Silas Q. Howe
was born in what
is now Ohio County, in 1830. He is son of Sylvanus Howe, noticed above, and grew up in
Patriot, where his father located about 1833, and worked on the farm till eighteen years old.
He was schooled at Patriot and assisted his father in his various lines
business till 1853, when he went into the distilling business, taking
E. Case's place in the firm. He has also held an interest in the Howe store
since 1869. Mr. Howe was married in 1860 to Susan E. Fry, native of Ohio,
resident of Madison, and daughter of William H. and Elizabeth Fry. They have six children living:
Frank F., Carrie B., Henry J.Q., Mattie B., Lydia and Silas E. William the eldest is dead. Mr.
Howe moved to Madison in 1871, and has since resided there. He is a member of the F. &
A.M. and I.O.O.F., a Democrat in politics, and a live business man. He holds stock in the Amizon
Insurance Company, Cincinnati, Madison Woolen Company and Madison Stove Foundry Company.
Does quite a large business in produce, grain, hay, etc., is ranked among the most
successful business men of the county.