Bio: Howard, George C.
Contact: Lani Bartelt

----Sources: Family Records

The George C Howard Family

George C Howard was b 27 Feb 1845 Sauk Co, Wis. to George H Howard and Sarah (Murray) Howard. Sarah was b 25 Mar 1825 in Canandogua CO. NY and came with her mother and two brothers George & Henry Murray to Sauk Co. WI in the fall of 1842.

She was married to George H Howard in Dec of 1842 and was the first white couple to be married in Sauk Co, Wis. While living there two children were born to them George and Eliott. The family moved to Jacksonville, Monroe Co, Wis. where they lived for many years. They moved to Tunnel City, Monroe Co, where George H Howard died in 1891.

Sarah married John Hulbert of Tomah, Monroe, Co. Wis. in Aug 1891 where she lived until her death. Sarah died 10 Oct 1904.Her obit said she was sick only for about a week before she died. The funeral took place at the M.E. Church with Elder Harris preaching a sermon and she was buried at Oak Creek cemetery. Those in attendance from far away were: Mrs. Eliza Murray and Mrs. Edith Botford of Eau Claire, WI. Mr. E.L. Howard ( son Elliott) of Howard, SD; Mrs. Lovina Howard of Thorp, Wis. (son George’s widow); Mrs. Sarah Depew of Menomonie, Wis. and Mrs. Rice of Baraboo, WI. Posted with the obituary was this message from her husband, John L Hubert and son E.L Howard:

We desire to take this opportunity to tender our heartfelt thanks to those who were so kind to our wife and mother during her last sickness and at her burial. John L Hubert and E. L. Howard.

George C Howard was in the Civil War serving in Co B 53rd WI. Inf. enlisting 9 Mar 1865 as a private. We have no discharge info at this time.

53rd Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Organized at Madison, Wis., March and April, 1865. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., thence to Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Transferred to 51st Wisconsin Infantry June 10, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 8 by disease

He married Lavina Snyder about 1869.

George C Howard moved his family to Thorp, Clark Co, Wis. from Tunnel City, Wis. in 1881.

He owned an extensive mercantile business in Thorp, Wis. which he retired from a number of years before his death.

He died 15 Jan 1904 from pneumonia, which he suffered from for three or four days; his occupation was listed as beekeeper on his death certificate.

The funeral took place at the M.E. Church with Rev J.B. Bachman officiating. He was buried at the Thorp Village Cemetery, Clark Co. Wis.

Survivors listed were: his widow; his mother, Mrs. Hulbert of Tomah, Wis.; a Brother Eliott of Tunnel City, Wis., and six grown children, Harvey of Thorp, Wis.,Henry of Belthel, Wis., Jesse C. of Keenan, Wis.; Mrs. W Dunwoodie of Antigo, Wis.; Miss Mabel of Westboro, Wis., and Lewis of Dorchester, Wis.; all of who were present to attend the funeral.

The following Howards are buried at the Thorp Village Cemetery, Clark Co, Wis.:

George C Howard b 27 Feb 1845 d 15 Jan 1904 wife Lavina Snyder mar 1869 Parents George H. and Sarah M (Murray) Howard

Harvey E Howard b Apr 1872 d 1938 m #1 Sarah S LaGasse 12 Dec 1892 m #2 Ida Oliver Christian 31 May 1914 parents George and Lavina Howard

Ida M Howard b Aug 1871 Jackson Co, Wis. d 1953 m #1 Charles/ Chandler W Christian 26 Nov 1891 m #2 Harvey E Howard 31 May 1914 Parents William & Frances Oliver

Lovina S Howard b 8 Dec 1848 N. Y. d 10 Jan 1932 m George C Howard parents Levi & Anna (Valden) Snyder

There are also a number of Howard’s buried in other cemeteries in Clark Co, Wis. at Zion Mo. Luth. Neillsville City, Greenwood City, Globe Lutheran, and St Stevens’s cemeteries.


George C Howard Obituary

Sarah (Murray) Howard Hulbert obituary information:

Donated by "Linda Hulbert"

A Hulbert descendant with original article in Tomah Journal Newspaper



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