Howard's NYS birth certificate is #34843. At the age of 18, he took an orderly position at the Ogdensburg State Hospital. It was there that he met his future wife, Lucy Ramie. Before 1921, he attended Houghton Seminary, in Houghton NY.
From 1924 till 1929, he was pastor of the Stony Creek Wesleyan Methodist Church. Around 1929, he became pastor of the Brant Lake Wesleyan Methodist church. Around 1933, he became pastor of the Macomb Wesleyan church. From 1933 to 1940 he was pastor of the Long Lake Wesleyan church. From 1940 to 1943, he was pastor of the Glens Falls Weslyean church. From 1944 to 1951, he was pastor of the Corinth Wesleyan church. He retired from the ministry after a pastoral position in Plattsburg.
In retirement, he purchased a home on the shore of Lake Champlain and fished there year-round. He also enjoyed hunting. His hunting rifle is on display at the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. You can clearly count the notches in the stock of his gun.
He loved woodworking in his later years, and he had a well equipped workshop. He was known for his kitchen step-stool and Scotty-dog children's seat.
He was vice president of the Superannuated Ministers Association, delegate of the General Conference of the Wesleyan Church and held many offices in the Champlain District of the Wesleyan Church. He was President of the New York State Holiness Association.
In retirement, he contributed much to the maintenance and beautification of the West Chazy Campground of the Champlain conference of the Wesleyan Methodist church.
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