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Wilson Campbell Howard
Birth: Mar. 30, 1847
Graves County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 1936
Taylor County
Texas, USA

Wilson Campbell Howard was born March 30, 1848 in Lynnville, Graves County, Kentucky; he was the fourth child in the family of thirteen siblings. He married Macinda Belle Cook, 1871 in Graves County, Kentucky, daughter of George Cook and Louisa Brown. Wilson's family removed about 1878 with five children to Chickasaw Nation Indian Territory which later became Oklahoma. Five other children were born in Indian Territory. Macinda Belle died in 1896 leaving six children still at home for Wilson to raise.

"Doctor" Howard practiced medicine in the Indian Territory, later named Terral, Oklahoma. Two of his daughters told of his making "house calls" by horse and buggy and sometimes they would ride with him. After the youngest daughter married he went to live with sons in Abilene. A great-granddaughter told the story that when Wilson visited he would give the children a coin and thery were supposed to disappear! She recounts that the men would sit on the front porch during the visit, and he remained in his suit and tie, even in the heat. Wilson lived with a son and daughter-in-law in Abilene for his last 20 years..

It is unknown why his death certificate, newspaper obit, and gravesite carried his name as William. However, his true name was Wilson and several of his grandsons were named with Wilson as part of their name. Five Federal Census carry him as Wilson.

This memorial has been established by the youngest daughter of Wilson's youngest daughter. In 2010 four grandchildren were still alive, 162 years after Wilson Campbell Howard was born!

Family links: 
  Philip Howard (1819 - 1914)
  Rachel Davis Campbell Howard (1823 - 1901)
  Macinda Belle Cook Howard (1853 - 1896)*
  Martha Leticia Howard Crow (1872 - 1949)*
  May Howard Hammond (1872 - 1916)*
  William Perle Howard (1874 - 1959)*
  Rachel Louisa Howard Hayes (1875 - 1976)*
  Robert Lee Howard (1879 - 1958)*
  Ada Belle Howard Russell (1885 - 1981)*
  Minnie Howard Vanderburg (1888 - 1991)*
  George Philip Howard (1890 - 1971)*
  Benjamin Franklin Howard (1894 - 1979)*
  John Vernon Howard (1895 - 1981)*
  Joseph Benjamin Howard (1842 - 1923)*
  Mary Gency Howard Cunningham (1844 - 1927)*
  John Kimbrough Howard (1846 - 1936)*
  Wilson Campbell Howard (1847 - 1936)
  William Douthit Howard (1850 - 1930)*
  Lenora Elizabeth Howard Scherffius (1854 - 1929)*
  Sara Jane Howard (1855 - 1857)*
  Infant Girl Howard (1857 - 1857)*
  George Washington Howard (1858 - 1943)*
  Nora J Howard (1860 - 1865)*
  Martha Ann Howard (1861 - 1865)*
  Philip Marmaduke Howard (1863 - 1867)*
  Rachel Davie Howard Pittman (1867 - 1965)*
*Calculated relationship
Abilene Municipal Cemetery
Taylor County
Texas, USA
Plot: lot 2 block 126D unmarked
Maintained by: Jstafford
Originally Created by: billye schulle
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47179456
Wilson Campbell Howard
Added by: billye schulle
Wilson Campbell Howard
Added by: billye schulle
Wilson Campbell Howard
Added by: billye schulle
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I am his GGrandaughter and would love to know the real story about his departure from OK and the mystery of the erroneous death certificate.Much speculation in this regard...RIP...Wiltz
- Toni Goodman King
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014
My 3rd Ggrandfather.
- Jstafford
 Added: Sep. 12, 2011

- MarBella
 Added: Jan. 27, 2010
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