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HOWE, E. A., D. V. S.


Posted By: Jean Kramer (email)
Date: 3/19/2004 at 17:12:13

Biography reproduced from page 424 of Volume II of the History of Kossuth County written by Benjamin F. Reed and published in 1913:

Dr. E. A. Howe, who is successfully engaged in the practice of veterinary surgery in Bancroft, was born in Bremer county, Iowa, on the 25th of September, 1866, a son of E. A. and Sarah (Smith) Howe. The parents were natives of Canada, and there the father was educated. The mother was a daughter of Willard and Drusilla (Holland) Smith, both of whom are now deceased. They resided for many years in Kendall county, Illinois, removing from there to Bancroft. Mr. and Mrs. Howe were married in Missouri, and subsequently the father engaged in the practice of veterinary surgery for about two years in Illinois, but later removed to Iowa. He first settled in Chickasaw county and while residing there took up the practice of medicine. He next went to Fayette county, and five years later he located in Benton county, where he remained for ten years. At the expiration of that time he removed to Kossuth county, Iowa, and two years later he settled in Bancroft, where he passed away in July, 1903, at the age of sixty-five years. He was an earnest worker in the Baptist church and preached in and about Bancroft for several years. In his political views he was a republican, and served for about a term on the town council and for a time he was a member of the board of pension examiners in Algona. The family of Dr. and Mrs. Howe numbered seven children. James, who was the eldest, died at the age of seventeen years and was buried in Fayette county, Iowa. Emma, who is the next in order of birth, is also deceased and she, too, is buried in Fayette county. Katherine Aldora married C. V. Christopher of Raleigh, Iowa, and they have two children: William F. and Blanch Lorimer. Ida became the wife of Alfred Smith, of Benton county, Iowa, and they have one daughter, Iva, who married Charles Wilson. Mary E., became the wife of Frank Richardson, of Bancroft, by whom she has had three children: Wiley, who is twenty-seven years of age; Roy, who is a youth of eighteen; and Dora, who has passed the sixteenth anniversary of her birth. Frank, the youngest member of the family, died when three months old and is buried in Fayette county.

E. A. Howe, who is the fifth child born to his parents, received his education in the public schools of Benton county, which he attended until he was a lad of thirteen years. He removed with his parents to Kossuth county and there he resided until 1892, when he came to Bancroft and has ever since made this town his home. When he first came here he took up the study of veterinary surgery and on the 31st of December, 1900, was granted a state license. He has been very successful in his work, and receives calls from the surrounding country for a radius of twenty miles.

For his wife and helpmate, Dr. Howe chose Miss Rosalie Schultz, and to them have been born two children: Albert, who is a Methodist minister; and Harley, who is twenty-two years of age, and is living at home. Dr. and Mrs. Howe are members of the Baptist church, and fraternally he belongs to the Yeomen, Homesteaders and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. For the past year he has been a trustee of the latter lodge, but prior to that he was grant master. His political support is given to the republican party and for the past two years he has been serving as trustee of Greenwood township and for four years he has been a member of the Bancroft council. He enjoys an extensive acquaintance in Kossuth county, where he has many friends, by whom he is held in high esteem.


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