Frances Howe (1876 - 1931)

A photo of Frances Howe
Add photo
Frances Howe
1876 - 1931
Born
c. 1876
Death
September 2, 1931
Manhattan County, New York United States
Summary
Frances Howe was born c. 1876. She died on September 2, 1931 in New York at age 55.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Frances is always remembered.
Update biobiography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Frances' life so that she is always remembered.

Biography
Frances Howe
Most commonly known as
Frances Howe
Full name
Other names or aliases
Female
Gender
Frances Howe was born
Birth
Frances Howe died on in Manhattan County, New York United States
Death
Frances Howe was born
Frances Howe died on in Manhattan County, New York United States
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Frances Howe?
View other bios of people named Frances Howe

Frances's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Frances Howe
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Frances' family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Frances.

Cancel

Share Frances' obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Frances Howe passed away on September 2, 1931 in New York at age 55. She was born c. 1876. We are unaware of information about Frances's family.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Frances' lifetime.

In 1876, in the year that Frances Howe was born, on February 14th, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone. So did Elisha Gray. A month later, on March 7th, Bell was granted the patent and on the 10th, he made his first successful telephone call - in which he said: "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you."

In 1881, Frances was just 5 years old when on November 19th, a meteorite landed a few miles southwest of Odessa, Ukraine. According to one report: "About 7 o'clock one morning a bright and serpentine tail of fire was seen passing over the town by the inhabitants of Odessa, and M. Prendel, editor of one of the Odessa papers, surmising that the phenomenon betokened a fall of meteorites, offered a reward to any person who would bring him one. Three days afterward a gentleman of Grossliebental brought him one which had been found by a peasant who was nearly frightened out of his senses at its fall. It fell beside him while at work in his field and buried itself .55 meters (almost 2 ft) into the ground." The recovered piece was about 17.5 lbs.

In 1901, Frances was 25 years old when the first Nobel Prizes were awarded. Chemist and engineer Alfred Nobel, who died in 1896, had provided in his will for prizes in physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine, who have produced the most distinguished literary work of an idealist tendency, and who have contributed the most toward world peace. The winners in 1901 were: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen for physics, Jacobus Henricus van't Hoff for chemistry, Emil Adolf von Behring for physiology or medicine, Sully Prudhomme for literature, and Jean Henry Dunant and Frédéric Passy for peace.

In 1919, by the time she was 43 years old, on January 6th, President Theodore Roosevelt died. Having gone to bed the previous night after being treated for breathing problems, the ex-President died in his sleep from a clot that had traveled to his lungs. He was 60. After a simple service, Roosevelt was buried on a hillside overlooking Oyster Bay.

In 1931, in the year of Frances Howe's passing, on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

Other Frances Howes

Other Howes

Other Bios

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top