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Name Howe, Herbert Rhodes, 1859-1930
Born 1859
Birthplace Chatteris, England
Father Rhodes, Josiah (biological) / Howe, Chur
Mother Rhodes, Mary Ann (Powell), -1913
Notes Herbert was the 4th of five children born to Josiah and Mary Ann (Powell) Rhodes. Siblings: Sarah A. (married name Weatherfield), Josiah, Henry G. and Ephraim. Mary Ann became widowed and moved from England to America with her children. Herbert was adopted by the distinguished Church Howe of Auburn in the early 1870's when Herbert's family moved to that town. Howe and Son established a successful stock farm in Nemaha County called Walnut Grove. Father and son also went into the banking business running the 1st National Bank Of Auburn. Herbert married Mamie F. Gruwell on Jan 28, 1880 in Nemaha county, Nebraska. They had 3 sons: Barton Church, Hoxie Nixon, and John Sedgewick. Herbert was a devoted son to his mother Mary Ann all her life, visiting her often. He was a loyal son to his adoptive father Church who never had children of his own. Herbert cared for the family business(s) after the passing of his father in 1915.
Spouse Howe, Mamie F. (Gruwell), 1861-1931
Children Howe, Barton Church, 1882-1940
Howe, Hoxie Nixon, 1885-1959
Howe, John Sedgewick, 1897-1982
Deceased 04/07/1930
Deceased where Auburn, Nebraska

Associated Records

Image of RG0788.AM - RG0788 Howe, Church, 1839-1915

RG0788.AM - RG0788 Howe, Church, 1839-1915

This collection consists of manuscript material arranged in six series: 1) Correspondence, 1861-1919; 2) Letterpress Books, 1866-1896; 3) Scrapbooks, 1763-1919; 4) Consular Service Material, 1900-1909; 5) Autograph Books, ca. 1858-1899; and 6) Miscellany. This material relates to the military, political, agricultural, business, and diplomatic careers of Church Howe. Some historical information about Howe's ancestors is also provided, as is biographical information about Church Howe and his accomplishments. The Correspondence, 1861-1919, of Series One documents a number of aspects of Church Howe's life and career. Highlighted are his time in the military during the Civil War; his appoint