Biography of Matthew G. Howell
Howard County, IN Biographies





MATTHEW G. HOWELL, of the firm of Howell & Golding, manufacturers of tile and brick, was born in Howard County, April 14, 1852, and is the son of Tense Howell, of this county; he lived upon the farm until he was thirteen, when he assisted his father in the saw mill, and being a natural mechanic, he made a success in this business; he receved a limited education, and at the age of nineteen began working for himself. He owned a saw mill for five years, after which he engaged in farming until August, 1880, when he began to manufacture tile in company with Mr. Golding at a cost of $3,000. The following year they manufactured 115,200 tiles, keeping in their employ two hands eight months per year. Mr. Howell is a hard working, industrious man, is a stanch supporter of Republican principles, and has held minor offices of his township; he was married to Miss Lucretia Nation, of Howard County, Ind. She is the daughter of William and Mary J. Nation, natives of Wayne County, Ind., and of English and German descent; the result of this marriage was four children, two of whom are living, William L. and Goldie. Mr. and Mrs. Howell are active members of the U. B. Church.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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