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Geneva A Poland

Female 1919 - 2012  (93 years)


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  • Name Geneva A Poland  [1, 2
    Birth Abt 1919  Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Age 23 at marriage
    Born 25 Mar 1919  Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 26 Aug 1942  [2, 3
    School Teacher 
    Residence 26 Aug 1942  Middlesex, Washington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Education 1976  University of Vermont, Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    B.Ed. 
    Name Geneva Ann Poland  [4, 5
    Name Geneva Poland  [3
    Residence Aug 2012  Howes Road, Moretown Common, Washington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 10 Aug 2012  Squier House, Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Obit from the Times Argus:
      MORETOWN COMMON - Geneva A. Howes, 93, of Howes Road, Moretown Common, passed away at the Squier House in Waterbury on Friday, August 10, 2012. Born in Waitsfield on March 25, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Lauren A. and Lizzie (Church) Poland. On August 26, 1942, she married Leo Howes in Waterbury. Leo predeceased Geneva on February 28, 2009.

      Geneva graduated from Waitsfield High School in 1937 as valedictorian of her class and then continued her education at the Johnson Normal School where she received her teaching certificate. A longtime and well-known educator in the central Vermont region, Geneva taught in Moretown, Middlesex, Fayston, East Montpelier, Waterbury and Duxbury. She went on to earn her bachelor degree in education from the University of Vermont in 1976.

      The Howes family are multi-generational farmers on Moretown Common and Geneva assisted in the operation for many years. Following her retirement, Geneva stayed active as a volunteer for RSVP, at the Midstate Regional Library in Berlin and did clerical work for Blue Flame Gas in Barre during the time that they were converting the city from underground service to propane.

      Geneva served the town of Moretown as library commissioner, school director and assistant town clerk. Her memberships included the Middlesex United Methodist Church, the Middlesex Grange and the Vermont Farm Bureau.

      Geneva's family lovingly remembers the joy she felt while spending time with her family, gardening, reading, traveling, doing crossword puzzles, making raspberry jam and bird watching. She was also very involved in doing extensive genealogy research.

      Geneva is survived by her children, Flora Lyon and her husband Everett of Royalton, Roger Howes and his wife Paula of Norwich, Brian Howes and his wife Carol of Moretown and Duane Howes and his wife Sherry of Moretown; her foster son, Wendell Labor Jr. of Moretown; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family. Geneva was predeceased by a grandson, David Lyon; two sisters, Florence Turner and Alice Tillotson; and two brothers, L. Andrew Poland and Willard Poland.
    Person ID I62623  ONS
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2014 

    Family Leo Fred Howes,   b. 13 Jul 1916, Moretown, Washington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 2009, Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1942  Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Methodist
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Family ID F18150  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 1919 - Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Mar 1919 - Waitsfield, Washington, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Aug 1942 - Waterbury, Washington, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S218] Marriage record - son.

    2. [S1003] Times Argus, 2012 August 13.

    3. [S1004] Vermont marriages, ancestry.com.

    4. [S511] Birth record - son.

    5. [S510] Birth record - daughter.