Biography of Vernon B. Howell
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Howell, Veron B., was born in Marion, September 16, 1847, a son of Hiram Howell, also of this county, born November 15, 1814. The family came from Orange. Hiram married Alma Pwadell, and they were the parents of Veron B. The latter was educated in the common schools and finished at the Marion Collegiate Institute. He enlisted in Co. B. 9th N. Y. Heavy Artillery, December 15, 1863, and participated in the battles of Cold Harbor, Monocacy Junction, Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek, having been slightly wounded at Cold Harbor. He was honorably discharged at the close of the war, in 1865. Returning to Marion he finished his stud.ies, and at the age of thirty five married Hattie K, daughter of Oliver Sutton. of Lyons, January 1, 1874. He was appointed deputy sheriff under R. P. Grost., and in 1877 removed to Lyons. In 1882 he was elected sheriff of his county, serving three years. In 1886 he was appointed receiver of the firm of J. O. Spencer & Co., of Waterloo, also executor and administrator of several large estates in his count. Mr. Howell is identified with the best interests of his town and county.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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