Nebraska Obituaries - Red Cloud Chief - Mar 8, 1907

Deaths and Funerals.

Another Webster County Pioneer Gone.

The funeral services of Henry Howard were held in the Congregational church, Red Cloud Nebraska, March 5, at 2:30 p. m. 1907, Rev, A. Cressman, pastor, preaching the sermon from the text Samuel 3: 32, 33, Rev. W. L. Austin assisting.   The Masonic lodge conducted the services at the grave.

The funeral was largely attehded.   Mr. Howard was born in Tenterden, Kent county, England, April 5, 1834.   He came with his parents to America in 1839, settling in Summit county Ohio, later moving to Medina county where he lived at the outbreak of the war of the rebellion.

He enlisted in the fall of 1861 in company B, 42d Ohio Infantry.   Went out as orderly sergeant and later was promoted to first lieutenant of company C.   He served three years and saw much active service.   While in the army he was converted and took an active part in their tent prayer meetings.   He was a fine tenor singer and gave his voice to religious song.   He was married December 29, 1854, to Harriet E. Pierce.   They came to Nebraska in 1876 and settled on a homestead north of Red Cloud.

Falling health compelled him to leave the active duties of farm life.   He moved to Red Cloud in 1888, where he resided until his death, March 1, 19007. He was a member of the Congregational church of this city since the fall of 1877.   For several years he led the church in the service of song.   Held various offices in the church and an far as his health would permit tried to do his duty.   He was a man above ordinary ability, a good citizen and exemplary in his life and conduct.   A widow, a son and daughter survive him, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Source = Red Cloud Chief; Mar 8, 1907, Page 4 Columns 1 and 2