Elroy S Howe


Elroy S Howe

Ludlow, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 26 Mar 1892 (aged 48–49)
Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Waukesha, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 60277816 View Source
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From Waukesha Freeman, March 31, 1892

Last Friday night, after a week's illness, he whose name appears above passed to his reward, and on Sunday was buried at Prairie Home Cemetery, just as the sun sunk behind the western hills. It was his dying request that this be done. About his grave was a large concourse of citizens, including half a hundred members of the W.B. Cushing Post, G.A.R., who thus paid the last tribute of esteem to a fellow citizen and comrade.

Mr. Howe was born in Ludlow, Vermont, in 1843. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the New Hampshire Volunteers. After the war he went to Massachusetts, and in 1870 to Minneapolis, where he built the present city hall. He came to Waukesha in '76. He was a man of intense energy and unusual ability in his line of work, contracting and building. Some of his largest contracts were the new Putney Block, the Spring City Hotel and the Terrace, of this village; the Belvedere Block, Milwaukee; the Public Library at Beaver Dam; the Hotel Walworth, at Whitewater. He also built all the depots and bridges on the Madison division of the St. Paul Railway. He was married in 1864 at Sarasota Springs, and is survived by his wife and two sons, Elmer E. and Clarence. Mr. Howe was a highly valued and universally esteemed citizen, whose loss is deeply deplored. Funeral services were held at the residence on Racine Avenue, Rev. C.W. Camp officiating.

Source: The Milwaukee Journal, (Milwaukee, WI) March 26, 1892; col F

Waukesha, Wis., March 26. - This morning at a little after 1 o'clock Contractor Elroy S. Howe died at his home on Racine avenue, after an illness of less than two weeks. He was one of the most respected men in Waukesha, where he has lived for several years. Mr. Howe was born in Ludlow, Vermont, forty-eight years go and at the age of 18 years enlisted in Co. F, Sixteenth New Hampshire regiment, where he served for almost a year.

His son, Elmer Howe, secretary of the Bethesda Spring Co., is ill and his condition has grown worse during the night.

Mr. Howe's funeral takes place from the house tomorrow at 4 o'clock, under the auspices of the G. A. R. post. Rev. C. W. Camp will officiate.

The Milwaukee Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) March 27, 1892; pg. 6; Issue 24; col F

Waukesha, Wis., March 26 - Mr. E. S. Howe, a well-known contractor and builder, died early this morning of pneumonia, after a brief illness. He was 48 years of age. He came here with his family some ten years since, and had done most of the more important building in Waukesha since then. He also took several large contracts for work at other points, including the courthouse at Bayfield, the Hotel Walworth at Whitewater, and the library building at Beaver Dam. Mr. Howe was a man of unusual energy and capacity in his occupation. He was a native of Ludlow, Vt., and served in the war in Co. F, Sixteenth New Hampshire regiment. The funeral will take place Sunday afternoon at the residence, near the corner of Broadway and Racine avenue. The Rev. C. W. Camp will officiate. The G. A. R. will take charge of the funeral.

(Obituary courtesy of Ellen from Links to the Past)

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