Biography of Orsemus B. Howard
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Howard, Orsemus B., was born in Clayville, Oneida county, in 1855, son of Dr. Orsemus B. Howard. He came to Oswego county in 1858, and was a practicing physician in Dugaway and West Amboy until he died in December, 1882. He married three times, first Rosina Cogswell who was the mother of our subject, second Helen Frye by whom he had one child, Henry. His third wife was Margaret Cole, by whom he had three children: George, who died aged seven years; Frank and Raymond. Our subject at eighteen began his business life as a salesman of sewing machines, which he followed twelve years, when he established a business for himself in Constantia village, having removed to this place in 1880. He added to his stock of sewing machines, pianos, organs, carriages, wagons, bicycles, etc. He has served the town one term as collector, in 1893 received his commission as postmaster of the Constantia office, and is a member of the Masonic fraternity. In 1873 he married Celia A., daughter of Peter and Maria A. (Fellows) Muckey, of Constantia. Mr. and Mrs. Howard have five children: Menzo Lee, Lillian Rosina, Forest Clinton, Blanche May and Freddie Fay.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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