Al Howes married Emily Calhoun in 1876



Algernon Howes was born in Hazel Green, Wisconsin, on April 15, 1851, and came to Plymouth County with his parents in 1868.

The Howes Homestead was a farm two miles north and ½ mile east of Merrill.  They lived in a dug-out until a house could be built.

Al Howes married Emily Calhoun in 1876.  Four sons: Ed, Bill, George and Walter and one daughter, Mary Taylor, were born to this union.  Al’s wife Emily was born in 1857 on a river boat on the Mississippi and came to Plymouth County with her parents in a covered wagon.  Al and Emily farmed until they retired to Merrill about 1914.  Mr. Howes passed away in July of 1932.

Ed Howes married Lela Woodruff and one son, Charles, was born to them.  Charles married Mabel Easton in August of 1920, and they farmed here until moving to Elma, Washington in 1940. They had two daughters: Mildred and Helen, and one son, William

~Source:  Merrill Centennial 1872-1972, pages 86-87



Children of Al and Emily:

Ed (married Lela Woodruff)
Mary Ellen (married James Irwin Taylor) b. 18 Sep 1885; d. 17 Nov 1973 Her Obituary



Algernon Howes
b. 15 Apr 1851

His Obituary


Emily (Calhoun) Howes
b. 26 Oct 1858
d. 31 Dec 1944

Her Obituary



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