellen at age 21. Henry is a Carpenter and he states he is not a veteran.  
Census1/1/1935 Lynn Haven, Precinct 11 FL (Bay County) 56 yrs old 
page 3 -Henry Howard (age57), Helen Howard (48), Hiley Howard (18), Milburm Howard (15), Hilburn Howard (12), (grandson)Floyd Howard (9)& Julian Howard (36).They live outside the city limits in Lynn Haven. Race: white; Henry was born in GA, all other in AL. Degree of education: Henry, Helen & Julian -(common) Hiley & Milburn- 5th gr., Hilburn 3rd gr. & Floyd 1 st. gr. They rent their home. Henry is a carpenter.  
Census4/10/1940 Highland City FL (Bay County) 61 yrs old 
#24 -Henry J. Howard (age 62), Hilburn Howard (18), Julian A. Howard (36), daughter in law -Rebecca Howard (33), Floyd Howard (13). All were born in AL, except Henry who didn't state where. Henry is a laborer at Handling (unclear). Julian is a laborer - haling wood. Rebecca states she lived in Dothan Houston Co, AL in 1935. 
Census1/1/1945 Precinct 30 FL (Bay County) 66 yrs old 
H. T. Howard (age 67) & Hilborn H. Howard (23). Both born in AL. H. T. is a carpenter and Hilburn is in the Coast Guard.  Source:  Florida St. Census 1945
Death Certificate10/7/1965 Panama City FL (Bay County) 87 yrs old 
Herny Thomas Howard born 7/19/1878, place of birth Alabama. Address 2715 East Ave, Panama City, FL. Date of death 10/7/1965 at 12:25 pm. Cause of Death: Hit by a car/ pulmonary embolus, length of illness 2 1/2 weeks prior to death. Occupation: retail Carpenter, public work. Parents names William Jasper Howard & Jocie Knight Howard.  
Graveyard/Tombstone10/8/1965 Panama City FL (Bay County) 87 yrs old 
Millville Cemetery - Henry Thomas HOWARD, b. Jul 19 1878 d. Oct 7 1965, Ss/w Helen Patterson Howard "D/95"   Source:  ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/fl/bay/cemetery/millville.txt
Newspaper10/8/1965 FL (Bay County) 87 yrs old 
Obit in Panama City Herald. 

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4 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
5 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.
6 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.
28 1906 An attempt to drain the Everglades and convert it to farmland begins.
39 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
50 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.
79 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
84 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
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1 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
11 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
17 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
19 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
22 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.
22 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
23 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
24 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
25 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
26 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
28 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
28 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
28 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
34 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
35 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
36 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
45 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
45 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
46 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
48 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
49 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
50 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
58 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
60 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
68 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
69 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
73 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
74 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
79 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.
82 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
84 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
87 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
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4 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
7 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
30 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
34 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
35 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
39 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.
41 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
60 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
61 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
63 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.
72 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
77 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
82 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
85 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
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31 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
32 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.
49 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
51 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
52 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
54 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
55 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!
56 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
56 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.
57 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
61 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
65 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.
66 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
67 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
76 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.
84 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
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31 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
36 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.
39 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
41 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
42 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.
60 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
61 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.
67 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
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Emma Lisenby
Born on an unknown day in November 1882 and died about 1903.
They were married 1/1/1902.

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Helen Patterson
Born on September 9, 1886 and died on February 14, 1940.
They were married 2/20/1908.

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The Children of Henry Thomas Howard

53 years old
Julian Andrew Howard
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on May 30, 1903 and died in Panama City, Florida on July 30, 1977. He was 74 years old.

He worked at Shipyard in Panama City. He was called "Uncle Judy".

He married Mattie Hinson. They had one son named Floyd.
His second marriage was to Thelma Rebecca Newsome in 1940. ...
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23 years old
Joel Amos Howard Sr.
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on May 12, 1909 and died in Panama City, Florida on July 29, 2000. He was 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 W...
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54 years old
Mildred Howard
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on April 13, 1912 and died in Panama City, Florida on July 29, 1998. She was 86 years old.

Married 6/23/1923. Occupation: Seamstress. She also volunteered at Bay Memorial Hospital. Called Aunt Mittie. Burial at Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Panama City, FL....
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41 years old
Milburn Howard
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on September 4, 1915 and died in Panama City, Florida on March 5, 1993. He was 77 years old.

He was the owner and operator of Howard's Shoe Repair in Panama City. He was called "Uncle Preacher". He married Mary Maud McGraw....
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37 years old
Wilburn Thomas Howard
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on December 22, 1919 and died in Panama City, Florida on August 1, 2010. He was 90 years old.

He moved with his family to Panama City in 1922. He was a master mason and a master mechanic, well known in the community for his expertise. He worked for the Hudson Dealership and then the Chrysler P...
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34 years old
Hilburn Henry Howard
Born in Slocomb, Alabama on February 14, 1922 and died in Bagley, Minnesota on January 31, 2010. He was 88 years old.

He grew up in Slocomb, where he attended school. In 1933, he moved with his family to Panama City, Fla.
He enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1942, as a Motor Mechanicís Mate and served with the Coa...
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