Biography of H. B. Howell
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Howell, H. B., was born in 1841 at Olcott, N. Y., entered the army in defence of the Union in 1861, where he was promoted to captain, and was discharged in 1865. He immediately took up his education where it was dropped and began school again at Clinton Liberal Institute, thence to St. Lawrence University under the able tuition of Dr. E. Fisher in the theological department. In 1869 he was ordained a minister in the Universalist Church, and has been settled in Ridgeway, Leroy, Clifton Springs and other places, but finally retired from active work in consequence of voice difficuity. In 1873 Mr. Howell married Helena A. Bowen, and they have one daughter and three sons. Mr. Howell has recently given his attention to farming, while at the same time answering many professional calls. His father, John Howell, was killed in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., and his mother's maiden name was Elmira Olmsted.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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