Dr John Robert Howes, Sr

Dr John Robert Howes, Sr

Richmond, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 10 Jan 1905 (aged 56)
El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA
Burial Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 106940316 · View Source
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Married Ada Boone Mulrine on 17 December 1879 in Ohio County, West Virginia.

Living in Brainerd, Crow Wing county, Minnesota in 1880 and 1885.

      Dr. J. R. Howes, of Indiana, will arrive in Brainerd next week to make his future home in the City of the Pines. After a number of years of active practice the Doctor has spent the past year in the hospitals of New York and Cincinnati, taking in all the recent improvements in surgery and the practice of medicine generally. The Doctor is the son of the late Rev. Dr. Howes of Ontario, and is genial and courteous, as will be remembered by those whose acquaintance he made during his visit to his old classmate, Dr. Campbell, a year or so ago. (Brainerd Tribune, 06 March 1880, p. 4, c. 2)

      See the new cards in this issue of Drs. Howes and Campbell. (Brainerd Tribune, 27 March 1880, p. 4, c. 1)

      John R. Howes, M. D., a son of Rev. John Howes, was born in the town of Richmond, Canada, on the 15 of October, 1848. He received his education at the Victoria College, of Toronto, at which he graduated on the 6th of March, 1871. For one year, he was a resident physician at the Toronto Hospital, then removed to Indiana, where he practiced his profession till March, 1879, when he came to Brainerd. In 1880, the Northern Pacific Railroad Company erected a hospital for the benefit of the injured on the road, and aside from his regular practice, Dr. Howes is surgeon of the latter. He is also United States Examiner for pensions. (History of the Upper Mississippi Valley, Charles S. Bryant, Minnesota Historical Company, 1881, p. 648)

      Dr. Howes is the happy man now. It's a girl. The Doctor set them up handsomely. (Brainerd Tribune, 30 April 1881, p. 1, c. 1)

      A team of horses which Dr. Howes was driving about yesterday, was untied from a post where he had stopped on professional duty, by a couple of mischievous boys, and driven about in the woods for nearly half the day. The doctor experienced considerable difficulty in discovering their whereabouts. (Brainerd Tribune, 23 July 1881, p. 5, c. 2)

      The speed of Jack Burn’s fast horse was thoroughly tested yesterday by Dr. Howes’ little pony. The doctor claimed the laurels at the end of the race. (Brainerd Tribune, 28 January 1882, p. 4, c. 3)

      Dr. Howe's mother is paying him and his family a visit. She resides in Chester, Canada. (Brainerd Dispatch, 30 August 1883, p. 3, c. 1)

      Dr. Howes has purchased the Wadham shoe stock and is continuing the business at the old stand. Mr. Snyder has charge of the store. (Brainerd Dispatch, 24 October 1884, p. 3, c. 1)

      Dr. Howes has sold his boot and shoe stock to A. V. Snyder, who will carry on the business at the same place. (Brainerd Dispatch, 27 March 1885, p. 3, c. 2)

                     Their Pedigree.

      In speaking of the different senators and representatives, the Minneapolis Tribune of Tuesday says:
      Howes, John R., M. D.—Thirty-ninth district.—Born in 1851, in Canada, received a liberal education and a full medical course in Philadelphia; practiced medicine in Indiana, and removed to Brainerd, Crow Wing county, in 1880, where he largely operated in real estate, together with practicing medicine; is president of the Crow Wing County Medical society, and Crow Wing County Agricultural society; also owns large flouring mill; married, and has two children. (Brainerd Dispatch, 09 January 1885, p. 3, c. 4)

      Dr. and Mrs. Howes celebrated the tenth anniversary of their wedding on Tuesday evening at their residence on 7th street north. A select company was present and a very elaborate array of presents was received. (Brainerd Dispatch, 20 December 1889, p. 4, c. 5)

      Dr. J. R. Howes came down from Duluth the first of the week and on Thursday morning moved his family to that city. (Brainerd Dispatch, 19 August 1892, p. 4, c. 3)

Excerpt from a letter to the Brainerd Dispatch from W. G. Percy:

      While walking down Washington street [in Phoenix, Arizona] ... I met a man coming towards me who looked like Dr. J. R. Howes to me. The next day while I was seated in the Wakelin Pharmacy the same man came in to buy a cigar. I was reassured as to who it was and stepped up and asked him if he was not the man I took him for, and when I told him who I was he was pleased to meet me. We have had some pleasant times together in the two weeks Doc has been here. He came from Las Cruces, N. M., to look into some mining near here. He thinks New Mexico and Arizona are the only countries on earth. He is contemplating the erection of a hospital or sanitarium at Las Cruces for treatment of tubercular troubles, and expects to build a two-story building 40x100 and have it ready by next October. Doc and I would sit on the veranda of the Commercial where he was stopping, and he would say, "Just look at this, Percy, for an ideal day, and for February. Why, who would think of living in Minnesota after seeing this. Just think of our folks in that frozen County." (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 March 1899, p. 5, c. 4)

      Dr. J. R. Howes was in the city from Duluth yesterday. The Doctor is now proprietor of a sanitarium at Las Cruces, [New] Mexico, where pulmonary diseases are successfully treated. (Brainerd Dispatch, 30 June 1899, p. 8, c. 4)

      The Cloquet Pine Knot says that Dr. J. R. Howes, of Duluth, was in that city this week, figuring with the lumber companies for a bill of several carloads of lumber to be used in the construction of a mammoth sanitarium, which he intends to erect in New Mexico at an early date. (Brainerd Dispatch, 18 May 1900, p. 10, c. 1)

      The Duluth News Tribune says Dr. J. R. Howes leaves today for El Paso, Texas, to prepare for the opening of his Sanitarium at Las Cruces, New Mexico. (Brainerd Dispatch, 30 August 1901, p. 8, c. 1)

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