Obit: Howard, Margaret (1856 - 1941)
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----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 05/22/1941

Howard, Margaret (9 MAR 1856 - 19 MAY 1941)

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Grace Methodist Church for Mrs. Margaret Howard, 85, owner of the Central Hotel, in Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.), who died at the hotel Monday, May 19, 1941. She had been in poor health for the past four months, and was taken home last week from Ravenswood Hospital, Chicago, where she was a patient for three weeks. Death resulted from a heart ailment and complications.

The Rev. A.J. Abbot had charge of the services, during which Mrs. Chal Perkins and Miss Evangeline Sheets sang "The Old Rugged Cross," "Abide with Me," and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye." Mrs. John Meng was piano accompanist.

Pallbearers were John Arends, Adolph Schwarze, Charles Ludwig, August Noetzel, Elmer Johnson, and George Speich. Floral sprays were carried by Mrs. E.T. Burch, Mrs. P.W. Gullord, Mrs. Ole Carteron, and Mrs. William Seidelman.

Mrs. Howard, the former Margaret McBride, was born in Pandora, Ohio, March 9, 1856, and was married Feb. 17, 1876, at Pandora to William R. Howard, who preceded her in death in 1920.

For three years before her marriage, Mrs. Howard taught school. She had received her education at Pandora and Cincinnati, Ohio. For 15 years after their marriage, the Howards lived on the home farm in Pandora, then moved to Greenwood, where they purchased the Begley Hotel, now the Central Hotel, and Mrs. Howard had remained in this business until her death.

Mrs. Howard, a member of the Methodist Church since childhood, had been active in church work until recent years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ida Schoonover, Madison, and Mrs. Beatrice Rieger, Chicago; a son, Ray Howard, Greenwood; a brother, Alexander McBride, Ottawa, Ohio; five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Russell Howard, and by five brothers and four sisters, as well as by her husband.



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