JOSEPH MARSHALL HOWELL
The Peoples Herald, Thursday, Jan. 20,
1916, Pg. 1
Vol. 27, No. 34
Joseph Marshall Howell was born in
Laclede Co., Missouri, July 15, 1843, and removed with his parents when quite
young to Johnson Co., Illinois. Here he grew to manhood and at the age of
16, he united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He was united in
marriage to Ida Moray, February 22, 1871. He remained a consistent member
of the church of his early choice until the year 1884, when with his family he
moved to Kansas. Finding here no church of his faith, he united with the Advent
Christian church of which he was a member at the time of his death.
He offered his life to his country
and enlisted in the United States Army as a Private, Co. A, 145th Regiment of
the Illinois Volunteer Infantry and received a honorable discharge at the close
of the war.
He led a very quite and upright
life and was an upright and genuine Christian from his youth.
He was a faithful and devoted
husband and a kind and loving father.
The faithful wife and two sons
Joseph and Charles were present at the time of his death and with the aid of
skilled physicians did all that willing hands and loving hears could do to
restore him to health but the dread Reaper came and garnered the ripened sheaf.
After a very brief illness he fell peacefully asleep at the age of 72 years and
6 months, January 15, 1916, at his home 1282 Mulvane St., Topeka, Kansas.
He leaves to mourn his loss his devoted wife, four sons, James, Joseph, Robert
and Charles; two daughters, Minnie E. Brown and Mollie Woodward, together with
many other relatives and a great host of friends. The memory of his quite
upright life stands as a beacon light to guide the fast steps of those who are
left to mourn.
Funeral services were held at the
home Monday, January 17, 1916. Interment at Barclay, Kans.