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Wilburn Thomas 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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Wilburn Thomas Howard
12/22/1919 - 8/1/2010
(Shown at age 37)
Wilburn Thomas Howard was born on December 22, 1919 in Slocomb, Alabama and died on August 1, 2010 in Panama City, Florida. He lived to be 90 years old.

He moved with his family to Panama City in 1922. He was a master mason and a master mechanic, well known in the community for his expertise. He worked for the Hudson Dealership and then the Chrysler Plymouth Dealership, both in Panama City,FL. He also raced and test speed boats.

His first love was the Lord, followed by his love for his beautiful wife, Bettie, and his children; then his love for fishing especially on Howard Creek in Wewahitchka. Also, he was an amassing farmer and had a reputation of growing the hottest peppers in town.

1st Marriage to Murtha Matthews (divorced 1962) 2nd Marriage 2/14/1963 Bettie Lou Fultz.
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) 10 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.  
Census1/1/1935 Lynn Haven, Precinct 11 FL (Bay County) 15 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.  
Marriage9/3/1938 Panama City FL (Bay County) 18 yrs old 
Wilburn Thomas Howard married Martha Clifford Mathews on Sept. 3,1938 v. 5, p. 374, # 4479   Source:
Census5/2/1940 Panama City, ward 4 FL (Bay County) 20 yrs old 
# 441 - Chandler E. Matthews (age 48 - FL), Cora V. Matthews (48 - AL), Wilburn T. Howard (20 - AL), Martha C. Howard (16 - FL), Yancey Stickland (18 - AL), Martha M. Stickland (15 - FL), Mary J. Howard (0 - FL). They live on Chase Street. Chandler and Yancey are carpenters, Wilburn is a building laborer. 
Census1/1/1945 Precinct 30 FL (Bay County) 25 yrs old 
W.T. Howard (age25) , Mrs. W.T. Howard (21), Mary Joan (4), James Thomas(2) & Wilborn D.(0). W.T. has a 6th gr. & (wife-Murtha) has 7th gr. education. W. T. was born in AL, his job is a burner. all other were born in FL.  Source:  FL St. census
Other4/16/1956 FL  36 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.
Other1/1/1962 FL (Bay County) 42 yrs old 
Wilburn Howard Divorced Murtha C. Howard in Dec. 1962. Book# 1101,cer#20396, county#13. 
Marriage2/1/1963 FL (Bay County) 43 yrs old 
Wilburn Thomas Howard married Bettie Lou Fultz in Feb of 1963. Volume: 2109, cer# 2624.   Source:  Florida Marriage Collection
Other1/1/1971 Okmulgee OK  51 yrs old 
Wilburn Howard applied for Eastern Muskogee Creek Land payment Docket 21, Through ancestor Elizabeth English Ward, application # 17532  
Land Deed12/8/2003 Panama City FL (Bay County) 84 yrs old 
WILBURN T. HOWARD and BETTIE LOU HOWARD sell to NANCY ELIZABETH RUTHVEN and ARTHUR ZACHARY GARCIA on 12/08/2003 - DEED, in BAY County, number:2003090082 Book: 2373/186, Pg:2, Land description: PCL SEC 26/27-3-14 
Newspaper8/1/2010 Panama City FL (Bay County) 90 yrs old 
Wilburn Thomas "W.T." Howard of Hiland Park died Sunday night, Aug. 1, 2010, in a local hospital with all of his loved ones around him.
He was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Slocomb, Ala., and then moved with his family to Panama City in 1922. He was a master mason and a master mechanic, well known in the community for his expertise. His first love was the Lord, followed by his love for his beautiful wife, Bettie, and his children; then his love for fishing especially on Howard Creek in Wewahitchka. Also, he was an amassing farmer and had a reputation of growing the hottest peppers in town.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen P. Howard; father, "Pa" Henry T. Howard; brothers, Julian Howard, Amos Howard, Milburn Howard and Hilburn Howard; sister, Mildred Howard Snow; son, James Thomas Howard; and two daughters, Mary Joan Howard and Sharon F. Murphy.
He is survived by his loving wife, Bettie L. Howard; one son, Wilburn D. "Butch" Howard (Donna) of Virginia; and three daughters, Janice K. Roberts (Bill) of Lynn Haven, Nancy F. Ruthven (Mike) of Panama City and Pat H. Bamond (John) of Okolona, Ark.. His grandchildren are Lori H. Slattery (Todd), Jennifer Howard (Ezra), Kyle-Evon Howard (Leanna), Cynthia V. Danner, Katherine D. Robles, W. Steven Roberts (Thelma), Angela R. Tucker (John), Brenda R. Taylor (Andrew), Kathy M. Hershey (Ray), Michael J. Murphy (Sheila), Nancy R. Garcia (Zach) and Melanie R. Ellis (Bruce). He had 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Also, he had several nieces and nephews including one special niece, Mary E. Howard.
The family would like to thank all of their friends for their recent prayers and love, especially neighbors, Frances and Peggy Bolin. Also, a big hug and kiss for extra love and attention given by "Little" Mike and Shelia. A big thank you goes to his son-in-law, Mike, whom he depended on so greatly; and one of his last words was to take good care of Mike. Also, a great big thank you to Dr. Sidney Daffin and Dr. Timothy Moriarty. And to everyone, as Papa would say, "I love you all a whole heap a bunch."
The funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 6, 2010, at Wilson's Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Warren and the Rev. Michael Murphy conducting the service. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens 

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9 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.
38 1957 The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
43 1962 The Seminole Tribe of Florida is organized under the 1934 US Indian Reorganization Act and recognized by the federal government.
60 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.
4 1923 Freud publishes "The Ego and the Id"
4 1923 Diphtheria vaccine is developed; Insulin is produced to treat diabetes
5 1924 Insecticides are used for the first time on crops
7 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket
8 1927 The first television transmission was announced in England
9 1928 Big bang theory was introduced
17 1936 The first regular television broadcast happens in England
19 1938 Hahn, Strassmann, Meitner and Frisch discover nuclear fission
27 1946 The university of Pennsylvania develops the ENIAC computer, containing 18,000 vacuum tubes
28 1947 Researches at Bell Labs invent the first transistor
32 1951 The first color television is introduced in the U.S.
33 1952 The first sex-change surgery was performed to change George Jorgensen into Christine Jorgensen.
38 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.
41 1960 The ruby laser was created by Maiman
43 1962 U.S. astronaut, John Glenn, orbits the earth
46 1965 The first "space walk" was completed by the Soviet Union
52 1971 The first unmanned spacecraft hit Mars and was launched by the Soviet Union
55 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
56 1975 Invention of the CAT scanner (computerized axial tomography)
60 1979 First "test tube baby" from artificial insemination
62 1981 AIDS is identified by scientist; The first reusable space shuttle, Columbia, is sent into space.
67 1986 Moments after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes, killing size astronauts and a New Hampshire teacher.
70 1989 An asteroid comes relatively close to colliding with the earth
71 1990 Hubble Space Telescope launched; optical defect discovered and repaired later in 1993.
75 1994 The world watches comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 (S-L 9) colliding with Jupiter
78 1997 First Pathfinder vehicle lands on Mars and begin sending first photographs of Martin landscape. These are made available on the internet.
79 1998 Construction begins on the International Space Station.
81 2000 Successful cloning of animals begins in the early 2000s.
85 2004 March 2, 2004 - Mars rover MER-B (Opportunity) confirms to NASA that the area of their landing was once covered in water.
91 2010 CERN scientist trap anti-matter for the first time.
19 1938 NEWS HEADLINES: Orson Wells' radio production of H.G. Well's War of the Worlds causes a national panic.
20 1939 NEWS HEADLINES: The first regular television broadcast happens in the United States
22 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.
31 1950 NEWS HEADLINES: On June 25, the Korean War begins and the United Nations officially declaring war on North Korea two days later.
36 1955 NEWS HEADLINES: Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, AL.
41 1960 NEWS HEADLINES: The first birth control pill was approved and made available to the public
44 1963 NEWS HEADLINES: On November 22, President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas by Lee Harvey Oswald.
50 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.
51 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.
58 1977 NEWS HEADLINES: Star Wars is released and becomes the biggest ticket selling movie of all time.
65 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.
73 1992 NEWS HEADLINES: The "World Wide Web" (Internet) became available for home use through college and university sponsored "freenets".
81 2000 April 3, 2000 - The ruling in the case of the United States versus Microsoft states that the company did violate anti-trust laws by diminishing the capability of its rivals to compete.
81 2000 The 2000 census enumerates a population of 281,421,906, increasing 13.2% since 1990. As regions, the South and West continued to pick up the majority of the increase in population, moving the geographic center of U.S. population to Phelps County, Missouri.
81 2000 December 28, 2000 - Montgomery Ward, the retail giant since its founding one hundred and twenty-eight years before, announces its intention to cease business. Competition from newer, low-cost retail behemoths such as Wal-Mart lead to its demise. Over the next 10 years Wal-Mart pushes most other 'dime store' businesses to closure.
81 2000 November 7, 2000 - George W. Bush, son of the former President, and Vice President Al Gore hold a virtual dead-heat for the presidency, with a disputed vote in Florida holding off the naming of the winner of the President Election until the Supreme Court of the United States voted in favor of Bush on December 12. This ruling gave Florida to the Bush camp by a 527 vote majority, and a victory in the Electoral College, 271-266, despite gaining less popular votes than Gore.
81 2000 June 1, 2000 - For the first time since 1851, the United States of America does not participate in a major World's Fair, the Hannover 2000 World Expo, despite a record number, 187, of international participants. President Bill Clinton had withdrawn U.S. participation late in 1999 after agreement to participate in 1997. Congressional apathy toward participation in world events continues a decline in U.S. involvement after the fall of the Soviet Union and victory in the Cold War. A consequence of this policy has led to a rise, among some experts, of anti-American sentiment, and a decline of U.S. influence in diplomatic affairs. Less than half, 18.1 million, of the original attendance estimate, 40 million, visit Hannover's event.
82 2001 April 8, 2001 - Tiger Woods becomes the first golfer to hold all four major golf titles simulteneously by winning the Master's tournament in Augusta, Georgia. This followed a remarkable run in 2000 when Woods claimed victory at the final three majors of that season; the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship.
82 2001 NEWS HEADLINES: September 11 -- (9 11) -- The World Trade Towers are hit by terrorist flying commercial planes full of passengers.
83 2002 February 8, 2002 - Amid tight security due to terrorism concerns, the Winter Olympic Games are opened by President George W. Bush in Salt Lake City, Utah. They would continue without major incident until the closing ceremony on February 24.
84 2003 December 13, 2003 - Saddam Hussein, former leader of Iraq, is captured in a small bunker in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division. General fear of terrorism begins to subside.
84 2003 April 9, 2003 - The U.S. coalition siezes control of Baghdad in the Iraq conflict.
84 2003 February 1, 2003 - A tragedy at NASA occurs when the Space Shuttle Columbia explodes upon reentry over Texas. All seven astronauts inside are killed.
85 2004 February 3, 2004 - The Central Intelligence Agency admits that the imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction (which justified the war on Iraq) was not present before the 2003 Iraq war began.
86 2005 August 29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina strikes the Gulf Coast, inundating the city of New Orleans with water from Lake Pontchetrain when the levees that maintain the below sea level city break. Over one thousand three hundred people perish from Alabama to Louisiana in one of the worst natural disasters to strike the United States. (Picture Below: Damage across the Gulf Coast of the United States after Hurricane Katrina.)
86 2005 July 26, 2005 - In the first Space Shuttle flight since the tragedy of 2003, Discovery goes into orbit on a mission that returns to earth safely on August 9.
86 2005 United States labor is squeezed by global forces and the United States economy continues to decline.
8 1927 Charles Lindbergh becomes the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean and Babe Ruth hits 60 home runs.
10 1929 Widespread prosperity of the 1920s ends abruptly with the stock market crash in October
11 1930 Drought in the Great Plains area begins, creating hardship for farm families in 19 states.
13 1932 Amelia Earhart becomes the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The infant son of Charles Lindbergh is kidnapped and murdered.
14 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!
15 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.
15 1934 Congress passes the Indian Reorganization Act which allows remaining Indian tribes to reorganize.
16 1935 Congress passes the Social Security Act, giving elder Americans Social Security money for the first time.
20 1939 Hollywood releases The Wizard of Oz, one of the first films to be made in color.
24 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.
25 1944 On June 6, Allied forces invade Normandy (referred to as "D-Day")
26 1945 President Roosevelt dies; The United Nations is established; the first atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima.
35 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.
43 1962 The Cuban missile crisis escalates and Americans prepare for a Nuclear War with Fidel Castro in Cuba.
47 1966 The Black Panther party is founded.
48 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.
52 1971 Charles Manson is found guilt of murder.
53 1972 Break-in at the Democratic headquarters sets of the Watergate Scandal.
54 1973 The Vietnam War peace pacts were signed in Paris and the last of the American forces finally leave Vietnam.
58 1977 Jimmy Carter, a Democrat from GA, is elected president.
62 1981 Ronald Reagan is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
68 1987 January 24 - approximately 20,000 protesters march through Cummings, Georgia in all White Forsyth County.
68 1987 President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev meet in Washington and sign an agreement calling for the dismantling of all Soviet and US missiles.
70 1989 George Bush is elected president. (Republican)
74 1993 Bill Clinton is elected president. He will serve two terms. (Democrat)
75 1994 O.J. Simpson is chased down by police and later his trial is telecast for the world to watch.
78 1997 A robust economy creates the longest prosperity in U.S. history.
80 1999 United States budget goes into surplus.
82 2001 George W. Bush is elected president. He is the son of George Bush who served as president from 1989-1993. He will serve two terms. (Republican)
85 2004 November 2, 2004 - President George W. Bush wins reelection over Democratic Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts. He wins 50.7% of the popular vote and 286 votes in the Electoral College.
85 2004 National Museum of the American Indian is established on the mall in Washington DC.
85 2004 National Museum of the American Indian is established in Washington DC.
87 2006 December 1, 2006 - United States manufacturing capacity and esteem wanes, signalled by the sale of the last shares of his General Motors stock by U.S. billionaire Kirk Kerkorian.
89 2008 A major financial crisis and recession begins in earnest.
89 2008 October 3, 2008 - The United States Congress passes legislation, signed by President Bush, for a $700 billion bailout, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, giving the Treasury Department authority to assist distressed Wall Street and banking businesses of the United States due to the housing, banking, and subprime mortgage crises caused by excessive greed and speculation among Wall Street firms. This economic distress, coupled with oil prices above $140 per barrel during the summer, deepened the world economic crises that had been brewing all year. The bailout was supported by current President George W. Bush and both presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain.
90 2009 October 31, 2009 - The economic recession continues to deepen as jobless claims climb above 10.0%, reaching 10.2% with October's monthly figures. This occurs despite efforts by the Obama administration to ramp up massive government spending pushed by the $780 billion economic stimulus package passed earlier in the year.
90 2009 Health care reforms initiated by the new US President, Obama, gives birth to the 'Tea Party' movement.
1 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.
19 1938 Hitler annexes Anschluss into Germany. At the Munich Conference, Germany is given a portion of Czechoslovakia.
20 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.
26 1945 World War II ends with a Japanese delegation signing instrument of surrender aboard battleship Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
70 1989 The Berlin Wall falls uniting communist East Germany and capitalistic West Germany
71 1990 Iraq (Sadam Hussein) invades Kuwait causing the U.N. to impose sanctions. This leads to the Gulf War.
73 1992 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is formed.
74 1993 South Africa accepts racial equality.
77 1996 Pope John Paul II affirmed evolution by natural selection
80 1999 Yugoslavia breaks up and Serbia is contained.
81 2000 Internet, cellphones, and social networking (using websites such as Twitter and Facebook) begin to grow in popularity and become standards for most house holds by 2010.
81 2000 China begins to emerge as an economic giant.
82 2001 September 11, 2001 - 911 - Islamic fundamentalist terrorists hijack four U.S. airliners and crash them into the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York City. The attack of two planes levels the World Trade Center and the crash of one plane inflicts serious damage to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, causing nearly 3,000 deaths. The fourth plane is heroically crashed by passengers into a Shanksville, Pennsylvania cornfield when they learn of the plot, preventing destruction of another structure in Washington, D.C., supposed to be the White House or the Capitol building. The plot is attributed to the Al-Qaeda organization led by Osama Bin Laden.
82 2001 September 18, 2001 - Anthrax attacks by mail from Princeton, New Jersey against news and government targets begin. Federal officials announce the first case on October 4. World wide concern about terrorism continues to escalate.
82 2001 April 1, 2001 - China-U.S. incident. An American spyplane collides with a fighter plane of China and makes an emergency landing in Hainan, China. The U.S. crew is detained for ten days
82 2001 October 7, 2001 - In response to the tragedy of September 11, the United States military, with participation from its ally the United Kingdom, commence the first attack in the War on Terrorism on the Taliban and Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. By November 12, the Taliban government leaves the capital, Kabul.
83 2002 November 8, 2002 - The United Nations passes Resolution 1441 in a unanimous Security Council vote. It forces Saddam Hussein and Iraq to disarm or face serious consequences.
83 2002 November 21, 2002 - NATO invites additional members of the former Soviet bloc to join its membership. Seven nations are included in the invitation; Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
83 2002 May 21, 2002 - The United States State Department issues its report in the War on Terror. It states that there are seven nations that a State-Sponsors: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
84 2003 March 19, 2003 - The War in Iraq begins with the bombing of Baghdad after additional measures and mandates from the United Nations and the United States coalition fail to gain concessions or the removal of Saddam Hussein from power. The U.S. coalition, upon failure to extract authority from the U.N. for action due to the veto power of France, begin land operations one day later with participation from U.S., British, Australian, and Polish troops.
87 2006 February 22, 2006 - In a continuing shift of the retail industry to new platforms, the one billionth song is downloaded from the internet music store, Apple iTunes. This shift comes at the expense of many brick and mortar chains, including Tower Records. The trend of purchasing items via the internet, instead of local stores, continues to grow.
88 2007 January 10, 2007 - President George W. Bush announces a troop surge of 21,500 for the war in Iraq to stem the violence at the request of new commander General Petreus. This controversial policy begins to show positive signs once fully implemented during the summer months, with a reduction in violent attacks against coalition forces and Iraqi civilians. Progress on the political front within the Iraqi national government, however, does not keep pace with positive developments on the military front.
88 2007 The world climate and ocean temperatures continue to rise. Both polar caps are shrinking at a record breaking rate.
89 2008 November 4, 2008 - Barack Obama, Democratic Senator from Illinois, the land of Abraham Lincoln, wins a landslide margin in the Electoral College, 365 to 173 in the election for the 44th President of the USA over John McCain, making him the first African-American president in the history of the United States of America.
91 2010 April 20, 2010 - A British Petroleum deep water oil rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the largest oil spill in the history of the United States, killing eleven workers, and devastating the envirnoment. It also severely damaged the fishing and tourism industries of gulf states.
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Murtha Mathews
Born on January 2, 1924 and died on August 21, 2015.
They were married 9/3/1938.

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Bettie Boersma
Born on January 14, 1921 and died on October 9, 2012.
They were married 2/14/1963.

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The Children of Wilburn Thomas Howard

16 years old
Mary 'Joni ' Joan Howard
Born in Panama City, Florida on May 1, 1940 and died in Hoover, Alabama on September 1, 2007. She was 67 years old.

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28 years old
James Thomas Howard
Born in Panama City, Florida on November 1, 1942 and died in Udorn Air Force Base, Thailand on April 10, 1970. He was 27 years old.

He went by Tom. He had a wonderful smile and was the kinda guy that just lit up the place and no matter how down a person was Tom could usually cheer them up. He was such a great guy and friend t...
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16 years old
Wilburn 'Butch' Dwight Howard
Born in Panama City, Florida on December 23, 1944 and died in Warrenton, Virginia on February 4, 2018. He was 73 years old.

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68 years old
Patrick 'Pat' Gayle Howard
Born in Panama City, Florida on April 10, 1947 and died in Okolona, Arkansas on August 24, 2016. She was 69 years old.

She married Edward L. Fries, later she married John Bamond. ...
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