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Chester Times, 1924

JOHN D. HOWARD
EX-SHERIFF, DEAD

   AGED CIVIL WAR VETERAN PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS
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 John D. Howard, one of the oldest, and best known residents of the city, died at his home, 1138 Upland street, last night, at the age of 89 years. He was a former county treasurer and was sheriff between 1888-1892.

   For the past forty-five years he had been a resident of Chester, having resided in the county prior to that time. He was born in Rockdale, May 5, 1835. He fought during the Civil War with honor and was an active member of Wilde Post, No. 25, G.A.R.

   He was chiefly noted for his ability as an auctioneer. Older residents of the city and county remember him crying sales in every nook and corner of Delaware county and his passing removed the last of the old-time school of auctioneers in this section.

   Mr. Howard died from the infirmities of old age. He was feeling ill for the last several days, but was up and about until yesterday,when he remained in bed, breaking a habit of many years' standing when he failed to arise early in the morning.

       He is survived by five sons and one daughter; Deputy Sheriff J. Alfred Howard, Lewis, Frank, Isaac, and Fred, and Miss Ruth Howard.

The deceased was a member of the Madison Street M.E. Church.   Arrangements have been made to conduct funeral services Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at his late home. Interment will be made at Mt. Hope Cemetery.


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