From the Andover News, September 22, 1916.
Transcribed by Crist Middaugh.
John Howe died at the house of his daughter Mrs. John Casey, Monday morning, Sept. 11, 1916 after an illness of about a week. Although his health had been poor for the last two years.
Mr. Howe was born in the town of Tully: Roscommon County, Ireland, April 17, 1829. He came to America in 1847 and settled in New London Conn. where he joined the rest of his family who had proceeded some time before. Hew was united in marriage to Mary Sheridan, Aug. 28, 1854 at Stonnington, Conn. They resided there until 1858 when they came to Andover where he lived four years before the Civil War began. He enlisted in Co. E 130th N.Y. Dragoons, May 1862 and served his country throughout the war. He fought with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley which was the means of ending the war. He was discharged July 18, 1865.
After the war he lived in Westerly, R. I. for some years coming to Andover in 1868. He bought a farm in Fulmer Valley, town of Independence and lived there about four years. Then he took up his residence in Andover where he lived since.
Mr. Howe was a good neighbor, a true friend in need and honest in all his dealings. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Brown of Oil City, PA, Mrs. John Casey of Andover one sister Mrs. Catherine McGinty of Andover and twelve grandchildren to mourn his loss.
Mr. Howe was a member of the Edward Seaman post G.A.R. No. 481 of Andover, N.Y.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Blessed Sacrament Wednesday morning with Solemn Requiem High mass. Rev. J.J. Sheeny Celebrant, Rev. R. O’Brien Deacon, Rev. Father White, Sub-Deacon.
Burial in St. John’s Cemetery.