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Rena  Howard 

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Simeon Daniel Howard
1815 - 4/1870

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1820 - 3/1870
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Rena Howard
1/26/1853 - 4/30/1944
Rena Howard was born on January 26, 1853 in Russell Co., Alabama and died on April 30, 1944 in Calhoun Co., Georgia. She lived to be 91 years old.

Her middle name may have been Ellen or Eliza. She was called "Rennie" In the 1930 census she states she was married at age 19 and is now a widow. She had two children as stated in the 1900 census

unknown (died young)
Venezula Howard (1891).
Census6/9/1860 Beat One AL (Russell County) 7 yrs old 
family#122 - Simeon Howard (age 46, a day laborer born in GA) and his wife Exey (age 40, born in GA) Mary (age 19), Simeon (age 18, day laborer), S. J. (female, age 16), J. F. (female, age 12), William (age 8), and Thomas Laudin or Lawless (age 64, relationship unknown)He was born in VA and cannot read or write. Personal estate is estimated at $100. Children are born in AL. There is a mark in the box for race beside Simeon and Simeon Jr. name. 
Census6/8/1880 1123 District GA (Calhoun County) 27 yrs old 
#53 -- Sim D. Howard (age 36, a farmer born in AL, both parents born in GA) and his wife Polly (age 40, born in GA, both parents born in GA). Willie Crawford (16, born in GA), a nephew, is living with them and working as a farm laborer.

#54 - Henry H. Crawford (21) and wife, Martha J. (16). both born in GA. Henry is a farm laborer.

#56: Mary A. Howard (age 39, born in GA) is listed as head of household consisting of her sisters: Sarah J (age 34), Renea (age 27), Elizabeth (age 11), Sena B. (age 2, relationship stated as Mary's niece). All say they were born in AL, their father was born in GA and their mother was born in North Carolina. Sarah is a farm laborer and the rest are keeping house.

note next door to Sim is Ann L. Ellis (1827 AL) she is the widow of William B. Ellis (1830 GA) -he maybe related to Sim's mother 
Land Deed1/7/1889 GA (Calhoun County) 35 yrs old 
Jesse L. Pierce sells land to Mary Ann Howard and Anna(Rena?) Howard sells for ten dollars. The four acres of land is located in the north west corner of the south half of lot number 119 in the 3rd district.  
Census6/4/1900 Militia District 1123 GA (Calhoun County) 47 yrs old 
This information, while true, may NOT apply to our Rena Howard.  #47 - Ellen Howard (47 , June 1853) and daughter Bessie (9, Jan. 1891) both born in GA. Ellen's father was born in GA, mother in AL. Ellen is a dress maker,she is single, she has had two children, one is living. Bessie attends school.
next door the family of Mary A. and Willie Aycock  
Census4/29/1910 Militia District 1123 GA ( Calhoun County) 57 yrs old 
Bunch Moody (age23), Zula Moody (19) & stepmother - Renna Howard (50). William and Zula have been married three years with no children. All born in GA. 
Census3/9/1920 Militia District 945 GA ( Dougherty County) 67 yrs old 
78, 95 - William Moody (age23), Zula Moody (19) & stepmother - Rena Howard (50). William and Zula have been married three years with no children. All born in GA. William and Zula were born in GA, Rena in AL. They rent their home. Their are laborers at the cotton mill.  
Census1/1/1930 Militia District 945 GA ( Dougherty County) 76 yrs old 
143, 163 -Susan Moody (age 35) & mother - Rena Howard (75). Susan is a widow, was married at age 20, born in GA,as was her parents. Rena is a widow,was married at age 19, born in GA, parents born in AL. They rent their home, value $8. Susan is a shearer at a cotton mill. 
Census1/1/1940 Albany GA (Dougherty County) 86 yrs old 
528, 175 -Venezula Moody (age 48) & mother - Rene Howard (83). They rent their home, value $9. They are both widows. Venezula was born in GA, Rene in AL. Venezula completed the 6th grade in school, Rene the 2nd. Venezula is a housekeeper with the W.P.A. They lived at the same place in 1935. 
Death Certificate4/30/1944 Albany GA (Dougherty County) 91 yrs old 
Name: Mrs. Rena Howard, Death Date: April 30, 1944, County of Death: Doughty, Gender: Female, Race: White, Age: 92 Years, Certificate: 7395 
Graveyard/Tombstone4/30/1944 Morgan Methodist Cemetery GA (Calhoun County) 91 yrs old 
Rena Howard -Grave marker shows birth 1/26/1853 and death 4/30/1944.  Source:

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Click on any of the News, Events, or Discoveries buttons above to see historical things that happened during Rena Howard's life. These are only some of the major events that affected the life and times of Rena, her family, and friends. For example, Rena is 2 years old when Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
1 1854 Fannin, Coffee, Chattahooche, Charlton, and Calhoun Counties formed.
3 1856 Haralson, Terrell, Berrien, Colquit, Miller, and Towns Counties formed.
4 1857 Dawson, Milton, Pierce, Glascock, Mitchell, Schley, White, and Wilcox Counties formed.
5 1858 Clayton, Quitman, Banks, Brooks, Johnson, and Echols Counties formed.
17 1870 Douglas, McDuffie, Rockdale, and Dodge Counties formed.
22 1875 Oconee County formed.
52 1905 Crisp, Grady, Jenkins, Tift, Davis, Stephens, Toombs, Turner, and Ben Hill Counties formed.
59 1912 Forsyth, Bleckley, and Wheeler Counties formed.
61 1914 Barrow, Candler, Bacon, and Evans Counties are formed.
64 1917 Atkinson and Treutlen Counties are formed.
67 1920 Seminole, Lanier, Brantley, Long, and Lamar Counties are formed.
71 1924 Peach County is formed.
3 1856 The first Neanderthal fossils are found near Germany
6 1859 Charles Darwin publishes "Origin of Species" and begins the evolution theory.
12 1865 Mendel publishes his papers on genetics and introduces the concept to the public.
16 1869 Cro-magnon Man fossils are found in France
24 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
26 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
36 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
42 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
44 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
47 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.
47 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
48 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
49 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
50 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
51 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
53 1906 The triode vacuum tube is invented
53 1906 Electrons are discovered by Thomson
53 1906 Kellogg sells the first box of Corn Flakes
59 1912 The unsinkable Titanic sinks on its first trip to New York drowning 1,513 people.
60 1913 Ford builds the first assembly line into his automobile production plant
61 1914 The first traffic lights (which is only red or green) are put up in America; Construction of the Panama Canal is completed
70 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
70 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
71 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
73 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
74 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
75 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
83 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
85 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
8 1861 NEWS HEADLINES: American Civil war begins at Ft. Sumter, located in Charleston Harbor, VA.
9 1862 NEWS HEADLINES: May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
29 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
32 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
55 1908 NEWS HEADLINES: Henry Ford produces the first Model T automobile
59 1912 White residents of Forsyth County, GA, drive the black population out.
60 1913 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison invents motion pictures
64 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.
66 1919 NEWS HEADLINES: World War I ends with the signing of The Versailles Treaty.
85 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
86 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
88 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.
2 1855 Third Seminole Indian War begins. It ends three years later when Chief Billy Bowlegs and his band are forced to move from Florida.
7 1860 Presidential election puts Abraham Lincoln in office. The campaign has heated the issues regarding slavery in the south.
9 1862 May 20, 1862 the US government passes the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for settlement of lower Southeast and West.
10 1863 Abraham Lincoln issues the "Emancipation Proclamation" freeing slaves.
12 1865 American Civil war ends with General Lee's surrender at Appomattox, VA. Reconstruction begins in the "old South"
15 1868 An eight-hour work day is established for federal employees.
22 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
23 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded
56 1909 The National Association for Advancement of Colored People is formed (NAACP)
57 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.
74 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
76 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
77 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
79 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
80 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!
81 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.
81 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
82 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
86 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
90 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.
91 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
56 1909 The "Piltdown Man" hoax -- a fake archeological discovery announced by dishonest scientists who wanted to "prove" that human beings had evolved in Europe
61 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.
64 1917 Germany uses airplanes to drop bombs in the early stages of World War I -- the first major military use of airplanes.
66 1919 The Versailles Treaty marks the official end of World War I.
67 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.
85 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
86 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.
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Venezula 'Zula' Howard
Born in Calhoun County, Georgia about 1891 and died in Dougherty County, Georgia about 1960. She was about 69 years old.

Her first name may have been Susan. She married William Bunk Moody (5/25/1885 - 2/12 /1921). ...
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