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Chester Times, 1924
JOHN D. HOWARD
AGED CIVIL WAR VETERAN PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS
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.
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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