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Howe, Jonathan Clinton

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 7/15/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. H, 10th VT INF, pr SGT 9/25/64, red 3/6/64, pr CPL 5/1/65, m/o 6/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 04/15/1838, Springfield, VT
Death: 10/30/1916

Burial: Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 198895170

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/8/1888, VT; widow Lenora W., 11/27/1916, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.

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Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Jonathan C. Howe

Springfield Union
October 31, 1916

BRATTLEBORO CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES

Brattleboro Man Had Fought at Gettysburg; 25 Years With Fire Department.

Brattleboro, Vt., Oct. 31 Jonathan C. Howe, 75 years old, a veteran of the Civil War and a prominent Odd Fellow, died in his home on Canal street yesterday. Infirmities incident to his advances years were the cause of death.

He was a native of Springfield, Vt., a son of Isaac and Eliza (Tarbell) Howe, and was in the bakery business there when the war broke out. He enlisted in H Co., 10th Vt. Vols., participated in the battle of Gettysburg, and after an illness he was placed in charge of a bakery, which turned out over 3000 loaves of bread daily. Later he was an ambulance driver. With a spade as his only weapon he took an armed Confederate soldier prisoner.

Mr. Howe married Miss Lenora Wright Aug. 24, 1865. Five years later they came from Springfield, Vt., to Brattleboro. He was employed 25 years by the Estey Organ Company and served about 25 years in the Fire Department, the last three years as chief. From 1898 to 1915 Mr. and Mrs. Howe lived in Walpole, N.H., retiring here in1915.

The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Howe was observed publicly in the Methodist church here. Mr. Howe was chairman of the building committee of that church.

Mr. Howe had been an active worker in Wantastiquet Lodge of Odd Fellows and was a member of Sedgwick Post, G.A.R. Beside his wife he leaves three sons, Otto R., of Westboro, Mass., Arthur I., of Ludlow, Mass., and John W., of this town, also two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Herrick, and Miss Ellen Howe, both of Springfield, Vt.

Submitted by Tom Boudreau.