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Dr. John Edmond Howe (1917)

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Posted By: Kent Transier
Date: 4/19/2021 at 16:14:07

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, April 4, 1917
Page 1, Column 4

DR. JOHN E. HOWE DIES IN GREENFIELD

Prominent Doctor and Widely Known Mason Passes Away. Was Well Known in Madison County.

Dr. J. E. Howe physician and surgeon of Greenfield and a man of wide prominence, not only in his profession but as a member of the state board of parole and because of his work as a leading representative of the Masonic fraternity, died at his home here this evening.

For several weeks he has been confined to his home, his heart threatening his life on several occasions but he rallied again until he was able to go for a motor ride about town.

He was born near Washington Courthouse in Fayette county, Ohio, August 1, 1847 in the same building as was the birthplace of his father John H. Howe. His father moved to Iowa in 1869 and settled in Madison county. Dr. Howe was reared in Ohio and when he was 17 years of age he attended Leesburg Ohio academy. Later he became a pupil in the South Salem Military school and graduated in the class of 1868. He then took up the profession of school teaching and along with it began to read medicine. He came to Iowa in 1869. In 1871 he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Keokuk, teaching school to pay his expenses.

He graduated in 1873 and opened his office at Peru, Iowa, where he practiced until August, 1875. He then came to Greenfield and was at the time of his death the oldest practitioner in Adair county. He took postgraduate work in the Chicago Polyclinic in 1896 and postgraduate work again in 1899.

Dr. Howe was not only a leading representative of the Masonic fraternity but exemplified in his life the beneficient spirit of the craft. He belonged to the Crusade lodge No. 386 A. F. And A. M. St. Johnís chapter No. 70 3R. A. M., Bethany commandery No. 29, and Za-Ga-Zig temple A. A. O. N. M. S. Of Des Moines, also the Eastern Star. Politically he was a Democrat and was always well informed on the questions and issues of the day.
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The Evening Times-Republican
Marshalltown, Iowa
Friday, April 6, 1917
Page 6, Column 2

DR. J. E. HOWE DEAD

Was Former Member of State Board of Parole and Prominent Mason.

Greenfield, April 6, -- Dr. J. E. Howe, a physician and surgeon of Greenfield and a man of widespread prominence, not only in his profession, but as a member of the state board of parole and because of his work as a leading representative of the Masonic fraternity, died at his home on Maple and Prairie streets, Greenfield, Tuesday evening. For several weeks he has been confined to his home, his heart threatening his life on several occasions, but he rallied and was able to go for a motor ride about town.

He was born near Washington Court House, Fayette county, Ohio, Aug. 1. 1847, in the same building as was the birthplace of his father, John H. Howe. His father moved to Iowa in 1869 and settled in Madison county. He graduated in 1873 and opened his office at Peru, Iowa, where he practiced until 1875. He then came to Greenfield and was the oldest practitioner in Adair county.

In 1909 he was made a member of the state board of parole.
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The Adams County Free Press
Corning, Iowa
Saturday, April 14, 1917
Page 3, Column 3

Chairman Parole Board Dead.

Greenfield. óDr. John E. Howe, chairman of the stare board of parole, died at his home at Greenfield. He had been ill since Jan. 31 with heart trouble.

Dr. Howe was born in Ohio in 1847 and moved to Iowa in 1869.

Dr. Howe was appointed a member of the board of parole by Governor Carroll in September, 1909, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dr. Emmert. He was planning, on account of ill health, retiring from the state board when his term expired in July.
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Transcriber's note: Full name taken from Directory of Deceased American Physicians.

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