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J. W. Howe
Born 1827
J. W. HOWE, merchant, Olin; born in West Virginia in 1848; came to Iowa in 1871; settled in Stanwood, Cedar Co., merchandising, and in 1873 removed to Olin; owns town property; burnt out in 1876, at the time of the big fire. In politics, Republican; in religion, member of the M.E. Church. Enlisted in 1863 in the West Va. V.I., and was mustered out in August, 1875; was engaged at the battles of Cedar Creek, Winchester, Hatcher's Run, Petersburg, and at the final surrender of Lee. His wife, Josie Bonar, was born in West Virginia in 1851; married in 1872, and have two children—Luella J. and Challen R.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 648.

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