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From: Leona <>
Subject: [KSTHOMAS] Wilbur E. HOWARD (1860-1938)
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 09:47:52 -0700
Posted on: Thomas Co. Ks Obituaries
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Surname: HOWARD, REED, THORPE, RODENBECK, PLACE, BRADSHAW, DOBBS
Source: Obituary--No name of newspaper, date, location, etc., just clipping.
Probaby the Colby, Kansas paper.
Wilbur Ernest Howard was born in DeKalb county, Ill., on Oct. 20, 1860,
and departed this life from Denver, Colo., March 16, 1938. He spent his
early childhood in Illinois and Minnesota. During youth and young manhood,
the family lived at Sterling, Neb.
On March 7, 1893 [Sic.], he was married to Rebecca Reed, who remained his
life-long companion until her death on Aug. 15, 1937. During the 54 years
of their married life two sons and two daughters have lived and established
homes for themselves: Ralph H. of Brighton, Colo.; Lester C. of Belfry,
Mont.; Mrs. Maude Thorpe, Sidney, Neb.; Mrs. Bertha Rodenbeck, Halford.
There are thirteen grandchildren, six great grandchildren, four brothers:
Arthur and Wesley of Thomas, Okla.; Harless and John of Amarillo, Texas;
three sisters: Mrs. Mary Place, Chicago; Mrs. Hattie Bradshaw and Mrs.
Grace Dobbs of Thomas, Okla.
Interment was in the family lot at Beulah cemetery where a monument of
granite stands at the head of their graves.
During September of 1885 he filed on a homestead at Halford, which has
been his home ever since. This enrolls the name of Wilbur Ernest Howard
among the real pioneers of Thomas county.
He became a Christian in early life and united with the Methodist church,
which he served loyally till his death. He was a faithful husband, a kind
father, and a leader in community activities during his lon life, a model
of thrifty, honest, upright living.
You have left us, Father mine,
Only one step, only on climb;
Never blind to our brothers need
May we down the pathway lead
With tread as true as thine.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, Saturday afternoon,
March 19, the minister officiating.
Link: Gustafson-Wichmann Ancestry
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