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Obits > John Howlett, Sr. 1907

Submitted by Les Niemi

January 25, 1907

John HOWLETT, Sr. Passed Away Last Sunday at Nine O'clock, at The Age of Eighty-one.

John HOWLETT, an old and highly esteemed citizen of Tampico died at his home on Kimball street of la grippe on January 20, 1907. The funeral was in the M.E. church, Rev. J.G. ARMSTRONG preaching the sermon. The G.A.R. members gave their rites at the grave. He was a member of Samuel G. STEADMAN Post No. 401 G.A.R. of Tampico.

John HOWLETT was born in Messingham, Lincolnshire, England, August 22, 1825 and died January 20, 1907, at the age of 81 years 4 months and 26 days.

He came to America when 23 years old and lived in New York state two years. He then came to Spring Hill, Illinois, where he was married to Rhuhama AYERS, May 23, 1850. They shortly afterward removed to Michigan, where they remained only eighteen months, coming to Bureau County, Illinois, settling on a farm twelve miles south of Tampico, where they resided until 1897, in which year they removed to Tampico of which place they have since been continuous residents. Mr. HOWLETT enlisted in Company B, Ninth Illinois Calvary during the Civil War, having mustered out at the end of hostilities. He was a member of the S.G. STEADMAN Post G.A.R. 401 in Tampico.

John HOWLETT has been a member fo the Methodist Episcopalian church for the past fifty years, being interested in all that pertained to its history and work and a regular attendant upon Devine services. He was a man highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was one of the few men whom it can truthfully be said, as is said of him since his death that it was never necessary for him to sign a paper on an obligation, that "his word was as good as his bond," such sturdy examples of business integrity are too scarce. Of his xxx xxx xxxx xxx xx xx xxx xxxx xxxxx life. Like a massive oak of the forest his splendid form towered above his fellows.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his widow and ten living children: Mrs. Mary M. JOHNSON who lives at New Bedford, Illiiois; Mrs. Esther HENTZELMAN [HEINTZELMAN} at Joliet, Illinois; Charles D. HOWLETT at Rickel, Illinois; Oliver HOWLETT, Frank W. HOWLETT, Mrs. Alice THOMPSON, Mrs. Patience A. FULLERTON, Mrs. Minnie M. ROGERS all at Thomas, Illinois; George W. HOWLETT and Elizabeth HOWLETT of Tampico, Illinois.


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