George Howorth

George Howorth

Birth
Bere Regis, Purbeck District, Dorset, England
Death 30 Mar 1906 (aged 80)
Greenville, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Burial Palo, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 83628682 · View Source
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George Howorth of Stanton, Michigan, one of the fifteen children of George and Maria (Shave) Howorth, was born in Beer-Regis, England, April 5, 1825, and emigrated to America in 1837. He worked on a farm, for his board, until he was of age; and gained the greater part of his education by reading and studying during the evenings. His father died in 1849, and Mr. Howorth took charge of the family for four years. The accidental piercing of his foot by the hook of a log-chain incapacitated him for work, and he was obliged to relinquish that responsibility. After his recovery, he went to Michigan; and, for six years, worked on a farm in Berlin, Ionia County; and, for eleven years, in Bushnell, Montcalm County. During this time, he was Township Treasurer five years, and Supervisor two years. In 1873 he was appointed Deputy County Treasurer; and went to Stanton, where he was Supervisor of the Township of Day for two years, and Coroner of Montcalm County for two years. He is now Treasurer of the County. Mr. Howorth is a Republican; before the organization of that party, he was an Abolitionist. He was, for fourteen years, a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. When in Bushnell, he joined the United Brethren. He married Sarah Tanner, June 28, 1857, in Berlin, Ionia County, Michigan.

note: - Wife died with 2 twin girls from consumption.
- His Death certificate shows his name spelled as Howarth whereas his father's headstone is Howorth. His son Charles also at some point used the Howarth spelling...His son Geo.T.'s name on the death cert was also spelled with the A.

Still looking for his headstone. Death Cert say Palo but obit says Bushnell
The only 2 options are Vickeryville Cemetery in Bushnell (0 Howorths) and Palo cemetery (Many others there) Just requested again, hopefully there is a headstone there.



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  • Created by: Capt
  • Added: 17 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83628682
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Howorth (5 Apr 1825–30 Mar 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83628682, citing Palo Cemetery, Palo, Ionia County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Capt (contributor 47510447) .