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Milburn  Howard 

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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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Milburn Howard
9/4/1915 - 3/5/1993
(Shown at age 41)
Milburn Howard was born on September 4, 1915 in Slocomb, Alabama and died on March 5, 1993 in Panama City, Florida. He lived to be 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.
Census1/7/1920 Fadette AL (Geneva County) 4 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) 14 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.  
Other1/1/1935 Panama City FL (Bay County) 19 yrs old 
Milburn Howard - Helper at McGraw's Shoe Shop in Hiland Park - Page 48, Panama City Directory  
Census1/1/1935 Lynn Haven, Precinct 11 FL (Bay County) 19 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.  
Marriage8/15/1935 FL (Bay County) 19 yrs old 
Milburn Howard married Maud McGraw on Aug. 15, 1935, book 4, page 535, #3605 
Census1/1/1940 Union Springs AL (Bullock County) 24 yrs old 
# 122 - Milburn Howard (age 24), Mary M. Howard (25), James M. Howard (2). All were born in AL. Milburn is a shoe repairman at shoe shop. In 1935 their residence was Panama City, FL. 
Census6/1/1945 Panama City FL (Bay County) 29 yrs old 
Milburn Howard(Age 29)Mrs. Howard (30), James M.(7) and Kenneth M.(0). Milburn, his wife and James were born in AL, Kenneth in FL. Milburn occupation is shoe repair. Address: Po. Box 991
Precinct 30,Page:2, Line: 18, Archive Series #: S1371

next door lives L. A. McGraw and on the other side J. R. Johnson  
Other4/16/1956 FL  40 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  55 yrs old 
Milburn Howard applied for Eastern Muskogee Creek Land payment Docket 21, Through ancestor Elizabeth English Ward, application # 17524 

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2 1917 Seminole Indians become a Florida tourist attraction.
13 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.
42 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
47 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
64 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.
8 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
8 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
9 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
11 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
12 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
13 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
21 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
23 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
31 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
32 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
36 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
37 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
42 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.
45 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
47 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
50 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
56 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
59 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
60 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
64 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
66 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
71 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
74 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
75 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
2 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.
4 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
23 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
24 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
26 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.
35 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
40 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
45 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
48 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
54 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.
55 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.
62 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
69 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.
77 1992 NEWS HEADLINES: The "World Wide Web" (Internet) became available for home use through college and university sponsored "freenets".
12 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
14 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
15 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
17 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
18 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!
19 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
19 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.
20 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
24 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
28 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.
29 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
30 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
39 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.
47 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
51 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
52 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.
56 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
57 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
58 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
62 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
66 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
72 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
72 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
74 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
78 1993 Bill Clinton is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Democrat)
2 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
4 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
5 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.
23 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
24 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.
30 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
74 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
75 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
77 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is formed.
78 1993 South Africa accepts racial equality.
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Mary McGraw
Born on July 27, 1914 and died on May 19, 1999
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The Children of Milburn Howard

29 years old
James Milburn Howard
Born somewhere in Alabama on November 13, 1937 and died in Panama City, Bay Co., Florida on December 10, 2014. He was 77 years old.

He married Carolyn Elizabeth Barfield in 1962. In 1971 he married Mary Louise Hutchinson (1943 -2003).
Richard Lee (1964)
Tracy Renee (1970-2000)
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19 years old
Kenneth Marion Howard
Born in Panama City, Bay County, Florida on January 25, 1945 and died in Ramstein, Germany on August 6, 1966. He was 21 years old.

Served in the US Air Force. Accidentally electrocuted , Burial at Evergreen Cemetery in Panama City, FL ...
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