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James Franklin Howe, 1873-1948

RG1097.AM:  James Franklin Howe, 1873-1948

Papers:  1840-1986, mainly 1900-1948
Otoe County, Neb.: Farmer
Size:  1 folder


The collection contains a typescript entitled, "J. Franklin Howe's Daily Journals, Lucy Howe's Stories, Other Writings related to Howe history, illustrations from albums, 1900-1946," assembled by James Franklin Howe's daughter, Marjorie Howe Marr, ca. 1984-1985, with additional notes written in 1986. Diary entries kept by James Franklin Howe dating from 1900-1933 make up the majority of the typescript. Through the brief entries he tells of his family's domestic, farm, and community life in Syracuse, Otoe County, Nebraska. Interspersed are notes written by his children, Marjorie Howe Marr, Lillian Lundquist, and Paul Howe, explaining citations and elaborating on others. There are also brief reminiscences from their mother, Lucy Howe. Additional family information is included through pictures, a biography of Lucy's father, Henry Sands, an obituary of James Franklin Howe, and pages showing financial records in the early 1900s, including taxes paid from 1898-1946.


Manuscript collection of Henry Sands [RG1367.AM].



Farm life -- Nebraska -- Otoe County
Howe Family
Howe, Lucy Sands, 1874-
Howe, Paul
Lundquist, Lillian Howe
Marr, Marjorie Howe
Otoe County (Neb.) -- History
Sands Family
Sands, Henry, ca. 1840-1928
Syracuse (Neb.) -- History
Thornton, Bessie Overton
Wood Family


Revised 04-30-2008   TMM


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