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Stephen Thomas Howe, 1876-1928


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 10/13/2010 at 13:04:41


Stephen Thomas Howe, a pioneer railway man of this city, died at his home on South Seventh Street at one-thirty on Tuesday of this week. Mr. Howe had been In falling health for a long time and death came as a relief to his patient suffering. Mr. Howe was an engineer on the Rock Island Railroad and only the first of last February he was pensioned by that company. However, he commenced his service on the railway with the old B. C. R. & N. in 1890.

Mr. Howe was born November 29, 1876 at Traer, Iowa. He came to this city when a mere lad with his parents. His father, Patrick Howe, being connected with the old B. C. R.& N. Ry at that time, having came here with the coming of the road.

Mr. Howe entered the service of the B. C. R. & N. in 1890 and when the Rock Island took that road over he entered their service as fireman. This was on October, 1892. He was made an engineer in the service in October 1900. Since that time and up to the time he was pensioned he has been in constant service with a wonderful record with his company.

He was united in marriage to Mary Noonan at Chester, Iowa, thirty-one years ago. To this union there has been three children born, Mrs. Roy McNeal, of Willistown, N. Dak., Clem of Cedar Rapids, and Donald who is still at home. He has four brothers and five sisters living, J. J. Howe of Mandan, N. Dak.; C. J. of Long Beach, Calif.; F. H. of Glendale, Calif; M. E. of Great Falls, Mont; Mrs. Ed Hall, Washington; Mrs. T. Jacobs, Beach Grove, Tenn.; Mrs. Gail Collins, Mrs. F. H. Foran and Mrs. Fred Larsen of this city.

The funeral services will be held Friday morning from St. Patrick's church, the Rev. Veit officiating.

Source: The Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; April11, 1928.


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