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Orville Duane Howe, 1831-1917

RG4449.AM:  Orville Duane Howe, 1831-1917

Financial records:  1859-1889
Pawnee County, Neb.:  Farmer; nurseryman; county official
Size:  1 volume


Orville D. Howe was born near Painesville, Ohio, September 1, 1831. He came to Nebraska in November of 1871 settling on a farm near Table Rock. As soon as he settled he began planting trees, and was also involved in teaching school. His farming interests grew and soon he had a large orchard. His second marriage was to Mary Pepoon, sister of Theodore W. Pepoon, a prominent Richardson County resident and owner of the Falls City Journal. Howe served as County Superintendent of Pawnee County for three years and was County Surveyor for several terms. He died February 5, 1917, near Table Rock.


This collection consists of one volume bearing the financial records of the orchard business of Orville D. Howe. Records are detailed, listing both personal and business accounts. On page 150 he entered the materials and expense that went into the house which he built at Pawnee City, and similar entries exist at an earlier resident. He also kept records of his grafting experiments, and of the various kinds of fruit and fruit trees which he kept.


  1. Ledger, 1859-1889



Agriculture -- Nebraska
Fruit culture
Horticulture -- Nebraska -- Pawnee County
Howe, Orville Duane, 1831-1917
Nurseries (Horticulture) -- Nebraska
Pawnee County (Neb.) -- History


JEP/DDS/ht   10-02-1972
Encoded TMM   05-11-2010


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