James Franklin Howe, 1873-1948 [RG1097.AM]


RG1097.AM:  James Franklin Howe, 1873-1948

Papers:  1840-1986, mainly 1900-1948

Otoe County, Nebraska: Farmer

Size:  One folder


The collection contains a typescript entitled, “J. Franklin Howe’s Daily Journals, Lucy Howe’s Stories, Other Writings related to Howe history, illustrations from albums, 1900-1946,” assembled by James Franklin Howe’s daughter, Marjorie Howe Marr, ca. 1984-1985, with additional notes written in 1986. Diary entries kept by James Franklin Howe dating from 1900-1933 make up the majority of the typescript. Through the brief entries he tells of his family’s domestic, farm, and community life in Syracuse, Otoe County, Nebraska. Interspersed are notes written by his children, Marjorie Howe Marr, Lillian Lundquist, and Paul Howe, explaining citations and elaborating on others. There are also brief reminiscences from their mother, Lucy Howe. Additional family information is included through pictures, a biography of Lucy’s father, Henry Sands, an obituary of James Franklin Howe, and pages showing financial records in the early 1900s, including taxes paid from 1898-1946.


Manuscript collection of Henry Sands [RG1367.AM].


Subject headings:

Farm life — Nebraska — Otoe County

Howe Family

Howe, Lucy Sands, 1874-1964

Howe, Paul, 1908-1988

Lundquist, Lillian (Howe), 1905-1994

Marr, Marjorie Howe, 1910-1996

Otoe County (Nebraska) — History

Sands Family

Sands, Henry, 1840-1928

Syracuse (Nebraska) — History

Thornton, Bessie (Overton), 1878-1957

Wood Family


Revised TMM         04-30-2008

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