Howes, Charles H., was born in the town of South East, Putnam county, N. Y., March 16, 1857, and his early life
was spent in his native county. He was educated in the common schools, after leaving which he worked at the carpenter's
trade with his father until 1875, when he removed to Ithaca for a year, employed in the shoe store of W. D. Ireland.
In 1876 he begun the study of photography with William Frear, with whom he worked six years. He also spent some
time in Cleveland, Ohio, with J. F. Ryder, then seven months in Rochester in a leading gallery, after which he
was employed in the Oliver gallery. Oswego, N. Y., for thirteen months. April 11, 1885, he returned to Ithaca and
bought out his former employer, Mr. Frear, and has since conducted the gallery at 40 and 42 East State street.
He has added many improvements in the gallery, and for the past three years has been class photographer for Cornell
University, also Ithaca High School. Mr. Howes is a Democrat and a member of Hobasco Lodge No. 716 F. & A.
M. In 1887 he married Virginia, daughter of Thompson and Marguretta Kyle, of Harrisville, Pa., and brother of Dr.
E. H. Kyle, of Ithaca. After a lingering illness of three years she died on February 20, 1893.
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894
Tompkins County, NY
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