William Cook Howard
Born: Oct 25, 1811
Loc: Sherburne, Chenango Co. NY
Died: Jan 10, 1891
Loc: Columbus, Warren Co. PA
Bur: West Lawn Cemetery,
Columbus, Warren Co. PA
Father: John G. Howard
Mother: Sally Whitford
Married: June 1837 at Columbus, Warren Co. PA
Spouse: Miranda Marble,
daughter of Asa Marble and Mary Dutton
|Occupation: Gunsmith/Blacksmith, Cattle Shipping|
Jane Lillian/Mary Ann/Helen M./Albert M./Sally Jenette/Harriet M./John Dewitt/Frank O./Helen M.
Howard, William C., of
Columbus, was born in Sherburne county, N.Y., in 1811. He was a son of
John G. and Sally (Whitford) Howard. John G. was born in Rhode Island in
1783, and his wife Sally was born in Otsego county N.Y., in 1788, They
were married June 14, 1804. Sally died in 1834, and her husband died on
May 20, 1875. They had a family of five children, two of whom are now
living - William C. and Huldah, now the widow of Mr. Johnson. They
settled in Columbus in 1833. William C. Howard was married on June 22,
1837, to Miranda Marble, who was born in Columbus, Chenango county N.Y.
in March 1819. They had a family of eight children born to them - Jane
L., Mary L., Helen M., S. Jeanette, Albert M., Harriet M., John Dewitt,
Frank O. Jane married J. D. Babbitt, and died leaving one son, J. D.
Babbitt Jr., Dewitt is also deceased. Mr. William C. Howard has held
several offices in the town and is known as "major" throughout the
county. He as an early blacksmith and gunsmith and in 1850 he became the
station and ticket agent for the P. & E. Railroad, and was also an agent
for the American Express Company. He is now the stock shipping agent at
Columbus station for the P. & E. Railroad.
Source: History of Warren Co. PA Page 47
1850 Census: Columbus Twp. Warren Co. PA
1860 Census: Columbus Twp. Warren Co. PA
1870 Census: Columbus Twp. Warren Co. PA
1880 Census: Columbus Twp. Warren Co. PA
W. C. Howard, aged 79 years who has been sick for quite awhile died on
Saturday night. Mr. Howard is a 50 year resident of Columbus Twp., and has
been engaged in shipping cattle from the Columbus station yards on the P.
& E. road for over 25 years. He was a most sociable and friendly old man,
and those to whom he was a friend found he never "went back" on them. He
was the father of Mrs. Ezra King, Mrs. C. W. Flanders, Mrs. Eldred and F.
O. Howard of Columbus and grandfather of Miss Howard of R. F. Livermore's
store. In Mr. Howard's death the Leader loses a friend who never failed to
say a good word for us.