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Howe, William

Howe, William[1]

Male 1814 - 1902  (87 years)

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  • Name Howe, William 
    Born 1 Jun 1814  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Bef 1841  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    teacher at the select school 
    Selectman 1850  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Selectman 1850, 1857 & 1874.
    Elected 1878  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    a Representative to the General Court 
    Occupation 1880  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    woolen manufacturer 
    • In 1839 he settled on a farm of his own in the northern part of Holden, which he carried on with marked industry, energy and success till 1858. In that year he formed a co-partnership with Major Theron K. Hall, and engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods, in the village of Drydenville, now Jefferson, where he resided till 1889, when he moved to Holden Center and erected the house in which he now lives. His partnership with Major Hall continued two years, when Martin V. B. Jefferson purchased the interest of Major Hall, and business was continued under the firm name of Howe & Jefferson for twenty-six years. The skill and success of this firm in the manufacture of woolen goods is sufficiently shown by the facts that when they commenced manufacturing they ran one set of woolen machinery, and that, when the partnership was dissolved, they were running twelve sets, with a corresponding growth of Jefferson, which has come to be one of the most attractive and flourishing manufacturing villages in Central Massachusetts. January 1st, 1886, Mr. Howe disposed of his interest in the business to his partner.
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    10 Main Street 
    • Name: William Howe
      Age: 86
      Birth Date: Jun 1814
      Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Home in 1900: Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Street: Maine
      Sheet Number: 10
      Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 195
      Family Number: 217
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Father's Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Mother's Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Can Read: Yes
      Can Write: Yes
      Can Speak English: Yes
      Farm or House: H
      Neighbors:

      Household Members: Name Age
      William Howe 86
      Anna M Putnam 56
    _AMTID 302051497427:1030:155362986 
    _UID A09315B50B755644A4A7923FBCB29C549129 
    Buried Mar 1902  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Died 9 Mar 1902  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9
    Cause: of senile decay 
    • Holden death record: 87 years, 9 months, 8 days, retired and widowed -- son of Thomas Howe and Sally Walker
    Person ID I73  Tree_2_McCallroots
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2018 

    Father Howe, Thomas,   b. 19 Aug 1785, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1869, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Walker, Sally,   b. 5 May 1787, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1875, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1806  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 28 Aug 1855  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • Thomas is a farmer; household includes Charles Davis, a laborer, age 15-20.
    Census 1 May 1865  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Family ID F62  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jefferson (Jepherson), Mary Ann,   b. Abt 10 Dec 1820, New Hampshire, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1887, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1838  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 14
    Address:
    First Baptist Church 
    • She's listed as Mary A. Jepherson in the Holden Vital Records, marriage intentions.
    Census 1 Oct 1850  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Census 28 Aug 1855  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    • He is a farmer age 30-40; Mary is 30-40 and was born in New Hampshire. Her father, John Jepherson, age 60-70, was living with them.
    Census 25 Jun 1860  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18
    • Name: William Howe
      Age: 66 (should be 46 - mis-transcribed)
      Birth Year: abt 1794 (1814)
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Massachusetts
      Home in 1860: Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Post Office: Paxton
      Dwelling Number: 297
      Family Number: 344
      Occupation: Manufacture
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Howe66
      Mary A Howe39
      Augusta F Howe18
      May A Howe10
      Dora L Howe3
      Adda Carttoman18
      Elija Holbrook33
      Francis Cowen30
      Charlott Cowen27
    Census 1 May 1865  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    • William is 49, a manufacturer, ratable polls and legal voter. His wife Mary A. is 42, a housekeeper. Daughter Anna M is 21, single a boarder, and Dora L. Howe is 8. Next door is Martin V. Jefferson, age 29, also a manufacturer; his wife Augusta, 23, their daughter Florence, age 3, and Phebe Smith, 16, a domestic.
    Census 1 Jul 1870  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Name: William Howe
      Age in 1870: 56
      Birth Year: abt 1814
      Birthplace: Massachusetts
      Dwelling Number: 332
      Home in 1870: Holden, Worcester, Massachusetts
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Occupation: Wool Manufacturer
      Male Citizen over 21: Y
      Personal Estate Value: 7150
      Real Estate Value: 10000
      Inferred Spouse: Mary Howe
      Inferred Children: Dora L Howe
      Household Members: Name Age
      William Howe 56
      Mary Howe 48
      Dora L Howe 13
    Census 3 Jun 1880  Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    Children 
     1. Howe, Augusta F.,   b. 10 Aug 1842, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Howe, Mary Ann,   b. 27 Jul 1843, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +3. Howe, Dora Louise,   b. 23 Oct 1856, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1944, Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F61  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jun 1814 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Address:
    First Baptist Church - 22 Nov 1838 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - teacher at the select school - Bef 1841 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSelectman - 1850 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Oct 1850 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 28 Aug 1855 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Jun 1860 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 May 1865 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1 Jul 1870 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElected - a Representative to the General Court - 1878 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - woolen manufacturer - 1880 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 3 Jun 1880 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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    10 Main Street - 1 Jun 1900 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts
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    Link to Google MapsBuried - Mar 1902 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of senile decay - 9 Mar 1902 - Holden, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Howe, Deacon William
    Howe, Deacon William

  • Notes 
    • Typed page from "History of Holden," (pg. 272-274) with a few additions (apparently by Dora Howe Warren).

      The subject of our sketch was the third child and third son in a family of fourteen children, of whom ten lived to maturity. William Howe lived at home, attending district school both summer and winter until eleven years old. After that he attended school only in the winter, working on the farm with his father and brothers during the summers. In 1839 he settled on a farm of his own in the northern part of Holden, which he carried on with marked industry, energy, and success until 1858. In that year he formed a co-partnership with Major Theron E. Hall and engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods in the village of Drydenville, now Jefferson, where he resided until 1889, when he moved to Holden Center and erected the house in which he now lives. [This is the "Main Street house" to which Grandpa and Grandma Warren and their family moved in 1901.]

      His partnership with Major Hall continued for two years, when Martin V. B. Jefferson purchased the interest of Major Hall and business was continued under the name of Howe and Jefferson for twenty-six years. The skill and success of this firm in the manufacture of woolen goods is sufficiently shown by the facts that when they commended manufacturing they ran only one set if woolen machinery and that when the partnership was dissolved, they were running twelve sets, with a corresponding growth of Jefferson, which has come to be one of the most attractive and flourishing manufacturing villages in central Massachusetts January 1, 1886 Mr. Howe disposed of his interest in the business to his partner...

      Mr. Howe has been repeatedly chosen by his fellow citizens to responsible positions in town affairs. He has been eleven times a member of the Board of selectmen for the town of Holden, holding the office when first chosen, for six years in succession. He was also chosen to represent his district in the Legislature of 1878, serving upon the Committee of Commerce and Manufacturers.

      Mr. Howe has maintained an active and honorable connection with the Baptist church for more than 60 years. In 1873 he was chosen Deacon of the church, the duties of which office he still efficiently discharges. His parents were constituent members of the Baptist Church, Holden, and not less than 30 members of their family, near and remote, have been connected with it during its history, covering now fourscore years.

      Mr. Howe's many excellences, his good judgment of men, his wisdom and tact, his gentle firmness, and unwearied patience, and his spotless honor, have endeared him to all who may claim his friendship, as well as to his family, and have made him highly respected and esteemed in still wider circles, as well as in Church and town, where best known.

  • Sources 
    1. [S396] Worcester County, HH&I, G&P, Vol. 2.

    2. [S653] Massachusetts death certificates (digital images), William Howe; Holden; - ledger format; 1908.

    3. [S11] Holden_The History of Holden, 1684-1894 (Estes), pg. 137.

    4. [S11] Holden_The History of Holden, 1684-1894 (Estes), pg. 376.

    5. [S11] Holden_The History of Holden, 1684-1894 (Estes), pg. 384.

    6. [S1432] 1880 US Census - MA: Worcester County, pg. 11, SD 60, ED 811.

    7. [S11] Holden_The History of Holden, 1684-1894 (Estes), pg. 273.

    8. [S342] 1900 US Census - MA: Worcester County, pg. 111A.

    9. [S786] Massachusetts Death Records 1841-1915 (Ancestry.com), 5 July 2013; William Howe death record.

    10. [S1830] Howe, William (1814-1902) - FAG #194509997, 9 Mar 1902; 1814–1902; 194509997.

    11. [S408] Holden VR, pg. 146.

    12. [S337] 1855 MA State Census - Worcester County, Millbury, dwelling 94, family 125, img 8 of 27.

    13. [S922] 1865 MA State Census - Worcester County, Holden; Thomas Howe household; Dwelling 211; Family 257, img 16 of 27.

    14. [S408] Holden VR, nk.

    15. [S1032] 1850 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden, Roll: M432_343; Page: 268B; Image: 529.

    16. [S1030] 1855 MA State Census - Worcester County, Holden, Holden, Vol. 40, pg. 208.

    17. [S1031] 1860 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden, Page: 618.

    18. [S1833] 1865 MA State Census (new), Howe, Wm & Mary; pg. 57, line 23.

    19. [S922] 1865 MA State Census - Worcester County, How, William & Mary Ann; Holden, Vol. 38, pg. 227.

    20. [S1539] 1870 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Holden; Roll: M593_653; Page: 170B; Household 332; 1 November 2018.

    21. [S1432] 1880 US Census - MA: Worcester County, Household 45, Family 76.