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  • ID: I719
  • Name: Isaac Brock Howard
  • Surname: Howard
  • Given Name: Isaac Brock
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 Apr 1818 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
  • Death: 31 Jan 1886 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Burial: Smithville Union Church Cemetery, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada
  • _UID: 4C75F94B0CCF214FB8995EA35BDDB41AA865
  • Note:


    Isaac B. Howard, b. ca 1819, m. Mary Jane Beatty (b. 30 August 1821), daughter of John & Sara h (Sproule) Beatty, on November 13, 1844, in Canada. Their children were Clara Howard; Joh n Beatty Howard; Jane Morrow Howard; Charles James Howard; and Alfred Digby Howard. Jane Mor row Howard married Joseph Easton McDougall. Through Leigh O'Reilly, I've received extensiv e biographies of Isaac B. Howard, some of his descendants and some in-laws, as well, writte n by Mr. John Young, a descendant.

    Two and a half months after the passing of his mother, he died at his daughter Jane's home a t 151 Bloor Street East, Toronto on the 31st of January, 1886, at the age of 67. The servic e was held at the Bloor Street home of his son-in-law, Judge McDougall. A funeral sermon wa s preached at the Central Methodist church on Bloor Street by the Reverend Manly Benson. Th e Reverend Isaac Brock Howard was taken by the Grand Trunk Railway train to Millbrook and bur ied in the Methodist Cemetery situated to the north of this village. He was buried beside hi s wife, Mary Jane Beatty Howard, and the tombstone marker still stands erect. (Probably als o from John Young)

    [From manuscript of the late John Young]
    In Toronto in 1860, John Carroll wrote of the Reverend Isaac Brock Howard in his book Past an d Present:
    He is a native of Canada, with an admixture of Anglo-Saxon and Teutonic blood in his veins. H e is rather tall, straight, slender, and handsome, having a clear skin with dark hair. Age ha s not yet impaired his beauty, although he is forty-one or two. He has been 19 years in the i tinerant work, having gone out into the Canadian ministry at the memorable Special [Wesleya n Methodism] Conference. He egressed from the halls of the Upper Canada Academy, where he wa s respectably educated. All his pre-ministerial life was spent in study and teaching. He i s somewhat scholarly, but not pedantic -- studious, but not slavishly devoted to book--gentee l, but plain and condescending -- cheerful, without levity--serious, without moroseness--devo ut, without fanaticism--and earnest, without rant. He excels in his ability and tact for work ing up his circuits [Mission or Ministry Postings]--which he always does--or straightening th em when needed. We scarcely know his equal for nerve and thoroughness in cleansing an Augea n stable [filthy-from the mythic King of Elis where Hercules cleaned the stable of 3,000 oxe n which had not been cleaned for thirty years by directing the flow of a river through it] . He can differ with a man without quarreling with him -- he is mild, but unflinching -- alm ost to stubbornness. He preaches good, thorough, practical, appropriate sermons, but none fo r show or effect... He carries his religion into everything, and has a family ordered as a Ch ristian minister's should be. Our hero has received good appointments, but has had more wor k than honors. His beautiful chirography and exactness in copying have entailed on him the d rudgery of Journal Secretaryship, for a number of years--long enough to have earned the pos t of principal Secretary ...He is in the largest city [Montreal] of the two Provinces, and i s now the Chairman of that District.
    Past and Present, or a description of Persons and Events connected with Canadian methodism fo r the last forty years. The Conference and the Crayons. Carroll, John, Crayon Forty-Third, Al fred Dredge, Toronto, 1860, p. 318-320.
    1851 Peterborough (Town), Peterborough
    Copyright (c)2008, Patrick King, OntarioGenWeb?s Census Project (http://ontariocensus.rootswe b.com)
    Transcriber: Patrick King
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    LAC # C-11748
    LDS # 349236
    District: Peterborough
    District No: 30
    Sub-District: Peterborough
    Sub-District No: 296

    9 20 Howard Clara 7
    9 18 Howard Isaac B 32
    9 22 Howard Jane M 2
    9 21 Howard John B 4
    9 19 Howard Mary 30
    1881 Canadian Census Place: Cavan, Durham East, Ontario
    Isaac HOWARD Male W 63 Occ: Minster Rel: C. Methodist
    Mary Jane HOWARD Fe 59 Religion: C. Methodist
    Alfred HOWARD Male M 22 Law Student C. Methodist
    Caroline HOWARD Fe M 20 Irish Church of England
    Clara F. HOWARD <1 Irish Ch of Eng Born: Mar; 1/12
  • Change Date: 22 Mar 2014 at 19:29:10

    Father: William Howard b: Abt. 1776
    Mother: Mrs. Mary Howard b: 1791 in Upper Canada

    Marriage 1 Mary Jane Beatty b: 30 Aug 1821 in (Peel Co.) Meadowvale, Upper Canada
    • Married: 13 Nov 1844 in Cobourg, Canada West
    • Note:
      Christian Guardian, Toronto dated 20, November 1844,

      Nov. 13th, in Cobourg, at the residence of her father, the Rev. Issac B. Howard, Wesleyan Min ister, of Hamilton, & Mary Jane, youngest daughter of the Rev. John Beatty, Wesleyan Minister . (Rev. W. McCullough)
    1. Has No Children Jane Morrow Howard b: 18 Jun 1850 in Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Canada West

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