|Birth: ||Nov. 17, 1854|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1941|
Colfax Gazette Commoner
Friday, Oct 10, 1941
Early Hardware Dealer is Taken
Arthur Howe, 86, Known For Many Hobbies
Arthur Howe, 86, pioneer of Colfax, died Monday morning at his home at the top of the hill on the Palouse road after an illness of six weeks.
Funeral services were held at the Bruning chapel Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. W. J. Thompson officiating. Mrs. Nell Chapman accompanied by Mrs. G. A. Chapman sang, "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Good Night Beloved." Burial was in Colfax cemetery. Pallbearers were R. M. Ryan, L. L. Burgender, Jesse Miller, Ben Kammerzell, Charles Daggett and Guy McClintock.
Mr. Howe was born at Roseburg, Oregon, November 7, 1854, and lived there until he came to Colfax in 1880. After working in the Landsdale food store, he formed a partnership with Owen Fehler in the hardware business.
Married Academy Teacher
In the meantime he had married here on January 1, 1887, Miss Rose Rounds, a teacher in the Baptist academy. Mrs. Howe died in November 1907.
In the early 1890s Howe and Fehier sold their business to the Colfax Hardware company, Mr. Howe becoming the heaviest stockholder in the newly-formed concern, which in 1899 sold its business, and building now occupied by the Old National bank, to E. R. Barroll and Monroe Mohney.
In his earlier days here, Mr. Howe lived on a tract on the Moscow branch railroad east of town and there became known as a peacock and pheasant fancier and the keeper of probably 100 stands of bees.
Bought Land With Coolidge
With the late Alfred Coolidge as his associate, he purchased the Dr. William Mitchell place of 700 acres ,later buying Mr. Coolidge's interest. At the time of his death had sold all of the land except the 50 acres on which he was living. Here he devoted much of his time to the raising of fine poultry flocks, Belgian hares and bear dogs. His hobbies included the growing of beautiful flowers and making one of the finest collections of petrified wood in the state. An outstanding event of his early childhood was the attendance at the Centennial exposition at Philadelphia in 1876.
He is survived by five nephews, George L. Cornelius, Colfax; Stockwell H. Cornelius, Grangeville, Idaho; Emery Howe, Turner, Oregon, Newton Howe, Salem, Oregon and Chester Howe, Newport, Oregon; one niece, Mrs. Harriet Howe Schaum, Oakland, California and three nephews by marriage, Roscoe Fullerton, Long Beach,California, Dr. Lynn Fullerton, Denver, Colorado, and Charles F. Fullerton, Olympia.
Leonard Howe (1811 - 1892)
Harriet Robinson Howe (1822 - 1912)
Rose A Rounds Howe (1861 - 1907)*
Arthur Howe (1854 - 1941)
Plot: Block 1 Original, Lot 3, Grave 2
Maintained by: P Wilson Foley
Originally Created by: NW Mountain Man
Record added: Jan 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 64530381