James O. Howard

b. 22 July 1842, d. 22 April 1878
  • Father: Thomas P. Howard b. 6 Jan 1815, d. 26 Oct 1889
  • Mother: Huldah B. Frost b. 28 Dec 1818, d. 24 May 1849
  • Company: C
  • James O. Howard was born on 22 Jul 1842 at Bethel, Oxford County, Maine, son of Thomas P. Howard and Huldah B. Frost.
  • On 24 May 1849 his mother, Huldah B. Frost, died at Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 30.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, James gave his occupation as hostler.
  • In 1861 James was living at Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Clinton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 18 years, 11 months and 20 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 James was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James O. Howard was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, James O. Howard was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 1 Nov 1862 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion, according to the 1870 roster and the MASSCW. Ford's history of the 15th says he "never reported". Presumably meaning he "never reported" back to the 15th after Ball's Bluff. And the History of Clinton says he transferred to a Rhode Island unit. Open issue.

  • He was enumerated in the household of Thomas P. Howard in the 1870 US Federal Census on 4 Jul 1870 at Milford, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, as:
    Howard, Thomas P., 55, farmer b. ME
    ---, Caroline 40, b. MA
    **---, James O., 28, works in granite quary, b. ME
    ---, Zebia, 26, (f.) b. ME
    ---, Edward L., 17, works in granite quary, b. MA.
  • On 21 May 1871 James O. Howard, 28, married Louisa M. Bliss, 22, daughter of Linus Bliss and Martha Soule, at Dover, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James O. Howard died on 22 Apr 1878 at Dover, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, of consumption. He was 35 years and 9 months old.
  • He was buried in Apr 1878 at Highland Cemetery, Dover, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
  • He was mentioned when Frank Edward Houghton was included in "The History of Clinton, Massachusetts" as follows:
    Frank E. Houghton, who had been transferred to Rickett's Battery, U. S. A., was killed at St. Mary's Church, June 24th, and it should here be noted that Rickett's Battery, to which he and his two comrades (Henry A. Putnam, p. 639, and James O. Howard, p. 641) of the Fifteenth had been transferred, had been continually with the Army of the Potomac and had participated in it's battles.
    in 1896.
  • James O. Howard's surviving family was enumerated in the household of George Linus Howard in the 1900 US Federal Census on 5 Jun 1900 at Jackson, Carroll County, New Hampshire, as:
    George L Howard, 27, b. June 1872, married 7 years, b. MA (fat b. ME, mor b. MA), farmer
    Clara A., 25, wife, b. Sept 1874, both children living. b. NH
    Leon I., 2, son, b. June 1897, b. NH
    Winfield S., 1, son, b. May 1899, b. NH
    James O., 25, brother, b. Dec 1874, single, b. ME, sailor.
  • On 11 Jun 1903 James and Martha's son, James O. Howard married Marion A. Davis at Winchester, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • Martha outlived James and died in Jun 1920 at age 71.
  • Last Edited: 28 Apr 2017

Family: Martha Louisa Bliss b. 22 Nov 1848, d. Jun 1920

  • George Linus Howard b. 22 Jun 1872, d. 9 Jun 1931
  • James O. Howard b. Dec 1874

John Howard

b. 1837
  • Father: Marty Howard b. between 1815 - 1816, d. 20 May 1887
  • Mother: Joannah [--?--] b. between 1824 - 1825
  • Company: F
  • John Howard was born about in 1837 at County Cork, Ireland, son of Marty Howard and Joannah [--?--].
  • John Howard appeared on the census of 1855 in the household of Marty Howard and Joannah [--?--] at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • John Howard and Jeremiah Lynch were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in Jul 1860 at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, living in the same home with:
    William Gaul, 30, b. Ireland
    Ellen, 28, b. Ireland
    James, 5, b. MA
    Thomas, 3
    Mary, 9/12
    **John Howard, 23, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    **Jeremiah Lynch, 20, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    Hannah Lynch, 25, b. Ireland (Jeremiah's wife)
    Eugene Howard, 24, shoemaker, b. Ireland
    (Noted: Marty Howard, his wife Johanna, and a John Lynch b. ca. 1814 in Ireland all live nextdoor. It appears this is some kind of family grouping.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, John gave his occupation as shoemaker.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 24 years old.
  • John Howard and Jeremiah Lynch, apparently first cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in company F.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, and was "not heard from since", according to the North Brookfield Civil War Memorial publication.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Howard was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Howard was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 22 Feb 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, John Howard was mentioned, with 61 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, in an article about the return of prisoners under a flag of truce:
    National Prisoners Released, Arrival of Four hundred at Fortres Monroe
    Notice having been received by Gen. Wool, that some 400 exchanged prisoners would be sent down the James River Yesterday, the "George Washington" and "Express" left at about noon for the appointed meeting place.
    The rebel boat was appointed to meet us at 3 o'clock, but at that time she was not in sight, and shortly after a heavy fog shut down, making it impossible to move in any direction. The two boats were then fastened together, and having dropped anchor, waited for the rebel boat to appear.
    The fog did not lift till late in the evening, when the wind blew so fresh that the boats dragged their anchors and had to be separated. This morning at sunrise the expected prisoners made their appearance, on the "William Allison," which it seemed had also anchored for the night a few miles above us. The return passage was made without any incident, and the prisoners arrived here about 10 o'clock this forenoon. The returned prisoners will be immediately sent north. (Note: here follows a complete list of the released prisoners who arrived by a flag of truce from Richmond.)
  • On 31 Oct 1862 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by desertion (according to the 1870 roster and and MASSCW). Ford's history says he never reported back to the company after being exchanged as a prisoner.

  • In 1886 John Howard was included in the Civil War memorial publication at North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 11 Sep 2016

Nathan Porter Howard

b. 17 October 1832, d. 14 September 1898

Nathan P. Howard
  • Father: Nathan Howard b. 2 Jun 1795, d. 18 Jul 1879
  • Mother: Betsey Whitney b. 5 Feb 1802, d. 18 Feb 1897
  • Company: B
  • Nathan Porter Howard was born on 17 Oct 1832 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Nathan Howard and Betsey Whitney.
  • Nathan Porter Howard was enumerated in the household of Nathan Howard and Betsey Whitney in the 1850 US Federal Census on 19 Aug 1850 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1861 Nathan was living at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Nathan gave his occupation as lumberman.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 N. mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 28 years, 8 months and 25 days old.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 Nathan was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia, and held at Richmond for 4 months.
  • Lyman Nichols wrote a letter to Charles Nichols on 28 Oct 1861 from Camp Foster, Poolesville, Maryland, mentioning Nathan Porter Howard, as follows: (click icon to read.)
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathan Porter Howard was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathan Porter Howard was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, N. Porter Howard was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 23 Mar 1862, Nathan was given furlough for 30 days by Dr. William J. Dale, Acting Surgeon, U.S.A.
  • On 7 Jun 1864, at Augur General Hospital, Alexandria, Alexandria (city), Virginia, Nathan was entered the hospital because of gunshot wound in his leg.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 N. ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 14 May 1865 his brother, Calvin Howard, died at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 30 of consumption.
  • On 4 Jul 1868 Nathan Porter Howard was included on the Civil War memorial at Main Street, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, From the "Massachusetts Spy," (Worcester, Massachusetts), 17 July 1868:
    A very fine soldiers' monument of Fitchburg granite, with curb of the same material, was dedicated in Westminster, July 4. It stands 22 1/2 feet high, the names of 82 soldiers being on marble slabs attached to the sides of the monument.
    The dedicatory services proper consisted of prayer, singing of an original ode, floral demonstration, an address, the reading of a poem, and the playing of a dirge by the Gardner Brass Band. A free dinner was provided in the grove....speeches were made by Captain Holden and General Kimball....
  • On 1 Jul 1879 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, N. Porter Howard attended the annual reunion of Company B, 15th Massachusetts, the Fitchburg Fisiliers. (Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentinel.)
  • He was enumerated in the household of Albert Howard in the 1880 US Federal Census in 1880 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, he is a single laborer, living with his married brother and family as follows:
    Albert HOWARD, 35, MA , Occ: Farmer     
    Mary J., Wife, M, 34, MA , Occ: Keeping House
    Elizabeth J., Dau, S, 5, MA      
    Alberta J., Dau , S, 3, MA      
    Sarah E., Dau , S, 8M, MA      
    **Porter N. HOWARD, Brother,S, 48, MA Occ: Laborer
    Lillian HOWS, Other, S, 21, MA Occ: Keeping House.
  • On 12 Jun 1884 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, N. Porter Howard was mentioned as a member of the Westminster contingent of Company B, the Fitchburg Fusiliers. From The Fitchburg Sentinel, 12 June 1884
    The "Veteran" members of Co. B., 15th Mass. regt. will hold their 18th annual reunion at Lackside House, Wachusett Lake, June 28th. Westminster sent ten men of her quota in this company. Do you remember that little squad of men who, 23 years ago, went to Fitchburg to join the Fitchburg Fusiliers and went into Camp Scott at Worcester June 28th, "the day we celebrate."
    The were George W. Benjamin (dead), Joseph R. Houghton, N. Porter Howard, Edward S. Kendall, Francis Nichols, Frederick Nichols, Joel Pratt, Lyman Nichols and Lowell C. White. Nelson T. Bathrick came out as a recruit about one year later and died in hospital from wounds.
  • In Jun 1886 Nathan was living at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1888 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathan Porter Howard attended a reunion of Company B, The Fusiliers.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 14 Jan 1891, made application number 982055, but no certificate is recorded.
  • In 1893, Nathan was included in the "History of Westminster."
  • On 11 May 1898 at "The Fitchburg Sentinel", Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathan Porter Howard was mentioned in an article as an original member of the Fitchburg Fusiliers.
  • He died on 14 Sep 1898 at Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, of a cerebral hemmorhage. He was 65 years, 10 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1898 at Woodside Cemetery, Westminster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 28 Jun 1900 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Nathan Porter Howard reported as deceased within the previous year at a reunion of Company B of the 15th Massachusetts. Click icon to read the report in the Fitchburg Sentenel.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

James Howarth

b. 1830, d. 28 July 1897
  • Father: Samuel Howarth
  • Mother: Sarah [--?--]
  • Company: K
  • James Howarth was born in 1830 at Lancashire, England, son of Samuel Howarth and Sarah [--?--].
  • On 9 Nov 1853 James Howarth married Bridget Higgins, daughter of Patrick Higgins and Jane Commiskey, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • James Howard and Bridget Higgins were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 29 Jun 1860 at Millbury P. O., Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    James Howard, 30, no occupation given, b. England
    Bridget, 28, b. Ireland
    James, 3, b. MA
    Mary J., 2, b. MA
    George W., 6 mos or days, b. MA.
  • In 1861 James was living at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, James gave his occupation as farmer, or bootmaker per MASSCW.
  • James Howarth and John Howarth, possibly brothers or cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 James mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 31 years old.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension in Apr 1863.
  • On 15 Dec 1863 James ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability, as "Howard" according to the 1870 roster.

  • Starting 26 Dec 1863, James also served in the 57th Massachusetts Infantry, Company A as a Private.
  • He ended his service with the 57th Massachusetts Infantry on 17 Jun 1865.
  • He and Bridget Higgins were enumerated in the 1870 US Federal Census on 15 Aug 1870 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Howarth, James, 41, work in shoe shop, b. England
    ---, Bridget, 42, b. Ireland
    ---, James, 13, b. MA (as were all the children)
    ---, Mary J., 12
    ---, George H., 10
    ---. Charles E., 9
    ---, John, 6
    ---, Thomas W., 4
    ---, Sarah A, 5/12.
  • On 4 Apr 1880 James and Bridget's daughter, Mary Jane Howarth married William H. Sullivan at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • James Howarth and Bridget Higgins were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 11 Jun 1880 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Howarth, James, 52, farmer, cannot read or write, b. England
    ---, Bridget, 48, wife, b. Ireland
    ---, James, 23, son, single, works in boot shop, b. MA (as were all the children)
    Sullivan, Mary J., 21, dau, married, works in boot shop
    Howarth, George, 20, son, single, works in boot shop
    ---, Charles, 18, son, single, drives milk team
    ---, John, 16, son, single, works in boot shop
    ---, Thomas W., 12, son, single
    ---, Sarah A., 10, dau,
    Sullivan, William, 21, son-in-law, married, works in boot shop, b. MA (of Irish parents.)
  • On 11 Jul 1887 Bridget Higgins, his wife, died at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of apoplexy.
  • On 14 Feb 1888 James and Bridget's daughter, Sarah A. Howarth married Jeremiah P. Keighton at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 7 Jun 1889 James Howarth married Frances Donnelly, 50, daughter of Patrick Hoey and Frances Connelly, at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a second marriage for both.
  • James Howarth was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company K, noting that he is deaf from wounds.
  • He died on 28 Jul 1897 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of "tumor of stomach". He was 67 years old.
  • He was buried in Jul 1897 at Saint Luke's Cemetery, Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 17 Sep 1897 Frances Hoey received a pension to surviving family member in Massachusetts based on James's service; received certificate number 461653.
  • Frances, his wife, outlived James and died on 15 Jun 1919 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 80.
  • Last Edited: 10 Oct 2016

Family 1: Bridget Higgins b. 1832, d. 11 Jul 1887

  • John H. Howarth b. 5 Sep 1855, d. 18 Oct 1856
  • James Howarth Jr. b. 1858, d. 15 Aug 1901
  • Mary Jane Howarth b. 2 Sep 1858, d. 1933
  • George Henry Howarth b. 3 Jan 1860, d. 4 Jun 1937
  • Charles E. Howarth b. 22 Apr 1861, d. 1942
  • John Howarth b. 7 Jan 1864, d. 30 Jul 1936
  • Thomas W. Howarth b. 25 Dec 1866
  • Sarah A. Howarth b. 22 Mar 1870
  • William T. Howarth b. 1872, d. 15 Jul 1912

Family 2: Frances Hoey b. 23 Dec 1838, d. 15 Jun 1919

John Howarth

b. between 1813 and 1814, d. 17 May 1864
  • Father: Samuel Howarth
  • Mother: Sarah [--?--]
  • Company: G
  • John Howarth was born between 1813 - 1814 at Lancashire, England, son of Samuel Howarth and Sarah [--?--], according to his death registry. (Note: these parents are a very tentative addition based on circumstantial evidence.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, John gave his occupation as weaver.
  • John Howarth and James Howarth, possibly brothers or cousins, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 John mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1861 John was taken prisoner at The Battle of Ball's Bluff, Leesburg, Virginia.
  • On 30 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Howarth was included, with 304 other men, among "The Killed Wounded and Missing of the Fifteenth Regiment," after Ball's Bluff.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Howarth was listed, with 88 other men of the 15th Massachusetts, as a prisoner at Richmond.
  • On 20 Nov 1861 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Howith was listed with 195 other men among the prisoners taken at Ball's Bluff.
  • On 4 Jul 1863 John was wounded at The Battle of Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, in the side.
  • On 22 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, John Howarth was reported as wounded at Gettysburg.
  • On 23 Jul 1863 John ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge due to disability from wounds.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Oct 1863, but no certificate number is recorded in the index.
  • He died on 17 May 1864 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, unmarried, age 50 (sic), "wounded in battle, gangrene" as a "soldier of the 15th Rg.Inf.".
  • He was buried in May 1864 at Saint Philips Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 25 Aug 2012

Adolphus Howe

b. 8 September 1812, d. 2 September 1868
  • Father: Isaac Howe b. 7 Jun 1782, d. 19 Mar 1843
  • Mother: Rebecca Houghton
  • Company: K
  • Adolphus Howe was born on 8 Sep 1812 at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Isaac Howe and Rebecca Houghton.
  • On 7 Dec 1834 Adolphus Howe, 22, married Lucretia Green Fairbanks, 18, daughter of Daniel Fairbanks and Lucretia Richardson Greene, at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Adolphus Howe and Lucretia Green Fairbanks were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census in 1860 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Adolphus Howe, 47, shoemaker, b. MA (as were all in family)
    Lucretia G., 44
    Charles E., 18, shoe maker
    Edward A., 14
    Hannah, 8, (f)
    Adela F., 5, (f.)
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Adolphus gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Adolphus was living at Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Adolphus mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 48 years, 9 months and 23 days old.
  • Adolphus Howe and Augustus S. Sibley, future in-laws, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.
  • On 16 Jul 1861 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Charles Augustus Howe, his brother, enlisted in Co. F, 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, was wounded at Antietam, and returned home in February 1863.
  • Edward Augustus Howe, his son, was serving in the 21st Mass Infantry during the war.
  • On 17 Jul 1862 Adolphus and Lucretia's daughter, Sarah Malinda Howe married Augustus S. Sibley at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 21 Aug 1862 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Adolphus Howe was included in a list of the sick and wounded soldiers brought (apparently to Washington) by the steamer Atlantic.
  • On 16 Sep 1862 at Berlin, Worcester County, Massachusetts, George William Howe, his brother, enlisted in Co. I, 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, and returned home in July 1863.
  • On 29 Oct 1862 Adolphus ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts due to disability.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 3 Jan 1863, and received certificate number 33439.
  • He died on 2 Sep 1868 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 55 years, 11 months and 25 days old.
  • He was buried in Sep 1868 at Old Oak Street Burial Ground, Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 27 Nov 1868 Lucretia Green Fairbanks received a pension to surviving family member based on Adolphus's service; his wife, received certificate number 126275.
  • On 2 Jun 1870 Adolphus and Lucretia's daughter, Hannah J. Howe married William Parsons at Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a third marriage for him and the first for her.
  • Adolphus Howe's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Lucretia Green Fairbanks in the 1870 US Federal Census on 22 Jun 1870 at Southborough P. O., Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Howe, Lucretia G., 53, b. MA (as were all)
    ---, Addie F., 13
    ---, Ida F., 11
    ---, Freddie A., 1.
  • Lucretia Green Fairbanks was enumerated as the widow of Adolphus Howe, of the 15th Massachusetts, in the 1890 Veterans' Schedules of the US Federal Census in Jun 1890 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Lucretia, his his wife, outlived Adolphus and died on 24 Jan 1891 at Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 74.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Lucretia Green Fairbanks b. 13 Mar 1816, d. 24 Jan 1891

  • John Adams Howe b. 14 Nov 1836, d. 23 Jun 1837
  • John H. Howe b. 6 Aug 1838, d. 31 Jan 1915
  • Sarah Malinda Howe b. 2 Sep 1840, d. 1929
  • Edward Augustus Howe b. 14 Mar 1842, d. 13 Dec 1900
  • George L. Howe b. between 1846 - 1847
  • Charles Edwin Howe b. 11 Aug 1846, d. 11 Jan 1889
  • Hannah J. Howe b. 20 Aug 1851, d. 24 Nov 1883
  • Adela F. Howe b. between 1854 - 1855
  • Isaac Daniel Howe b. 2 Nov 1854, d. 5 Dec 1854
  • Ida F. Howe b. 1 Oct 1856, d. 3 Aug 1918

Alfred Alonzo Howe

b. 16 January 1842, d. 23 December 1864
  • Father: Winthrop Howe b. 12 Aug 1795, d. 25 Nov 1877
  • Mother: Lydia Hunting b. between 1801 - 1802, d. 6 Aug 1867
  • Company: G
  • Alfred Alonzo Howe was born on 16 Jan 1842 at Fitchburg, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Winthrop Howe and Lydia Hunting.
  • Alfred Alonzo Howe was enumerated in the household of Winthrop Howe and Lydia Hunting in the 1850 US Federal Census on 22 Aug 1850 at Millbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Winthrop Howe, 54, laborer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Lydia,48
    Catherine, 20
    Sarah, 18
    George, 16, shoemaker
    Caroline, 14
    Lucinda, 10
    **Alfred, 8
    Lydia, 6.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Alfred gave his occupation as currier.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Alfred mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 5 months and 26 days old.
  • On 26 Mar 1863 at "The New York Times", New York City, New York, Alfred Alonzo Howe was listed among the sick and wounded arriving on 24 March in Portsmouth Grove, RI, on the Daniel Webster from Washington, DC.
  • In Sep 1863 Alfred was promoted to Sergeant.
  • On 27 Nov 1863 Alfred was wounded at Mine Run, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jun 1864 Alfred was taken prisoner at Petersburg, Virginia.
  • On 22 Jul 1864 Alfred ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by mustering out.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Alfred Alonzo Howe was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He died on 23 Dec 1864 at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, unmarried. He was 22 years, 11 months and 7 days old.
  • He was buried at Riverside Cemetery, Millbury St., Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Lydia, his mother, outlived Alfred and died on 6 Aug 1867 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Church Howe

b. 13 December 1839, d. 7 October 1915

Capt. Church Howe
  • Father: Albert Carleton Howe b. 31 Jan 1817, d. 17 Jul 1908
  • Mother: Mary Jane Carr b. 1817, d. 5 Sep 1872
  • Company: Staff
  • Church Howe was born on 13 Dec 1839 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Albert Carleton Howe and Mary Jane Carr, great grandson of Adonijah Howe, who was a private at the battle of Lexington.
  • Church Howe was enumerated in the household of Albert Carleton Howe and Mary Jane Carr in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Albert C. Howe, 33, farmer, real estate $1250. b. MA (as were all in the family except his wife.)
    Mary J., 33, b. ?? (apparently Ohio)
    Sara A. Evelith, 30
    Sarah F., 9,
    Mary J., 7
    Edwin F., 4
    **A. C. Howe, 11
    Clement A., 8
    Lucretia, 47
    Elvira, 45.
  • In 1857 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Church became owner of the Bay State House (hotel) where the 15th Massachusetts would eventually hold their first regimental reunion in October of 1864.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Church gave his occupation as accountant.

  • On 1 Aug 1861 Church mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 7 months and 19 days old.
  • At Washington, DC, Church had his photo taken in uniform.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Church Howe was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • On 15 Jan 1862 Church Howe was mentioned in the Worcester Spy :
    Fifteenth Regiment - We learn that, under a flag of truce carried by Quartermaster Howe of the 15th, Thomas Taylor of Co. B. and J. Moffit of Co. E., together with a private of the California regiment, were returned on Jan. 4th, by the rebel authorities at Leesburg, all three severely wounded at the affair at Ball’s Bluff. There was no pledge required of them that they would not serve against the confederate states, but it is doubtful when, if ever, they will be able to.
  • On 8 Jan 1863 Church was promoted to Captain.
  • On 9 Feb 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Church Howe was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 6 Apr 1863 at "The Worcester Daily Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Church Howe was mentioned in an article about promotions.
  • On 10 Apr 1863 Church ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by resignation as a Brevet Major.

  • On 10 Apr 1863 at "The Southbridge Journal", Worcester County, Massachusetts, Church Howe was mentioned in an article listing commissions and officer promotions in the regiment, as well as which discharged or deceased officers they replaced.
  • On 16 Jun 1863 Church Howe, 23, married Augusta Camilla Bottomly, 20, daughter of Booth Bottomly and Miranda Deputerin, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 8 Jul 1863 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Church Howe was mentioned in the first dispatches from the Gettysburg battle.
  • He attended the funeral of George Hull Ward on 8 Jul 1863 at Rural Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Church Howe was a pall bearer at the burial of Hans Peter Jorgensen on 23 Jul 1863 at Evergreen Cemetery, Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 21 Oct 1864 at The Bay State House, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Church Howe attended the First Annual Reunion of the Fifteenth Regiment Association.
  • In 1869, Church was appointed first United States Marshal of Wyoming Territory by President Grant.
  • He lived at Cheyenne, Laramie County, Wyoming, on 4 Mar 1870.
  • He emigrated in 1871 from Wyoming to Nebraska, and engaged in farming, banking, and railroad building.
  • Church was a member of the Nebraska State Senate and House of Representatives twenty-four years, and was twice President of the Senate. He was also a member of State Board of Education for ten years.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 30 Aug 1879, and received certificate number 186948.
  • The following excerpt from HISTORY of the State of Nebraska, (first published in 1882 by The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago, IL.) gives his biography and an idea of some of his political activities.
  • He and Augusta Camilla Bottomly were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in Jun 1880 at Bedford, Nemaha County, Nebraska, as:
    Howe, Church, 41, farmer, b. MA
    ---, Augusta C., 37, b. MA (her father b. England; mor b. VT)
    ---, Herbert R., 21, adpt son, b. England (as were his parents)
    ---, Mamie F., 19, son's wife, b. Indiana
    and four farm laborers.
  • He appears extensively in state politics of the period, and much appears in Nebraska: The Land and the People, (Vol. 1. by Addison Erwin Sheldon,  Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co.,1931.) Only a small excerpt is included here.
  • In 1886 Church was living at Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska.
  • In Jun 1886 Church Howe took part in the regimental reunion Excursion to the Battle-Fields of Gettysburg, PA., Antietam, MD., Ball's Bluff, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, as a member of the first unit he served in.
  • In 1894, Church was Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Nebraska.
  • On 26 Jan 1894 Augusta Camilla Howe, his wife, died at Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, at age 50.
  • In 1895 Church retired from active business.
  • In Jul 1897 Church Howe was American Consul by appointment of President McKinley.
  • In 1900 Church Howe was American Consul by transfer from Italy.
  • In 1906 Church Howe was U.S. Consul General.
  • On 20 Oct 1906 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Church Howe attended the 40th annual reunion of the 15th regiment association, with some 75 other veterans of the regiment. (Report believed to be from the Worcester Spy.)
  • Church Howe was also mentioned in attendance in the Fitchburg Sentinel coverage of the 1906 reunion.
  • He died on 7 Oct 1915 at Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska. He was 75 years, 9 months and 24 days old.
  • He was buried in Oct 1915 at Sheridan Cemetery, Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska, where he joined his wife.
  • The personal papers or letters of Church Howe are available at may exist in the Nebraska State Archives.
  • Last Edited: 10 Apr 2016

Family: Augusta Camilla Bottomly b. 4 Jun 1843, d. 26 Jan 1894

  • Herbert Rhodes Howe b. 1859, d. 7 Apr 1930

Elmer Brigham Howe

b. 24 October 1827, d. 21 February 1898

Elmer B. Howe
  • Father: Jotham Howe b. 22 Nov 1798, d. 13 Sep 1861
  • Mother: Elmyra "Myra" Kendall
  • Company: C
  • Elmer Brigham Howe was born on 24 Oct 1827 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Jotham Howe and Elmyra "Myra" Kendall.
  • On 1 Jul 1851 Elmer Brigham Howe, 23, married Lucy Jane Marsh, 21, daughter of Israel Marsh and Tabitha Wheelock, at Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in a first marriage for both.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Elmer gave his occupation as butcher.
  • In 1861 Elmer was living at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Elmer mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 33 years, 8 months and 18 days old.
  • On 25 Jul 1864 Elmer was taken prisoner while driving or riding on the cook's wagon and later paroled from Libby prison.
  • On 28 Jul 1864 Elmer ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts having fulfilled his term of service.

  • On 24 Aug 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elmer Brigham Howe was reported among the prisoners, for a total of four commissioned officers and seventy-seven enlisted men.
  • He and Lucy Jane Marsh were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 3 Jun 1880 at Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as:
    Howe, Elmer B., 52, farmer, b. MA (of MA parents)
    ---, Lucy J., 50, wife, b. NH (of VT parents)
    ---, Oscar L., 23, son farm laborer, b. MA
    ---, Myra S., 20, daur, teacher, b. MA
    ---, Lizzie F., 12, daur, b. NH.
  • About in 1884 Elmer and Lucy's daughter, Elizabeth Frances "Lizzie" Howe married Dr. Ira Joslin Prouty.
  • On 18 Aug 1886 at Boylston, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Elmer Brigham Howe was listed on "Boylston's Roll of Honor in the War of the Rebellion," in the Centennial celebration of the incorporation of the town of Boylston, Massachusetts.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company C.
  • He made application at New Hampshire for a veteran's pension on 2 Oct 1890, and received certificate number 780242.
  • On 10 Aug 1891 his son, Oscar Leslie Howe, died at Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 34.
  • On 2 Jul 1896 his daughter, Elizabeth Frances "Lizzie" Howe, died at Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 28.
  • Elmer Brigham Howe died on 21 Feb 1898 at Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. He was 70 years, 3 months and 28 days old.
  • He was buried in 1898 at Dublin Town Cemetery, Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.
  • On 1 Oct 1898 Lucy Jane Marsh received a pension to surviving family member in New Hampshire based on Elmer's service; received certificate number 513142.
  • Lucy, his widow, outlived Elmer and died on 1 Jun 1908 at Keene, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, at age 78.
  • Last Edited: 31 Jul 2012

Family: Lucy Jane Marsh b. 30 Nov 1829, d. 1 Jun 1908

  • Charles Elmer Howe b. 2 Dec 1852, d. 12 Dec 1916
  • Oscar Leslie Howe b. 19 Jan 1857, d. 10 Aug 1891
  • Myra Susan Howe b. 23 Dec 1859, d. 1908
  • Elizabeth Frances "Lizzie" Howe b. 27 Jul 1867, d. 2 Jul 1896

Henry Gilbert Howe

b. 23 April 1839, d. 14 June 1898
  • Father: Gilbert Hamilton Howe b. 6 Mar 1810
  • Mother: Elizabeth Margaret Parker b. 24 Sep 1813, d. 18 Jan 1882
  • Company: C
  • Henry Gilbert Howe was born on 23 Apr 1839 at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Gilbert Hamilton Howe and Elizabeth Margaret Parker, grandson on the maternal side of Major Lewis and Elizabeth (Seaver) Parker.
  • In 1861 Henry was living at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, Henry gave his occupation as surveyor.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 22 years, 2 months and 19 days old.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Henry was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland, in the leg.
  • On 7 Sep 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by discharge for disability from wounds received in action.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 28 Dec 1863.
  • In 1866 Henry was living at Titusville, Pennsylvania.
  • On 3 May 1866 Henry Gilbert Howe, 27, married Josephine L. Bartlett, 31, daughter of Perley Bartlett and Persis A. Wetherbee, at Sterling, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 16 Jan 1867 Josephine L. Howe, his wife, died at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at age 32.
  • On 2 Dec 1868 Henry Gilbert Howe, 29, married Louise Ann Willett, 29, at Putnam, Windham County, Connecticut.
  • Henry Gilbert Howe was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census at Freemont Street, Tombstone Village, Pima County (now Cochise), Arizona, as Howe, Henry G., 42, b. MA, Civil Engineer.
    (Note: he is enumerated twice in the 1880 census -- with his wife in Chicago, as well as at his work place in Tombstone.)
  • He and Louise Ann Willett were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 2 Jun 1880 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as:
    Howe, Henry, 41, civil engineer, b. MA (as were his parents)
    ---, Louise, 42, wife, b. CT
    ---, Gertrude, 10, daughter, b. MN
    ---, Albin, 6, son, b. IL
    ---, Louise, 3, daughter, b. IL.
  • Henry Gilbert Howe witnessed a feud that had developed between the Earp brothers and a gang led by Ike Clanton culminated in the most celebrated gunfight in western folklore -- the Gunfight at the OK Corral on 26 Oct 1881 at Tombstone Village, Pima County (now Cochise), Arizona.
  • On 18 Jan 1882 his mother, Elizabeth Margaret Parker, died at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at age 68.
  • On 26 Sep 1889 Henry and Louise's daughter, Gertrude Dean Howe married Edward Warren Perkins at Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona.
  • In 1890 at Tombstone Village, Pima County (now Cochise), Arizona, he is an engineering and mining expert, the U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor, and mine owner.
  • On 24 Jun 1890, at Tombstone, Cochise County, Arizona, Henry was was included in The 1890 Territorial Great Register of voters as Henry G. Howe, 51, U. S. citizen, Civil Engineer. This is an index of those who registered to vote in Cochise County, Arizona Territory.
  • He died on 14 Jun 1898 at Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona. He was 59 years, 1 month and 22 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1898 at Evergreen, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona.
  • On 7 Jan 1899 Louise Ann Willett received a pension to surviving family member in Arizona based on Henry's service; received certificate number 489708.
  • He's surviving family was enumerated in the household of Gertrude Dean Howe in the 1910 US Federal Census on 17 Apr 1910 at Quartz Township, Plumas County, California, as:
    Perkins, Gertrude H., head, 40, widow, all three of her children are still living, b. MN, housekeeper, they live in a rented home
    ---, Louise W., dau, 19, b. AZ
    ---, Margaret H., dau, 19, b. AZ
    ---, Gertrude W., dau, 6, b. CA
    Howe, Louise W., mother, 72, widow, three of her four children are still living, b. CT
    Kektschk (?), George S., boarder, 44, b. PA, superintendant of Quartz Mining
    (Note: his widow is living with her widowed daughter, Gertrude.)
  • Henry's wife, Louise Ann Willett, died and was buried at Evergreen, Bisbee, Cochise County, Arizona, with her husband.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family 1: Josephine L. Bartlett b. 7 Nov 1834, d. 16 Jan 1867

Family 2: Louise Ann Willett b. 22 Feb 1839

  • Gertrude Dean Howe b. 15 Oct 1869
  • Alvan Willett Howe b. 25 Nov 1873
  • Louise Rogers Howe b. 3 Sep 1876

Hollis Hall Howe

b. 19 October 1802, d. 4 May 1862
  • Father: John Howe b. 19 Mar 1756, d. 27 Jun 1829
  • Mother: Lucy Hubbard b. 1761, d. 3 Oct 1820
  • Company: D
  • Hollis Hall Howe was born on 19 Oct 1802 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of John Howe and Lucy Hubbard.
  • On 29 Nov 1827 Hollis Hall Howe, 25, married Fanny Brown, daughter of Elisha Brown, at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Hollis Hall Howe and Fanny Brown were enumerated in the 1850 US Federal census on 16 Sep 1850 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hollis H. Howe, 47, boot maker, b. MA
    Fanny B., 40, b. MA
    Harriet B., 17, b. MA
    Ellen Francis, 12, b. MA.
  • On 24 Mar 1852 Hollis and Fanny's daughter, Harriet Brown Howe married George Harrington.
  • Hollis Hall Howe and Fanny Brown were enumerated in the 1860 US Federal census on 1 Jun 1860 at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Hollis H. Howe, 57, boot bottomer, b. MA
    Fanny B., 52, b. MA
    Ellen F., 21, b. MA.
  • In 1861 Hollis was living at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Hollis gave his occupation as bootmaker.

  • On 10 Dec 1861 Hollis mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 59 years, 1 month and 21 days old.
  • Note: to date this is the oldest identified man to join the regiment. The regimental records place his age some 15 years younger than he actually was. slh Mar 2006.
  • He died on 4 May 1862 at General Hospital, Yorktown, York County, Virginia, of typhoid fever. He was 59 years, 6 months and 15 days old.
  • On 12 Jul 1862 Fanny Brown received a pension to surviving family member based on Hollis's service; his widow, received certificate number 10596.
  • On 31 Aug 1862 Hollis and Fanny's daughter, Ellen Frances Howe married William A. Clark at Paxton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 30 Jan 2013

Family: Fanny Brown b. between 1809 - 1810

  • Harriet Brown Howe b. 3 Nov 1832
  • Ellen Frances Howe b. 26 Jul 1838

Horace P. Howe

b. 3 January 1840, d. 30 June 1919
  • Father: David Howe
  • Mother: Mary Knights
  • Company: E
  • Horace P. Howe was born on 3 Jan 1840 at Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, son of David Howe and Mary Knights.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Horace gave his occupation as hostler.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Horace mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 21 years, 6 months and 9 days old.
  • On 1 Jun 1862 Horace was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 17 Sep 1862 Horace was wounded at The Battle of Antietam, Washington County, Maryland.
  • On 11 Apr 1863 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace P. Howe was included in the published list of Oxford volunteers.
  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 8 Aug 1863, and received certificate number 19429.
  • On 27 Nov 1863 Horace ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts at Falmouth, Stafford County, Virginia, due to disability.

  • On 22 Jan 1864 Horace P. Howe, 24, married Ellen P. Roberts, 17, daughter of George W. Roberts and Lydia C. Howland, at Franklin, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for both.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Horace P. Howe was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He and Ellen P. Roberts were enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census in 1880 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, where he is a farmer.
  • On 24 Jun 1885 Horace and Ellen's daughter, Ida M Howe married William A. Fowler at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, in a first marriage for both.
  • Horace P. Howe was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Company E, where he received a gunshot wound to the leg.
  • He and Ellen P. Roberts were enumerated in the 1900 US Federal census on 14 Jun 1900 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, of their four children, only George L. is still living, a few doors away with his wife Olive and three children.
  • On 5 Jul 1906 Horace P. Howe sent regrets that he could not attended the 39th annual reunion of the association of companies E and I.
  • He died on 30 Jun 1919 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire. He was 79 years, 5 months and 27 days old.
  • He was buried in Jun 1919 at North Sanbornton Cemetery, Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire.
  • On 31 Jul 1919 Ellen P. Roberts received a pension to surviving family member in New Hampshire based on Horace's service; his wife, received certificate number 877620.
  • Ellen, his wife, outlived Horace and died on 22 Jul 1926 at Sanbornton, Belknap County, New Hampshire, at age 79.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Ellen P. Roberts b. 16 Sep 1846, d. 22 Jul 1926

  • Laura E. Howe b. 1 Nov 1864, d. 2 Oct 1886
  • Ida M Howe b. 1866, d. 17 Jan 1887
  • George Lewis Howe b. Aug 1868, d. 9 Dec 1938
  • Edgar Marris Howe b. 10 Mar 1871, d. 13 Apr 1881

Joseph Mason Howe

b. 11 February 1842, d. 12 May 1864
  • Father: Daniel Howe b. between 1814 - 1815
  • Mother: Sarah Mason d. before 1846
  • Company: A
  • Joseph Mason Howe was born on 11 Feb 1842 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Daniel Howe and Sarah Mason.
  • Before 1846 his mother, Sarah Mason, died apparently.
  • On 28 Nov 1846 Joseph's widowed father, Daniel Howe, remarried to Rebecca Bullard at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Joseph Mason Howe was enumerated in the household of Daniel Howe and Rebecca Bullard in the 1850 US Federal Census on 24 Aug 1850 at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as follows:
    Daniel Howe, 35, farmer, b. MA (as were all in the family)
    Rebecca, 34
    **Joseph M., 8
    Sarah M., 4
    Wm. R., 2.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Joseph gave his occupation as farmer.
  • In 1861 Joseph was living at Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Joseph mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal, being credited to the quota of Princeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 19 years, 5 months and 1 day old.
  • On 3 Jul 1863 Joseph was promoted to Corporal.
  • On 11 May 1864 Joseph was wounded.
  • He died on 12 May 1864 at Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, unmarried, of wounds, being noted as the "color bearer". He was 22 years, 3 months and 1 day old.
  • On 25 May 1864 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Joseph Mason Howe was mentioned among the casualties.
  • Last Edited: 25 Mar 2013

Melvin Howland

b. 9 February 1838, d. 28 August 1861
  • Father: William H. Howland b. 5 Mar 1805, d. 18 Aug 1889
  • Mother: Minerva Luce b. 11 Dec 1807, d. 21 Dec 1899
  • Company: K
  • Melvin Howland was born on 9 Feb 1838 at Patousic Mills, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, son of William H. Howland and Minerva Luce.
  • Melvin Howland was enumerated in the household of William H. Howland and Minerva Luce in the 1850 US Federal Census in 1850 at Deerfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, as:
    William Howland, 45
    Minerva Howland      42
    Henry Howland      18
    Erasrtus Howland      17
    Mary Howland      15
    Melville V Howland      12
    Jane Howland      8
    Melvin Howland      39.

  • Melvin Howland was enumerated in the household of William H. Howland and Minerva Luce in the 1860 US Federal Census on 28 Jul 1860 at Milford P. O., Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    William Howland, 55, carder, b. NY
    Minerva, 52, b. NY
    **Melvin, 22, school teacher, b. MA
    Jenny, 18, weaver, b. MA.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Melvin gave his occupation as teacher.
  • In 1861 Melvin was living at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.

  • On 1 Jul 1861 Melvin mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 1st Sergeant, being credited to the quota of Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 23 years, 4 months and 22 days old.
  • On 14 Aug 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Melvin Howland was mentioned in an article about the departure of the Fifteenth Massachusetts from Worcester.
  • He died on 28 Aug 1861 of disease. This was the first death in the regiment. He was 23 years, 6 months and 19 days old.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 29 Aug 1861, mentioning Melvin Howland, as follows: for publication in the Webster Times.
  • He was buried on 29 Aug 1861 at Poolesville Cemetery, Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, The following appeared in the Worcester Spy on 5 September:
    It becomes my sorrowful duty to record the first saddening event since our departure from home, and that is the death of one orderly sergeant, Mr. Melvin Howland of company K of Blackstone, a fine fellow of marked abilities, and much beloved. He died from congestion of the lungs some five hours after our arrival. His friends are residing in Millville. He was unmarried, but leaves a father mother, sisters and a brother, to mourn his departure from the ties to earth. He was buried on Wednesday, at four o'clock P. M. Services were held at the camp, and he was buried under the honors of war. His company followed as mourners, most of the company officers attending, accompanied by the field and staff officers of the regiment. He was buried in the Methodist burying ground at this place, and the men and officers will soon place a fitting stone in due position to mark his final resting place.
  • On 16 Oct 1861 at "The Worcester Spy", Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Melvin Howland was mentioned as follows (Volume 91 # 41):
    Poolesville, Oct. 8, 1861.
    Corporal Hildreth, of the Fitchburg company, died last evening. he was a young man about nineteen years old, must esteemed in his company. his death was occasioned by what the doctors call “calcareous deterioration of the liver.” He had for some time been troubled by a bad cough resulting from the disease, but have been confined to the hospital only a few days. his father and mother reside in Oakham. this is the third death that has occurred in the regiment since it left Worcester. The others were Melvin Howland, orderly sergeant of the Blackstone company, and Edward F. Ware of the Brookfield company. their graves are pleasantly marked in a cemetery of the village, and the grave stones, arbor vitae, and rose bushes, show how affectionately they are remembered by their comrades of the regiment. Dr. Bates being sick, a great deal of the work falls to Dr. Haven, the assistant surgeon, who gives it through attention.
  • He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, Site 6845.
  • On 15 Jan 1880 Minerva Howland received a pension to surviving family member based on Melvin's service; his mother, received certificate number 203462.
  • William, his father, outlived Melvin and died on 18 Aug 1889 at Knoxville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 84.
  • Minerva, his mother, outlived Melvin and died on 21 Dec 1899 at Knoxville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, at age 92.
  • Last Edited: 27 Apr 2016

Henry Hoyle

b. 20 August 1844, d. 7 August 1895
  • Father: Loren Hoyle b. 28 Nov 1809, d. 17 Mar 1851
  • Mother: Sarah Trumbull b. between 1812 - 1813
  • Company: E
  • Henry Hoyle was born on 20 Aug 1844 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, son of Loren Hoyle and Sarah Trumbull.
  • Henry Hoyle was enumerated in the household of Loren Hoyle and Sarah Trumbull in the 1850 US Federal Census on 13 Sep 1850 at Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as:
    Loren Hoyle, 42, shoemaker, b. CT
    Sarah, 37, b. MA
    **Loren, 19, shoemaker, b. CT
    Sarah A., 18, b. CT
    Mariah, 16, b. MA
    **Otis, 13, b. RI
    **Henry, 6, b. MA
    Ellen, 4, b. MA
    Alfred, 1, b. MA.
  • On 17 Mar 1851 his father, Loren Hoyle, died at Sutton, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 41.
  • At the time of his enlistment in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Henry gave his occupation as farmer.

  • Henry Hoyle and Otis F. Hoyle, and Loren Chandler Hoyle, brothers, served together in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Co. E.

  • On 12 Jul 1861 Henry mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, being credited to the quota of Grafton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. He was 16 years, 10 months and 22 days old.
  • On 30 Jun 1862 Henry was wounded at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.
  • He was declared missing in action on 30 Jun 1862 at Nelson's Farm, Virginia.
  • Thomas Blasland wrote a letter on 6 Jul 1862, mentioning Henry Hoyle, as follows: for publication in the Southbridge Journal.
  • On 9 Feb 1863 Henry ended military service with the 15th Massachusetts by transfer to the Veterans' Reserve Corps.

  • He made application for a veteran's pension on 17 Jun 1864, and received certificate number 77471.
  • Starting 25 Aug 1864, Henry also served in the Company H, 13th Regiment V. R. C.
  • He ended his service with the 13th Regiment V. R. C. on 13 Nov 1865 at Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire.
  • On 2 Jan 1878 Henry Hoyle, 33, married Nellie Austin, daughter of James Austin and Bridget Delany, at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • In 1879 Henry was living at The City Farm, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • On 5 Jul 1879 at "The Webster Times", Webster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Hoyle was mentioned in the report on the 12th annual reunion of Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • He was enumerated in the 1880 US Federal census on 10 Jun 1880 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as: Henry HOYLE, 33, "pauper", b. MA, "married" with no sign of his wife, lives in some kind of pauper establisihment with many others run by a BENJ. F. PARKHURST. Henry's parents were b. in RI and MA. No occupation is given for him.
  • He was enumerated in the 1890 US Federal census, Veteran's Schedule in Jun 1890 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, as having served in the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co A, although the rosters say Co. E.
  • On 28 Jun 1894 at Grand Army Hall, Oxford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, Henry Hoyle attended a reunion of Company E, as reported in the Worcester Daily Spy the following day.
  • He died on 7 Aug 1895 at Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, of heart failure. He was 50 years, 11 months and 18 days old.
  • He was buried in Aug 1895 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts.
  • Last Edited: 18 Apr 2016

Family: Nellie Austin b. between 1857 - 1858