|Birth: ||Jan. 9, 1819|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1888|
From April 7, 1888 Jeffersonville Evening News (repeated verbatim on 4/13/1888 in Jeffersonville's National Democrat weekly newspaper);
"Death of M. P. Howes
"It is the sad duty of this paper to chronicle the death of another pioneer citizen and a good man, M. P. Howes of Utica, departed this life at 3 o'clock this morning after a two weeks illness of paralysis of the bowels.
"The deceased was a native of Dutchess County, New York, the home of his childhood being located on the Hudson river, directly opposit West Point. He was born January 9, 1819, hence he is sixty-nine years old. He came West in 1837 and located first in Jefferson County, Ky., coming thence to this county and locating on the hill above Utica in 1848. There he has resided ever since. During his early life he was a stock trader and made one hundred trips to New Orleans. Later he became a farmer and interested in turnpikes, owing at the time of his death the Utica pike and a controlling interest in the Shelbyville and Louisville pike, beside which he owned much real estate.
"He leaves a wife and ten children. The children are: Charles, Alonzo M., Ebenites (sp??) and Jarvis Howes; Mrs. Mary E. Smith, Port Fulton; Mrs. W. E. Hyatt, Mrs. Jennie Summers, Mrs. Emma Lentz, Mrs. Nannie Bushfield and Miss Annie Howes of Utica.
"His son, Charles Howes, arrived this morning from Orlando, Florida.
"Mr. Howes was one of the leading citizens of Utica and both precept and life was a strong example for good. He was a true gentleman in the best sense of the word and there are none but words of love and commendation to echo over his grave.
"His death will leave a vacancy in the township which it will be hard to fill, while the family deeply feels the loss of a loving husband and father.
"In their great affliction the sorrowing members hae the sympathy of the entire community.
"The funeral takes place tomorrow, Sunday, at 2 p.m. from the family residence, Elder Harry Jackson of Charlestown, conducting the last sad rites."
Eliza Jane Parks Howes (1822 - 1894)
Created by: John D. Reed
Record added: Sep 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42078750
Added: Nov. 1, 2009