Biographies and Obituaries
In loving memory
History of the Catholic Church in Indiana
Logansport, Ind: A.W.Bowen, 1898. Vol. 2, pp. 751-752
Edward Howard, a well-respected member of St. Simon's parish, and foreman in the boiler department of the B. & O. S. W. railway shops, at Washington, Ind., was born at Maysville, Ky., February 2, 1853, a son of James and Sabrina (Crayhan) Howard. His parents were neighbors in County Galway, Ireland, and in their early life came to this country and married here.They located in Kentucky, but in 1885 moved to North Madison, Ind., where they remained ten years; in 1866 they moved to Hannibal, Mo., whence, after a two years' residence, they moved to Quincy, Ill., there they remained two years, and then went to Keokuk, Ia., where they both died, the father August 15, 1886, and the mother June 8, 1895. They were parents of seven children, of whom our subject was the eldest. They were members of St. Peter's church at Keokuk.
Edward Howard was educated in the parochial schools, and early in life learned the trade of boiler making, which he has since followed. His first employment was at Quincy, Ill., for one year, after which he went to Keokuk, where he was employed for three years. Afterward he spent two years at Indianapolis, and then a year at Terre Haute. In 1876 he went to Vincennes, and in 1882 was promoted to be foreman in the boiler shops of the B. & O. S.W. Railway. In 1889, he was transferred to Washington and has since satisfactorily filled a similar position in the shops here.
He was married at Vincennes, July 1, 1880, to Miss Alice Stephens, who was born in Martin county, Ind., April 30, 1859. They have had the following children: Mary A., deceased; James; Irene; Huldah; Helen; John, deceased; Catherine, and Marie. Politically Mr. Howard is democrat.
Contributed by: John D. McMullen