Biography of Capt. Humphrey D. Howland
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Howland, Capt. Humphrey Daniel, a native of the town of Dartmouth, Bristol county, Mass., was born December 13, 1837. He lived at home until eighteen years of age and then shipped on the Good Return, a whaling vessel, making one voyage of two and a half years. He then shipped aboard the Coral for one year; the Arab for one and a half years; the Anala for two years; Marion Susan two years; and in 1871 was made master of the bark John Carver, which ship he commanded for four years. At the end of this service he returned to his home in Dartmouth and has since lived in partial retirement. November 19, 1874, Captain Howland married Abbie A., daughter of John and Betsey (Almy) Ellis, and they have two children: Helen A. and Clarence E. Howland, who was born in Dartmouth, December 7, 1875. and is now a practicing physician and surgeon at Westport. He was educated in the common schools of Dartmouth and in the high school, from which he was graduated, after receiving an excellent record for scholarship. Later he attended the Friends Academy in New Bedford for several terms and then took a position in a New Bedford drug store in which he remained about two years. in the mean time beginning the study of medicine. He entered the medical department of New York University in 1894 and in 1897 was graduated with the degree M. D. He then took a course in the Post graduate Hospital and in 1898 settled in Westport to engage in practice.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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