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Archibald F Howes

Male 1856 - 1919  (62 years)


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  • Name Archibald F Howes  [1
    Birth Abt 1856  Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Born 30 Nov 1856  Aurora, DuPage, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Gender Male 
    Name Archey Howes  [3
    Name Archie F Howes  [5
    Name Archie Hows  [2
    Residence 1 Jun 1860  Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1 Jun 1870 
    Works on farm 
    Residence 1 Jun 1870  Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1 Jun 1919  Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Occupation 2 Jun 1919  [1
    Locomotive Engineer 
    Died 2 Jun 1919  345 Home Avenue, Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Cause: Organic heart disease 
    Archibald F Howes DC
    Archibald F Howes DC
    2 June 1919
    Buried 5 Jun 1919  Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Bio from the Biographical Record of Clinton County, 1901, and h/t to David Howes for sending
      Archie F. Howes is a representative of the railroad service, in the employ of the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company, and makes his home in Clinton. He was born in Aurora, Illinois, November 30, 1856, and is a son of Philip Howes. With his parents he came to Clinton in 1859 and attended the public schools of the city until twelve years of age. The first money which he earned was by driving horses at the mills of Colonel Fairby, and later he worked in the mills for a short time. He was also employed on his father's farm and subsequently secured a position as a farm hand at twenty dollars per month, being thus engaged until June, 1873, when he secured a position as fireman on the Chicago & Northwestern Railway, acting in that capacity for seven years. His close application and fidelity then won him promotion to the position of engineer in 1880 and he made his first run to Belle Plaine. For four years previous to that time he had acted as fireman for Thomas Keefe on the passenger train running to Boone. In August, 18S0, he took charge of a freight train to Belle Plaine. and in 1895 was transferred to the run to Boone. In 1898 he was given charge of a passenger train, and in March. 1899, was made engineer on train No. 9, the fastest schedule train in the world. He has been very successful, never meeting with an accident in all his railway service.

      In 1879 Mr. Howes was married to Emma L. Bedford, who was born in Minersville, Pennsylvania, in 1856. Her parents are now deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Howes now have one daughter, Mary F., who was born in 1881. and was graduated in the Clinton high school in June, 1901. She is now pursuing a special course in music. The family have a pleasant home in Clinton. Mr. Howes purchased a residence in 1885, but afterward sold it and has since erected a modern home with all the latest equipments and accessories. The Howes household is noted for its hospitality, and the members of the family occupy an enviable social position. Mr. Howes is a member of the Clinton Division, No. 125, B. L. E., with which he has been identified since 1881. He also belongs to Emulation Lodge, No. 205, F. & A. M., and his wife belongs lo the G. I. A., auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He contributes to the support of church work, and as a citizen is interested in everything pertaining' to the general welfare. His financial success in life is due to his industry and indefatigable labor.

      "The Biographical Record of Clinton County, Iowa", published 1901, transcribed by Karen Seeman
    Person ID I17241  ONS
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2014 

    Father Philip Newton Howes,   b. 2 Mar 1830, Bristol, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1904, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Esther Waters,   b. 28 Mar 1833, Cardiff, Glamorgan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1910, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Family ID F1870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emma L Bedford,   b. 1856, Minersville, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1919  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 1879  Minersville, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Mary F Howes,   b. 4 Dec 1880, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1961, Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Family ID F15778  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1856 - Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1860 - Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1870 - Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1919 - Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Jun 1919 - Clinton, Clinton, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S766] Illinois Death records, www.familysearch.org.

    2. [S180] 1860 census - US.

    3. [S181] 1870 census - US.

    4. [S573] Brian Howes.

    5. [S319] www.qiip.com.