Houston L Rowell (1913 - 1990)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Houston L Rowell’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Houston so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Houston’s biography.

Houston L Rowell Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Houston L Rowell and his immediate Rowell family. Add to Houston L Rowell's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Houston.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Houston L Rowell? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Did Houston move a lot? Did he emigrate from another country? Add Houston's last known location.

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did Houston finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Houston attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Houston did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Houston L Rowell is a military veteran.

Middle name

L

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Houston's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Houston's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Houston a religious man? Add Houston’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Houston during various points of his life.

Timeline

1913 - In the year that Houston L Rowell was born, the Philippine–American War ended for good in June. While the official end of the war was in 1902, fighting continued for several years. An estimated 200,000 to 250,000 total Filipino civilians died and although the U.S. viewed its role as a colonial presence as one of preparing the Philippines for independence, American colonization drastically changed the character off the culture. The Catholic Church was no longer the state religion and English became the primary language of the government.

1924 - Houston was just 11 years old when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

1927 - He was only 14 years old when in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

1960 - Houston was 47 years old when on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1990 - In the year of Houston L Rowell's passing, after 27 years in prison, Nelson Mandela, the leader of the movement to end South African apartheid was released on February 11th 1990.

Houston L Rowell Family Tree

Who was Houston’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Houston’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Houston's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Houston L Rowell
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Houston's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Houston L Rowell is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Houston L Rowell passed away on September 16, 1990 at age 76. No cause of death has been listed for Houston. He was born on November 26, 1913. We have no information about Houston's family.

Memories

What do you remember about Houston L Rowell? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Houston is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Houston L Rowell

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources