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Object ID RG1012.AM
Collection RG1012 Howard, Juliaetta, 1862-1953
Object Name Diary
Extent of Description 1 volume
Title Juliaetta Howard diary
Dates of Creation 1904
Year Range from 1904
Year Range to 1904
Admin/Biographical History Juliaetta Howard, wife of Charles A. Howard, was born in Iowa in 1862. According to the 1900 Nebraska census, the Howards had been married seventeen years and were the parents of five children; one other child had died before reaching maturity. At that time, the family resided on a farm in Blaine Precinct, Nuckolls County. In 1910, the family appeared on the Well Precinct, Lincoln County census. By then, three more children were in the family. The Howards eventually moved to Yakima, Washington. Juliaetta died on November 7, 1953 and was interred in the Tahoma Cemetery at Yakima.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content This collection consists of a diary, ca. 1904. The diary, in typescript form, was kept by Juliaetta Howard during an overland wagon trip from Nuckolls County to Lincoln County, Nebraska. The entries describe the efforts of the Howard family to fight the winter elements during their January trek from Nuckolls County through Deweese, Glenvil, Hastings, Kenesaw, Kearney, Gothenburg, Brady, and Maxwell to their final destination, a farm some twenty miles south of North Platte in Lincoln County.
Creator Howard, Juliaetta, 1862-1953
Finding Aids Juliaetta Howard finding aid.
Subjects Frontier & pioneer life
Homesteading
Travel
People Howard, Juliaetta, 1862-1953
Search Terms Lincoln County (Neb.) -- History
Nebraska -- Description and travel
Nuckolls County (Neb.) -- History
Travelers -- Nebraska