|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1829|
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 1912|
O.C. Enterprise, Friday, February 9, 1912
JOSIAH HOWELL DIES OF HEART DISEASE
Josiah Howell, one of the prominent pioneers of Oregon, died Monday of heart failure. Mr. Howell had several attacks of heart failure during the past month, but his condition was not thought serious. He slept unusally well Sunday night and Monday morning said that he felt better than he had at any time the past month. Mrs. Howell visited a neighbor on business in the afternoon and upon her return home, Mr. Howell said that he felt ill. He soon was stricken and Mrs. Howell called one of her neighbors. Mr. Howell, however, died in a few minutes.
Josiah Howell was born at Lancaster, Pa., January 5, 1829, and at the time of his death was eighty-three years of age. His boyhood days were spent in Columbus, Ohio and at the age of twenty-one years he came to Oregon, where he has lived ever since, most of that time in Oregon City. Mr. Howell was married to Miss Mary Virginia Willis, who is also a daughter of prominent pioneers. Mr. Howell came with his parents to Oregon around the Isthnus of Panama. He fought in the Indian War, and was one of the soldiers who captured Chief Piopiomoxmox of the Walla Walla Tribe. He was a valient soldier and an honorable citizen. He was one of the oldest if not the oldest member of the I.O.O.F. order in the state, being a member of the local order. He was also a member of the Oregon Pioneer Association and always enjoyed attending the reunions of the pioneers.
Mr. Howell is survived by his wife and the following children: William H. Howell, of Oregon City, George E. Howell of Lamont, Wash.; Mrs. Mary Ellen Jaggar, of Portland; Mrs. J.W. McGregor, of Portland; Mrs. Charles W. Martyn, of Portland. He is also survived by ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Josiah Howell was married to Miss Mary Virginia Willis on November 11, 1856 in Oregon City, Clackamas Co., Oregon.
Mary Virginia Willis Howell (1841 - 1933)
Laura Victoria Howell Mutch (1858 - 1904)*
Mary Ellen Howell Jaggar (1859 - 1918)*
William Howell Howell (1861 - 1948)*
Joseph Howell (1864 - 1945)*
Myrtle C. Martyn (1866 - 1940)*
George Edwin Howell (1867 - 1947)*
Minnie Mirah Howell McGregor (1869 - 1963)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Plot: Old Cemetery, Lot 124
Maintained by: Penny Wood Spaziani
Originally Created by: Carolyn Farnum
Record added: Jun 17, 2007
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