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|Stanley R. Howard
Born September 17, 1822
|(Anamosa) Stanley R. Howard was born in Chenning county, N. Y., September 17th, 1822. He remained in New York and married Miss Martha Campbell in the spring of 1855, and in the fall of the same year they came to Iowa and located in Clay township, this county. Here Mr. Howard and his wife labored hard upon a farm for eight years. In 1863 they removed to Monticello where Mr. Howard engaged in the business of buying and shipping grain and stock, being most of the time in partnership with Mr. C. E. Wales. He remained in this business until he retired from active life a few years ago. During the past year and a half Mr. and Mrs. Howard have made their home with their daughter, Mrs. Sam Williams, at Charles City. A few months ago however they removed to Anamosa, where their son Charles is about to embark in business.
The deceased was an upright man of excellent judgment and personal popularity, as evidenced by the fact that he held many offices of trust in the town where he lived during the days of his mature manhood. For more than a year he has gradually declined in health. He anticipated the final summons, and although he found it hard to leave the loving members of his family, yet he stepped upon the shores of the unknown with resolution and peace.
The remains were brought to Monticello, Tuesday morning, where they were conveyed to the residence of Mr. M. W. Herrick, the former home of the deceased. A short funeral ceremony was held, with Rev. Thos. Oliver of the M.E. church officiating. At its conclusion the remains were taken in charge by the members of the Masonic fraternity and conveyed to the cemetery, where they were interred with the ritualistic ceremony of the order. The pall bearers were S. S. Farwell, Jas Davidson, John Lennell, J. A. Chandler, J. S. Houser and H. D. Sherman.
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