Obit: Howard, Harvey E. (1872 - 1938)

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----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03/17/1938

Howard, Harvey E. (2 APR 1872 - 10 MAR 1938)

Harvey E. Howard succumbed to a heart attack last Thursday evening at ten o’clock, after returning to his home from his work at the Vander Wegen barber shop. He had been a victim of angina pictoris for several years and failed noticeably in the past two weeks.

Mr. Howard was born in Tomah, Wis., on Apr. 2, 1872, and had reached the age of 66 years, 11 months and 8 days. He was the son of George H. Howard, a Civil War veteran, and Lovina Howard, nee Snyder, both deceased. He came to Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) with his parents in the year 1883. When a boy of fourteen he set up a barber shop in the general store of his father, then located in the extreme western part of the present village limits, before the streets of Thorp were laid out and the Wis. Railway depot was moved to its present location. Mr. Howard followed his trade of barber continuously during the intervening years in Thorp, with the exception of one years spent in Florida. An expert barber, he taught many young men the trade of his shop, and in site of his declining years and ill health, was considered unequaled in his line. He became interested in photography as a side line in early days, and was always available in that capacity to the residents of this community.

In June 1917 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Ida Howard, who survives him.

Harvey, as he was called by all his friends, was of an exceptionally generous nature, and his familiar face, cheery smile and friendly greeting will be greatly missed, especially by the older residents.

Besides his wife, he leaves four step-children, Jay Christian; Thorp, Mrs. Lulu Patchak; Sheboygan, Wis., Mrs. Angeline Vanderlinden, Gilman, Wis.; Mrs. Frances Schoch, Stanley, Wis.; three brothers, Henry of South Lancaster, Mass., and Jesse and Lewis of Spokane, Wash., two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Hann of Okeana, Ohio, and Mrs. Dena Dinwiddie of College Place, Wash.

Funeral services were held at the Bogumill Funeral Home at two o’clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Carl Berry, pastor of the local M.E. Church, officiating, and burial was made in the East Thorp Cemetery. Pallbearers were: S.J. Manicki, H.V. Soli, John Hickman, Thos, Vander Wegen, John Bambura and Wm. S. Wagner.



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