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Patrick Howe 1845-1921


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 11/20/2011 at 02:39:44

Pat Howe is Dead; Lived Here 40 Years
Long Time Resident Passes Away After Five Years of Illness – Funeral Held Saturday
Pat Howe, for almost forty years a resident of Estherville, passed away last Wednesday evening about six o’clock. Some five years ago Mr. Howe suffered a stroke of paralysis, and about a year later fell on an icy sidewalk, injuring his hip so that he was confined in bed for the past four years.

Mr. Howe was probably one of the best known men in the city, having for many years been road master for the Rock Island here. At the time of his first stroke, he had retired from active work, moving in from the farm he had been working for three years.

Almost two years ago he suffered another stroke, and this left him in a very bad condition. A short time ago, when his condition was considered very serious, the children were sent for. J.J. Howe, one of the sons, had returned to his home in North Dakota only the day before his father’s death.

The funeral was held last Saturday morning from St. Patrick’s church, and burial was made in the Catholic cemetery, south of the city.

Obituary – Patrick Howe
Patrick Howe was born in Ireland March 12, 1845, and died April 13, 1921, being 76 years, one month and one day old at the time of his death.

At the age of seven years he came to this country with his parents, and lived in Ohio until he was fifteen years old. The family lived at Waterloo and Ackley for a number of years.

On November 7, 1871, he was united in marriage to Ellen Carrigg, who preceded him in death eleven years ago. To this union thirteen children were born, ten of whom are now living.

For five years Mr. Howe was section foreman for the Rock Island at Traer, Iowa, and then moved to Estherville, where he has since resided. He as assistant road master here for one year, and was road master for twenty-seven years. He resigned in 1908 to take up farming, and lived on a farm northeast of town for three years, when he retired and moved to the city.

The children living are Mrs. Mary A. White, Seattle, Wash.; S.T., Estherville; M.E., Great Falls, Mont.; Mrs. Gale Collins, Estherville; Mrs. F.N. Foran, Estherville; F.H., Seattle; J.J., Dickinson, N.D.; C.J., St. Paul, Minn.; Bessie E., Estherville; and Mrs. W.E. Copeland, Estherville. The other three, who died in infancy, were Nellie, Johnny and Patsy.

All the children but three were here for the funeral, which occurred Saturday morning, from St. Patrick’s church, of which Mr. Howe was a member. (Estherville Democrat, Estherville, IA, April 20, 1921)


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