The Ancestors of Brian Doig

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  • ID: I28
  • Name: George Newell HOWARD
  • Surname: Howard
  • Given Name: George Newell
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 Nov 1852 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY
  • Death: 5 Jun 1947 in Santa Cruz Co., CA
  • Burial: Dos Palos Cemetery, Dos Palos, CA
  • _UID: 3343EFA4457BD511AA29444553540000B29B
  • Note:
    Reported to have been born in Verona, Oneida Co., NY. George moved to Oswego Co., NY in 186 5 where he lived five years. In 1870 he moved to Michigan, living there eight years. In 187 8 he moved to Cloud Co., KS, and in the fall of that year he filed for a homestead in Graha m Co. in western Kansas. He settled on the homestead the following spring. In 1880 he buil t a barn of magnesium stones with the house combined, dug a well which caved in twice, and pl anted ten acres of corn. The neighbors all got together in the fall to husk the corn.

    After marriage and the birth of two sons George moved to Scottsville in 1885 where he rente d 160 acres for $50.00 with a credit of $2.00 for breaking the land. He planted broomcorn wit h a yield of 50 bushels per acre; this he sold for $.45 per bushel. In the fall of that yea r he broke his left leg.

    In 1886 George moved to Kern's Place, South Concordia, KS where he rented 160 acres for $300 . He planted 40 acres of broomcorn for which he got $70.00 per ton.

    In 1887 he moved to Ben Lake's farm about 6 miles from Concordia. He planted 80 acres of cor n and about 80 of oats. The corn burned up.

    In 1888 he moved to Parker's place about 6 miles out of Concordia. Of the 160 acres, 80 wer e in pasture and 80 in cultivation. He got about half a crop..

    In 1889 he moved to Norton's place with 70 acres in one field, 15 in another, and the balanc e in timber and pasture. They lived in a log house. He hired two hands and son Carl helped t o harrow the awful fields of cockleburs. He got 50 bushels to the acres of corn which sold a t $.14 per bushel. The oats yielded 50 bushels to the acre and were light at 28 pounds to th e bushel.

    In 1890 He rented his brother-in-law Theodore Hass' place. He traded on corn with Burton has s and helped him haul his to town. The place didn't grow anything because of a drought and n o water in the well. He hauled water 1/2 mile and had to drive 25 cattle to the water. They w ere nice fat calves at 200-300 pounds and sold for $12.00.

    In 1891 George went to the state of Washington because his brother Jean had been there. Jea n had returned to MI. After a month with no work George returned to Concordia and rented 16 0 acres from Old Man Saddy. He paid 1/3 of the corn for rent. In the fall he bought 80 acre s for $1,000 with $400 down and got a good crop of corn. Then came hard times with no work, n o sale of stones from the quarry, and no crops left.

    In 1894 he rented the La Nave place where he farmed over 1/2 section. Alice had moved acros s the road with the help of the boys.

    In 1900 the La Nave place sold, and he moved near Aurora to the Bledsoe place. The raised fai r crops. The following year his children Bertha and Walter died of scarlet fever.

    In 1903 George sold out and moved from Kansas to Dos Palos, CA, the family coming by train i n a boxcar. In 1912 he moved to Burrell where Claude built them a new house on 40 acres of "d ry farm" land during which time the crops were poor and work scarce. In 1918 he moved from Bu rrell to a lot in Lanare, a new townsite. He dry farmed in the Murphy Slough area and hired o ut by the day when work was available.

    In 1920 George lived in Fresno Co., CA with his wife Alice E. and children Roy, Glen L., Rub y F., and Harold W.

    In 1923 he moved to Long Beach, CA and lived with Glen and Harold in the house they had rente d. He worked for Stone & Webster on Terminal Island in the machine shop. In 1926 to Compton t o a house on Roy's lot.

    In 1930 he moved back to Dos Palos and lived in a house built on Newell's ranch by Glen and H arold. He lived there until Alice died in 1935. From 1935 to 1944 he lived back an forth betw een Roy's and Glen's homes.

    In 1945 he moved to a rest home in Oakhurst, CA. The following year he moved to a rest home i n Santa Cruz, CA where he passed away in 1947.
  • Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05



    Father: John William HOWARD b: 21 Jul 1820 in Verona, Oneida Co., NY
    Mother: Sarah Ann POPPLETON b: 6 Dec 1824 in Verona, Oneida Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Alice Eliza HASS b: 17 Jul 1861 in New Plymouth, Jackson Co., OH
    • Married: 25 Dec 1880 in Cloud Co., KS
    Children
    1. Has Children Carl Luzene HOWARD b: 7 Nov 1881 in Graham Co., KS
    2. Has Children Verne Melvin HOWARD b: 29 May 1883 in Graham Co., KS
    3. Has Children Lula May HOWARD b: 19 Dec 1885 in Scottsville, Mitchell Co., KS
    4. Has Children Newell Samuel HOWARD b: 17 Nov 1886 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    5. Has No Children Harry HOWARD b: 30 Dec 1888 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    6. Has Children Claude Raymond HOWARD b: 5 Dec 1889 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    7. Has No Children Bertha HOWARD b: 29 Jan 1892 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    8. Has Children Earl Edwin HOWARD b: 13 Jun 1894 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    9. Has No Children Walter HOWARD b: 19 Jul 1896 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    10. Has Children Roy Hobson HOWARD b: 19 Jul 1898 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    11. Has Children Glen Leon HOWARD b: 6 Dec 1899 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    12. Has Children Ruby Floy HOWARD b: 16 Apr 1902 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
    13. Has Children Harold Wendell HOWARD b: 15 May 1904 in Dos Palos, Merced Co., CA
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