Word reached this city on Saturday evening that Mrs. Elizabeth Howard of Big Cottonwood, one of the old residents of this city and county, had been stricken with paralysis at Grantsville, Tooele County on Saturday morning.
She had gone to that place to attend meetings of the Relief Society and had addressed the ladies with her usual force and kindly and pleasant manner on Friday. She appeared to be in her usual health and spirits when suddenly prostrated. On Sunday morning she passed away. The remains were brought to this city on Monday afternoon and prepared for burial. The news has has caused deep grief for Mrs. Howard was universally respected and dearly beloved by her intimate friends.
Elizabeth Anderson Howard was the daughter of Robert and Lucretia Anderson and was born at Carlow, Carlow County, Ireland on July 12, 1823. She was married to William Howard, who is now deceased and was well known in this city on June 9, 1841. They came to Utah in 1853 and resided in the 13th ward of this city. In 1868 she accompanied her husband to England to fill a mission call and visit their native land. She advocated the cause of Utah and its people with many prominent people in The British Isles. On their return to Utah, they resided in Big Cottonwood.
Mrs. Howard was very active in the Relief Society both in Big Cottonwood and in various parts of the territory. She was secretary of the society in Salt Lake stake from its organization till her demise. From October 1891 to October 1892 she was president of the Womens Suffrage Association of this county. She has visited many parts of this territory in the interest of womens cause, was an attractive, humorous speaker, a witty and brilliant conversationalist and an earnest laborer for the public welfare.
Elizabeth was the mother of ten children, eight of whom are living. Her home at Big Cottonwood has been the scene of many pleasant gatherings and she was always full of pleasantry and hospitality. Her death will be mourned by thousands and her memory will be blessed.
Mrs. Howard had been stricken twice before with paralysis. Once when she was much younger and again about eight years ago when she was ill for some time. She expressed the desire on Friday last that when her time should come she might go quickly and not linger. Her wish was granted and she passed away without pain.
The funeral services will be held in the Assembly Hall at 11 a.m. on Thursday. The remains will be taken to the hall at 10 o'clock and will be on view until 11, when the casket will be closed and not opened again. Those who desire to take a farewell look at this great and gifted woman must therefore be present before the services commence.
*Printed in The Salt Lake Herald, Tue. March 14, 1893.
1815–1890 (m. 1841)
Katherine Alice Howard Brockbank
Lucretia Hannah Howard Arrowsmith
Robert Anderson Howard
Elizabeth Bennett Howard
Lucas Babington Howard
Mary Webster Howard Brinton
Thomas Anderson Howard
Lockhart Anderson Howard
Erin Anderson Howard