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Col James Henry Howe
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1827
Turner
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1887
Kenosha
Kenosha County
Wisconsin, USA

IMPORTANT: burial in this cemetery (with his 1st wife) is presumed, not proven. Alterantely, he may be buried in Kenosha, WI. or Boston, MA. The burial location of his 2nd wife is also uncertain as of this writing (20-Jan-2013).
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m1. Priscilla Jackson Cotton-Howe.
m2. Mary Gordon Cotton-Howe.
Nota bene: The two ladies, were sisters.
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BIO: Howe, James Henry 1827 - 1893 [sic] {he died 10-Sep-1887, Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WI. - 1893 marked the death of his 2nd wife}, lawyer, soldier, politician, b. Turner, Maine. He moved to Green Bay in 1846, read law with his uncle [FAG #6795709], Timothy Otis Howe (q.v.), and was admitted to the bar in 1848. From 1849 to 1851 he practiced law with his uncle, and later conducted a private practice in Green Bay. A Republican, he was state attorney general (Jan. 1860-Oct. 1862) but resigned before the expiration of his term to enter the Union army. He was colonel of the 32nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (1862-1864). After resigning his commission, he returned to Wisconsin, and for a time served as general solicitor for the Chicago and Northwestern R.R. with offices in Chicago. He later moved to Kenosha, and from 1874 to 1875 was U.S. district judge for the eastern district of Wisconsin. He later resumed his work with railroad law and from 1876 to 1892 was solicitor for the Chicago, St. Paul and Omaha R.R. Co. He resigned in 1892, and died a year later in Boston, Mass. J. R. Berryman, ed., Bench and Bar of Wis. (2 vols., Chicago, 1898); Military Order of Loyal Legion, Wis. Commandery, Circular 226 (1893); Wis. Mag. Hist., 35.

Source and [link]: Wisconsin Historical Society

See also [link]: Wikipedia
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH (of his 1st wife): Priscilla Jackson Cotton, daughter of Captain John Winslow and Mary B. Arndt-Cotton, born at Green Bay, Wisconsin, July 4, 1833, died there, June 30, 1855. She married Colonel James Henry Howe, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, attorney for the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Company. He was born at Turner, Maine, December 5, 1827, and died at Kenosha, September 10, 1887. He was Colonel of the 32d Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers. He was a nephew of Hon. Timothy C. Howe [FAG #6795709] United States Senator from Wisconsin, who also filled the position of Postmaster General. He married as his second wife Mary Gordon Cotton, sister to his deceased wife.

SOURCE: "The Story of the Arndts: The Life, Antecedents and Descendants of Bernhard Arndt, who Emigrated to Pennsylvania in the Year 1731", page 299. Published Philadelphia by the Christopher Sower Company, 1922 - by John Stover Arndt (Warren Smedley Ely)

Source [link]: GOOGLE Books
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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH (of his 2nd wife, sister of his 1st wife): Mary Gordon Cotton, daughter of Captain Winslow and Mary B. Arndt-Cotton, born at Green Bay, Wisconsin, August 31, 1836, {she} died at Boston, Mass, January 4, 1893. She married January 17, 1857, Colonel James Henry Howe of Kenosha, Wisconsin, widower of her sister, Priscilla.

CHILDREN (of Colonel James Henry and Mary Gordon Cotton Howe):
i. James Torrey Howe born Jan 21 1856 married Mary Talbot.
ii. Elizabeth Tyler Howe born Oct 15 1861 married Arthur LE Volkmen.
iii. Richard Hunt Howe born Jan 25 1883 [sic] {1863} married Abigail Deering.
iv. William Torrey Howe born July 9 1865 died August 7 1897 married Mary Thompson.

SOURCE: "The Story of the Arndts: The Life, Antecedents and Descendants of Bernhard Arndt, who Emigrated to Pennsylvania in the Year 1731", pages 299 and 300. Published Philadelphia by the Christopher Sower Company, 1922 - by John Stover Arndt (Warren Smedley Ely)

Source [link]: GOOGLE Books
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Priscilla Jackson Cotton Howe (1833 - 1855)
 
 Children:
  Richard Flint Howe (1863 - 1943)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Allouez
Brown County
Wisconsin, USA
 
Created by: Robert Kuhmann
Record added: Jan 20, 2013
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Col James Henry Howe
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R.I.P. - the 1st burial (subsequent to the 1st death, in late April of 1836) of Wisconsin pioneer: Mrs. Garret Post and, later - her infant child (at "Pike River" aka "Southport" aka Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WI.)... Took place on your land, by a knoll, situa...(Read more)
- Robert Kuhmann
 Added: Jan. 20, 2013
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 Added: Jan. 20, 2013
 
 
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