Biography of John W. Howland
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Howland, John William, son of William and Abby B. (Macomber) Howland, was born in the town of Westport, Bristol county, Mass., July 12, 1848. His educational advantages were limited, compared with the advantages and facilities of the present day. Notwithstanding these deprivations he acquired a good common school education, and after leaving school went to learn the carpenter's trade, and after acquiring a practical knowledge of all the details of the trade he followed that line of work for a period of eight years. He then took up farming in which he has since been successfully engaged. Mr. Howland is a photographer of considerable note and devotes a part of his time to this art. July 2, 1876, he married Maria, daughter of Daniel and Ruth (Tripp) Tripp.

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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