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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Charles E. and Ida (Lee) Howland , 8 South 49 West

One tree says that Charles' father was Benjamin Franklin Howland, born 1838 in Erie, Pennsylvania.
In 1850 Erie County, Pennsylvania, Cornell is 56, Elizabeth 44, John2 4, Peter 20, Elizabeth 17, Avarintha 15, Benjamin 11, "Amy" 5.
In 1856 Wayne County, Iowa, Cornelius Howland is 61, Elisabeth 50, both New York, with John 30, Malinda 29, Benjamin 18, and Anny J. 11, all four kids born in Pennsylvania.
In 1860 Cornell is widowed, 66, living with P.W. and Eunice 30 in Wayne County, Iowa, and their three kids.
The tree said Ben married Rebecca Ann Lutz 1857 in Mercer County Missouri. Benjamin enlisted in Company H, Wisconsin 7th Infantry Regiment on 29 Aug 1861. Mustered out on 28 Mar 1862.

The tree says that Benjamin married Josephine Knotts in 1878 in Clarke County Iowa,

Benjamin, farming is 37, Josephine 33, with her four Bolan kids.

Benjamin is in Taney County Missouri in 1900, Stanley County, South Dakota, in 1910, and Lake County Minnesota in 1920.
Benjamin died Nov 20, 1925 in Lake County, Minnesota.

The tree says Rebecca Lutz married William Busey. (Bell Busey, 22, born in Illinois, married Charles Cooks, 29, of Avoca Iowa in Omaha, Nebraska Feb 5, 1871. Her father was William Busey, mother Rebecca Lutz. Chas. Cooks, born about 1840 in Canada, was in Avoca in 1870. Charles Cooks is in Esquimalt, Victoria, B.C. in 1891, widowed, born in Ontario 1841.)


In 1850 Mercer County, Missouri, William Busey and Rebecca Ann are 26, with Mary J. 2.
The tree says they had Cloma in 1853, who married Frank Compton in 1873 in Madison County Iowa. and they're in Carroll County, Missouri in 1880 - 1900 in Woodbury County, Iowa, Madison County, Iowa, then Oklahoma City, where Frank died in 1921, # 44474024, then Wichita Kansas, then Council Bluffs Iowa.
In 1880, Charles Howland is in Adair County Iowa, 21, born in Missouri, with mother Rebecca A. 54 and sister Nemeta F. 15. (Nea Mata married Willis D. Kelso, who also cash-claimed near Seibert.)
C.E. Howland is in Elk County, Kansas in 1885, 26, a teacher, with R. Howland 63.
The previous household is P.D. Howland, 55, New York, with E. Howland 55, New York. L. Howaland 19 Iowa female, J.A. Howland 17 Iowa male, F. O. 12 Kansas, female, and C.E. Howland, 6, Kansas, female. That's probably his uncle Peter William
Peter William Howland Spouse: Eunice Adams Jenks
Parents: Issac Cornell Howland, Elizabeth Peterson
Birth Otsego, Milford, NY 24 Mar 1830
Marriage Erie Co 25 Dec 1850
Death Cleo Springs, Major, OK 28 Sep 1908


Charles graduated from the Eclectic Medical College in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1890.
Their daughter Angela died 1895, and is buried in Chautauqua County, Kansas # 23124801.

In 1895 Chautauqua County, Kansas, C.E. is 35, G.E (one tree said Grace Scott) 21, R. A. 71, and Norman C. 11 Ohio. J.E. 3 was born in Kansas.
Charles E. Howland of Cedar County Missouri, married Ida Alica Lee of Kit Carson County Colorado, in Jackson County Missouri in 1899. She is probably the daughter of Evan and Ruth Arabelle Lee. Ruth married Frank James of Seibert.
In 1900 they're in Belleville, Kansas, where Charles born Jan 1860 in Missouri is a surgeon. Ida was born January 1876 in Iowa, and they have Paul born May 1900 in Kansas.
Grace Howland - widowed- is in Montgomery County, Kansas in 1900, with Charles N. born April 1890 in Ohio, Jesse E. June 1891 Kansas, and Lawrence October 1896 Kansas.
Rebecca A. Howland, age 75, died in Woodbury County Iowa May 8, 1901.

Obit for Charles E. Howland, Denver Post October 13, 1907, Pp. 1, 3.
Dying doctor leaps forty feet from Hospital window and breaks neck.
Tries to escape in Delirium.
Dr. C. E. Howland of Seibert meets an awful end.
Made rope of towels.
Too feeble to hold on and fell forty feet. Dead when found.
A heart-rending shriek, fraught with the imminent death, followed by a thud aroused the nurses at St. Joseph's hospital yesterday afternoon about 4:15 o'clock and when they went to learn the cause of the cry they found a man clothed only in his night robe lying dead on the ground where he had fallen from a third story window. The patient was Dr. C. B. Howland of Seibert, Colorado, who had arrived only yesterday morning at the institution as a consumptive patient. Upon investigation it was found that he had knotted together the several pieces of bedclothes, which were in his room and made a rope of them, attempting to reach the ground by sliding down their length. What was the motive for this unusual procedure cannot be ascertained and the nurses and sisters at the hospital know little about the accident. After an investigation by the coroner it was found that death must have been instantaneous as the fall was fully forty feet from the third story and Dr. Howland alighted upon his head, fracturing the base of his skull and also breaking his neck. The rope of bedclothes was only long enough to reach a story and a half and it is likely that his strength was exhausted before had gone very far, for when he arrived he was weak and had to be placed in bed immediately.
One of the physicians at the hospital stated that Dr. Howland was very nervous but as to the condition of his mind regarding sanity he did not feel he was in a position to make a positive statement. Dr. Howland's sister and daughter accompanied him to this city and were with him during the morning at the hospital they were greatly worried over his condition. He was middle aged, of medium height and of light complexion. Evidently he was at one time a man of much physical strength, thought at the time of his death his person was emaciated by disease. Dr. H. T. Pershing of 1169 Race Street called on Dr. Howland Saturday morning at the hospital where he had been sent at the patient's express wish, as he had been told of him by a friend. After examining Dr. Howland he found that he was in a very serious stage of consumption and so weak that he could scarcely walk. "As I left the private room he occupied," said Dr. Pershing , "Dr. Howland's sister came into the hall with me and, referring to a part of the conversation we had had regarding his once being addicted to the morphine habit, told me that he still was subject to hallucinations and delirium while he had been taking treatment for the insidious habit and was materially improved, he was yet far from being free of the drug's effects. The fact that he was a man who might injure himself by imagining an attack or anything else that would make him attempt such a thing as an escape, through a third story window of the hospital was not known to those at the institution. It was such an attack I feel sure, that caused him to make the attempt and his weak condition forced him to lose his hold on the improvised rope and fall to his death.
(Note: His sister was Nea Mata F. Howland-Kelso and the daughter was Marian Coloma Kelso. Marian C. Kelso married Francis Rolland Rose two years later in Denver, CO.)
In 1900 Lincoln County, Oklahoma, Willis D. Kelso is 37, Indiana, Matie F. 35 Wisconsin, with Marian C. 13 Missouri, Lee 111, Kansas, GUy B. 7 Iowa, Robert D. 5, Iowa, Mabel C. 3 Iowa, and Willis D. 1, Oklahoma.

One tree said "Marian Coloma Kelso was born on 15 January 1887 in Clay Co., Missouri.
She married Francis Rolland Rose, son of George Willis Rose and Susan Henrietta Street, on 26 December 1909 in Denver, Denver Co., Colorado.
Marian died on 25 March 1966 in Seattle, King Co., Washington, at age 79."
FindaGrave # 85621658 has NeaMata F. "Mattie" Kelso 1865-1948 buried in King County, Washington.

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In 1880 Adair County, Iowa, Cassius M. Spooner is a painter, 23, Eva G. 19, both born in Ohio.
On the same mpage is Ebenezer Spooner 52, and editor, Lucinda 56, and Horace G. 25, a printer.

In 1885 Adair County, Iowa, Cash Spooner is 29, Iowa, working for the government, with Grace Eva 23, Bart H. 4, and newborn Lilian.

Charles E. Howland 1863-1907 is buried in Seibert # 37921561.

Ida, widow of Charles proved up a quarter in 23, 8S 49W in 1911.

In 1940 Independence, Missouri, Lawrence 42 and Violet 36 have Gene L. 10 and Lawrence 4.
Lawrence Lee Howland 1897-1958 is buried in Kansas City # 102419617.
Norman C. is in the army in 1910 Chatham County, Georgia.
In 1930 Norman is in St. Louis, Missouri 39, with Clara J.42, Fred N.10, and Chester L. 9.

William Howland cash-claimed a quarter in 15, 6S 50W in 1891.

Jesse Cassius Howland, born June 14, 1891 at Sedan, Kansas, registered for WWI in Lyon County, Kansas. He was married, a farm laborer for Arthur Childears near Emporia Kansas.
In 1920 Lyon County, Jess is 28, Edna 29, with Paul 1, all born inKansas.
In 1930 Jesse and Edna have Paul L. 11 and Marjorie 9.
1935 Emporia "Two Whippet cars were damaged when they collided at Ninth and Woodland at 5 o'clock early Sunday morning. One car was driv»n by Mrs. Edna Howland, 1106 Woodland, nnd the other by Donald Forrestor. 1240 Market. The drivers were not injured."
They're still in Lyon County in 1940, where Jesse is a clerk for the railroad..
1941 Emporia "PAUL HOWLAND, Emporia, who received the degree bachelor of science in education in 1940 from Emporia State College, is employed as clerk In the production stockroom at Stearman aircraft in Wichita. During the past year he was enrolled in graduate school at Emporia State. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Howland, 1116 Woodland. While he attended Emporia State, he was employed as research worker by the department of sociology and economics. He was a member of the Industrial Arts club and Y. M. C. A. He graduated from Roosevelt High in 1936.
1963 Emporia "MR. AND MRS. J. C. ROWLAND, 917 Market St., will be the guests of honor at an open house Sunday in their home celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Howland were married Dec. 20th, 1913, in Emporia, and have lived here almost continuously since that time. They are the parents of two children, Paul L., of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Thomas Honea, Kansas City, Mo., and they have one grandchild, Mary Howland."
(Mary Frances Howland) in Wichita in 1960)
(T.B. Honea, born about 1895 in Texas, is in Emporia in 1930, married to Marie36, and they have Delores 14, born in Knansas.
Marjorie (Howland) Honea 1920-2003 is buried in Emporia # 86391082.

Jesse 1891-1972 is buried in Emporia # 104097726.
Olympia Washington "Bonilyn Rae Johnson, born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on March 19, 1930, to Hester Mae and Albert Lucien Johnson, passed away December 21, 2013, at Olympic Medical Center surrounded by loved ones.She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul L. Howland; her two sisters, Anona McMahon and Mildred Sievert; and her brother, Garland Johnson.Bonnie is survived by her four sons, Daniel Livingston, Matthew Charles, Joseph Lucien and James Patrick Ruby, all of Jefferson County; and her daughter, Rebecca Lynn Ruby of Sequim.She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.Bonnie and her brother were raised by their mother in their apartment on Grand Avenue, Eau Claire.
onnie moved from Wisconsin to Port Townsend in 1950 with her mother. There, she met and married Byron Ruby, and they had five children together. In 1981, our mom met a man named Paul Howland at a local dance, and he was the man of her dreams. They were married in 1981. After retiring from Fort Worden State Park, Bonnie and Paul moved to Blyn and built their home at the head of Sequim Bay. They had many happy years together, taking trips, holding family gatherings, dancing, and from their beautiful home and unobstructed view, they enjoyed birdwatching and sunsets together.After Paul's passing, Bonnie became involved with the Sequim Senior Singles, the Sequim Garden Club and the Sequim Senior Center. It was at this time of her life that she decided to look up her high school sweetheart, Bruce Christiansen. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/peninsuladailynews/obituary.aspx?pid=169151469#sthash.fAhajeP1.dpuf"
SSDI has Paul L. Howland born May 13, 1918, dying March 18, 1999, last residence Sequim, Clallam County, Washington.

Although they're not blood relatives of Charles Howland, this was an interesting story....Alvin "Tex" Johnston, the author of "TEX JOHNSTON : JET-AGE TEST PILOT" was at the Emporia airport, and he saw a high-wing monoplane lumbering in. The propellor ticked to a stop, and out stepped the first female pilot he had ever seen. "I'm Al Johnston" sticking out his hand "My name's Amelia." and they traded stories at the Coney Island Cafe on Sixth Avenue in Emporia. She said her last name was Earhart, and she was trying to accumulate hours on a prototype engine. Johnston wrote years later "She was not beautiful, but her easy conversation and pleasing, radiant personality made a deep impression. Johnston, as a sophomore in high school, had dated DeLores Hoena "an attractieee Blond from Emporia." He ran into her at a party, and in June 1935 they were married. To supplement his aircraft barnstorming, they became motion-picture screeners, running the Rialto Theater in Lyhndon Kansa, followed by a stint at the 1400-seat New Bays Theater in Blackwell, Oklahoma. When Tex
Delores Johnston 1915-1995 is buried in Emporia # 104672641, with Alvin 1914-1998.

1958 Kansas City "Mrs. Marie Palma Honea, 3900 Holmes, died last night at St. Mary’s hospital, where she had been a patient one day. Mrs. Honea was born in Glen Rose, Tex., and had lived here 10 years. She was a member of the Central Presbyterian church. Mrs. Honea also was a member of the Woman’s City club, the Sunshine club, the Past Presidents club and the Eastern Star. She leaves her husband. T. B. Honea of the home; a daughter. Mrs. A. M. Johnston. Bellevue, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Cyrus Burnap, Santa Barbara, Calif.; a brother, John Kroeger, Auburn, Calif., and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10 o’clock Thursday at the Newcomer chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park cemetery. Pallbearers will be Merle E. Holllcke of Emporia, Kas., Ralph Miller, Charles B. Link, A1 W. Davis, Milton J. Grafrath and Paul Hoffman."

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