Biography of Silas G. Howard
Posey County, Indiana Biographies

Silas Green Howard, former auditor of Posey county, junior member of the firm of Hoehn & Howard, a leading real estate and insurance firm of Mt. Vernon, was born in Obian county, Tennessee, August 25, 1858, the son of William A. and Louisa E. (Roden) Howard. The Howard family is of Irish ancestry, was founded in the Virginia colony previous to the War of the Revolution, and was also early settlers of Tennessee. The Roden family came to Kentucky during its formative period. William A. Howard was reared a farmer, but later became a wagon maker. IIis death occurred in 1881, and that of his wife in 1893. Both are buried in Mt. Vernon, of which they became residents in 1873. Silas Green Howard acquired his education in the schools of his native State and in Posey county, graduating from the Mt. Vernon High School in 1878. Following his graduation he became a teacher in the schools of Mt. Vernon. In 1883 he resigned as principal of the East Ward School to accept the position of deputy auditor of Posey county and remained in this office through the administrations of George Green and Thomas J. Johnson. He was elected auditor of the county in 1898 and reelected in 1902. His service as auditor and as deputy was creditable to himself and his constituents. He has always been a consistent advocate of the principles and policies of the Democratic party. He formed in 1908, with George L. Hoehn, the firm of Hoehn & Howard, with which he has since been identified. The firm is a leader in the real estate and insurance field in Posey county and its principles are recognized as among the progressive and successful men of their county. Mr. Howard married on September 24, 1902, Miss Catherine Mann, a daughter of Philip Mann, a successful business man of Mt. Vernon. They are the parents of two children: Catherine Louisa Howard, born August 16, 1903, and William Philip Howard, born November 16, 1907. Mr. Howard is a member of the Masonic order and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

History of Posey County, Indiana
John C. Leffel, Editor
Standard Publishing Company
Chicago 1913.

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