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Capt James Howard

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Capt James Howard

  • Birth 1 Sep 1814 Oldham, Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
  • Death 14 Oct 1876 USA
  • Burial Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Plot Section A, Lot 26
  • Memorial ID 10722283

Steamboat Builder. Considered by many to be the most successful steamboat builder in American history. Founder of the Howard Shipyards in Jeffersonville, Indiana on the banks of the Ohio River. Steamboats built by Howard included the "James Howard" and the second "Robert E. Lee." Of Civil War Fame: the "Glendy Burke," the "General Buell" and the "Laurel Hill." From monument inscription: "In 1876 James Howard drowned when his buggy rolled backward from a ferry into the river." He was 62 years old.

Bio by: Mike Hensley


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Mike Hensley
  • Added: 4 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10722283
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt James Howard (1 Sep 1814–14 Oct 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10722283, citing Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .