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Church Howe


Church Howe, American consul. Member Nebraska Senate and House of Representatives 24 years; member State Board Education, 10 years; member Republican National Committee, 1884-1888.


Howe, Church was born on December 13, 1839 in Princeton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Albert C. and Mary J. (Carr) Howe.


Educational public schools, Massachusetts.


Private and q.-married sergeant Company G, 6th Massachusetts Militia Infantry, April 15-July 23, 1861. Appointed First lieutenant and regimental q.-married, 15th Massachusetts Vols. Later commissioned captain and brevetted major United States.V.

Detached from regiment November, 1861, and assigned to duty as ordnance officer, staff General Charles P. Stone. Later senior a.-d.-c. to General John Sedgwick, serving through Peninsular and Maryland. campaigns (wounded at Antietam). Later on staff General Slocum.

Provost marshal Northern Maryland. and West Virginia, with headqrs. at Harper’s Ferry and later again a.-d.-c. General Sedgwick; was in battles of Ball’s Bluff, siege of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, Gaines’ Hill, Peach Orchard, Savage Station, Charles City Cross Road, Glendale, Malvern Hill, Flint Hill, Second Bull Run and Antietam. Appointed first United States marshal Wyoming Ty., 1869.

Removed to Nebraska, 1871, and engaged in farming, banking and railway building. Retired from business, 1895. American consul, Palermo, Italy, 1897-1900, at Sheffield, England, 1900-1903.

Consul-general at Antwerp, Belgium, 1903-1906, at Montreal, Canada, 1906-1907. Consul at Manchester, England, August 15, 1907-October 1912. Elected mayor of Auburn, Nebraska, April 1913.


Member Nebraska Senate and House of Representatives 24 years. Member State Board Education, 10 years. Member Republican National Committee, 1884-1888.


Married Augusta C. Bottomly, 1863.

Albert C. Howe

Mary J. (Carr) Howe

Augusta C. Bottomly