John W Howard (1933 - 2003)

John W Howard
1933 - 2003
updated February 06, 2019
John W Howard, father to 2 children, was born on May 25, 1933 in Texas. He was born to John August Howard and Burma Eunice (Embry) Howard, with siblings Frankie, James, and Doyle. He married Ann Howard. John would also marry Shirley I. (Pray) Garver, and they gave birth to John Wallace Howard and Jeri Dawn (Howard) Taylor. He died on December 14, 2003 in Branson, Missouri at 70 years old.

John's birth certificate name was shown as simply J. W. Howard because the time he was given the name of his grandfather who was know as J W. His name was actually changed by the Army because they would not accept single letters in their record keeping system. Like his son Johnny, both died from complications due to earlier head injuries.
Father's grave site: [external link]
Grandfather's grave site: [external link]

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John Howard was born on in Crosby County, Texas United States


John Howard died on in Branson, Taney County, Missouri United States 65616

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Branson, Taney County, Missouri 65616


Amarillo High School, Amarillo, TX


Commercial Artist

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U.S. Army, Nike Missile Air Defense Systems, NY, NY

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John W Howard Family Tree

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Aug 9, 1907 - Jul 8, 1983
Jul 11, 1908 - Apr 19, 1984


Sep 20, 1936 - Jan 8, 2005
Jul 15, 1942 - Jul 28, 2001
Jun 7, 1944 - Unknown



John W Howard & Ann Howard

John W Howard


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John W Howard & Shirley I. (Pray) Garver


Sep 16, 1940 - Feb 28, 2017


Dec 22, 1959 - May 25, 2015
May 23, 1962 - Unknown


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Doyle Howard
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J. W. Howard is gone but not forgotten...
Jan 21, 2018 · Reply
Doyle Howard
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For more details see:
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John Howard Obituary

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J.W. was cremated after suffering from an older head injury. His ashes were scattered over Branson MO.

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1933 - 2003 World Events

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In 1933, in the year that John W Howard was born, on March 4th, Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd President of the United States. He was elected four times (equaled by no other President) and guided the United States through the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and World War 2. His wife was his cousin Eleanor Roosevelt (Teddy Roosevelt's niece) who President Truman called "First Lady of the World". Some of the major programs that survive from his presidency are the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wagner Act (The National Labor Relations Act of 1935) , the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Social Security.

In 1951, when he was 18 years old, on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

In 1968, at the age of 35 years old, John was alive when on June 5th, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan after celebrating his win in the California presidential primary. He died the next day at Good Samaritan Hospital.

In 1977, John was 44 years old when on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

In 1980, when he was 47 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Other John Howards

Aug 30, 1877 - Nov 11, 1961
1842 - Jun 26, 1915
Feb 12, 1880 - Aug 22, 1940
Jul 29, 1849 - Aug 2, 1914
Jun 25, 1869 - Nov 12, 1944
Dec 22, 1959 - May 25, 2015
Aug 9, 1907 - Jul 8, 1983
Unknown - Unknown
1897 - Apr 7, 1974
1869 - Sep 24, 1917
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
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around 1883 - May 19, 1917
around 1919 - Jan 28, 1944
around 1887 - Sep 14, 1914
around 1888 - Jul 1, 1916
around 1921 - Oct 11, 1943
around 1892 - Jun 18, 1918
around 1918 - Sep 8, 1943

Other Howards

Jan 8, 1925 - Oct 2, 2006
Jan 25, 1900 - January 1984
Mar 21, 1902 - August 1978
Aug 28, 1930 - Nov 2, 1997
Nov 2, 1930 - Jun 12, 2003
Jun 8, 1932 - February 1982
Sep 28, 1929 - November 1978
Jun 26, 1933 - October 1979
Dec 27, 1929 - August 1979
Nov 27, 1925 - Jan 17, 1992
Jul 8, 1934 - Nov 19, 2004
Sep 19, 1964 - May 15, 1996
Jun 7, 1932 - Nov 12, 1993
Mar 30, 1934 - Jan 9, 2000
Jun 25, 1933 - Feb 15, 1991
Sep 25, 1909 - Apr 24, 1991
Oct 5, 1909 - Feb 3, 2001
Jun 24, 1932 - Jul 13, 2002
Apr 3, 1912 - Feb 15, 2008
Aug 23, 1930 - Oct 30, 2006

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Oct 18, 1923 - Nov 13, 2008
May 30, 1932 - Sep 3, 2000
Aug 13, 1921 - Nov 21, 2001
Jun 14, 1933 - Dec 21, 2002
Nov 12, 1920 - Feb 10, 2011
Apr 15, 1932 - August 1976
Dec 31, 1932 - Aug 7, 2006
Jan 27, 1907 - May 26, 2003
Jul 9, 1934 - Jun 15, 1990
Aug 12, 1924 - August 1981
Feb 9, 1929 - Sep 18, 2007
Apr 10, 1934 - Jul 4, 2001
Jul 11, 1932 - Mar 3, 2000
Apr 23, 1908 - June 1990
Dec 10, 1930 - Oct 5, 1991
Aug 5, 1930 - Dec 25, 2007
Jan 20, 1900 - August 1989
Sep 10, 1930 - Jan 22, 2005
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