C. A. HOWKE GRAVESTONE PHOTO
Mar 1, 1904
C. A. HOWKE DEAD
Passed away at 7:30 This Morning-
Was an Old Soldier and Pioneer
of Neosho County.
C. A. Howke died at 7:20 this morning after a short illness. Mr. Howke had been troubled with heart failure for some time and yesterday was stricken with paralysis. The complications made his recovery uncertain from the first and his relatives and friends were prepared for the end which came peacefully.
Mr. Howke was nearly 61 years of age. His next birthday would have come Friday. He was a Union soldier in the Civil war and a pioneer in the settlement of Neosho county, coming here in 1866. He was a member of the Sixteenth Indiana volunteers, and served in the same company with City Marshal J. M. Allen. Mr. Allen, in speaking of his comrade this morning, said: "Buck,' as we called him was a good soldier. He served three years, thirteen months of which he spent as a prisoner of war at Tyler, Tex. He was a faithful, obedient man, and I do not know that during the time he was with the company he ever missed a roll call or shirked a duty."
After the war Mr. Howke came to Kansas and settled, taking a claim near where Shaw now stands. About ten years ago he gave up farming and moved to Chanute, where he has since resided.
He leaves a widow and eight children-four sons and four daughters. All of the children live in Chanute except two sons--Oliver, who is at Kalispell, Mont. and Edward, who is a member of the regular army and is now en route from the Phillippines to the United States, his regiment sailed for home the 25th of last month. The three younger children--Henry, Lucy and Snowy --are still at home, and the two daughters who have married--Mrs. L. W. Murphy and Mrs. Harry Taylor, were by his side when the end came.
The funeral will be held at his late home, 202 North Evergreen avenue, tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The arrangements have not yet been completed. Interment will be made in Elmwood cemetery.