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Albert G Howe


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/26/2010 at 12:30:20

Albert G Howe is engaged in business at Ogden as a member of the firm of Schooler & Howe, conducting a well appointed and liberally patronized furniture and undertaking establishment. His birth occurred at Independence, Kansas January 11, 1880, his parents being James M and Ellen M (Carlisle) Howe. The father came to Boone county, Iowa in an early day and her devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits for some time, subsequently removing to Kansas, where he operated a farm until 1881. In that year he returned to Ogden, this county, and was here engaged in the draying business for some time, wile later he embarked in the mercantile business, conducting and establishment of that character successfully until 1899. Since disposing of his interests he has lived retired in Ogden, enjoying the fruits of his former activity in well earned ease. He has attained the age of seventy-three years and is a highly esteemed and respected citizen of his community. During he period of the Civil war he served for four years as a member of company B, Eighth Illinois Cavalry, making a creditable record as a brave and loyal defender of the Union. The demise of his wife occurred October 12, 1912.
Albert G Howe was reared and educated in this county, attending the public schools of Ogden. He afterward worked in his fatherís store for some time and subsequently went to Berkley, Boone county, where he was engaged in the mercantile business for one year. On the expiration that period he returned to Ogden and embarked in the hardware business in association with W S Gray, to whom he sold out at the end of three years. He was ext engaged in the mercantile business in Ogden until September 1912, and then gave his attention to real estate interests until April 1913. In that month he entered into partnership with William B Schooler for the conduct of the furniture and undertaking establishment which they have since continued under the firm style of Schooler & Howe. They carry an extensive stock and are accorded a large patronage which attests the satisfaction of those with whom they have dealings.
On January 1, 1902, Mr Howe was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Webb, a daughter of Q O and Erispa (Mace) Webb, pioneer settlers of Boone county, who now reside in Ogden. The father here devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits for a number of years but has lived retired since 1907. Mr and Mrs Howe have two children, Lucile F and Vera R who are eight and five years of age respectively.
Mr How is a republican in politics and has ably served as a member of the city council for five years. He is identified fraternally with the Masons and the Independent Order of odd Fellows, and his religious faith is that of the Methodist church. He is widely recognized as a young man of enterprise, ability and worth and enjoys an extensive and favorable acquaintance throughout the county in which practically his entire life has been spent.

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