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
Gravestone Photo
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

Obituary:  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.
Source: Corry Historical Society, Corry, PA