Biography of Gilfred E. Gilfred
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Howard, Gilfred E., Pierrepont, was born on the farm he now owns in Pierrepont, June 1, 1851. His father, Orrin A., was a son of Aaron, a native of Massachusetts, born in 1780, who went to St. Albans, Vt., and there married Dolly Crary, by whom he had five sons and one daughter. In 1810 Mrs. Howard died and he married, second, Mrs. Lucy (Gates) Brooks, by whom he had two sons. In 1835 Mr. Howard came to Pierrepont, where he lived until his death in 1865. His wife died two years later, Orrin A. was born in St. Albans, Vt., September 16, 1816, and at the age of fourteen came to Pierrepont, where he was reared by his maternal grandfather, his mother having died when he was three years old, He was educated in Potsdam Academy, and when quite young began teaching, which he followed ten years. In 1850 he bought the farm now owned by our subject. He took an active part in politics, and for many years was one of the leading men of the town, holding the offices of town clerk, collector, constable, assessor, supervisor, highway commissioner and school superintendent. In 1843 he married Susan Tupper, born August 13, 1819, a daughter of Ansel and Callista (Reynolds) Tupper, and they had four children: Ansel T., Millie C., Gilfred E. and Nellie D. Mr. Howard died May 13, 1883. Gilfred E, was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. He is a general farmer and dairyman and owns 153 acres of land. He has been twice married, first to Flora Moore of Potsdam, who died in 1876; and second, in 1878, he married Mamie Madden of Morristown, by whom he had six children Grace, who died aged nine months; Florence C., Horton E., Wayne P., Eldon E. and Ruth E. Mr. Howard is a Republican and he and wife are members of Crary Mills Grange No. 54.

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