Oscar Howland of Lake Pleasant

Oscar L. Howland was born Apr 1850 in Lake Pleasant, Hamilton, NY, a son of George and Phebe Howland. He died on 21 Mar 1931 and was buried Wells cemetery. He was first married about 1874 to Eugenia Sturges, a daughter of Aaron Burr Sturges and Sarah Thomas. She was born about 1857 and died at the age of 30 on 20 Jun 1887 and is buried in Wells cemetery. He was married second about 1883 to Ella A. Schuyler. She was born 5 Jul 1860 in Lake Pleasant, NY, and was previously married to [?] Rudes and had a daughter, Anna M. Rudes, born Apr 1882, prior to her marriage with Oscar. She died on 20 Jan 1931 and is buried in Higgins Bay cemetery.

the Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY,
Friday, March 27, 1931

Oscar Howland Dies at Daughter's Home

Funeral services for Oscar Howland will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lyman H. Avery, 123 Kingsboro avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2. Rev. Albert Gale, rector of the Trinity Episcopal church will officiate. Interment will be made in the family plot in the Wells cemetery.

Mr. Howland, one of the best known residents of Lake Pleasant, Hamilton county, passed away at the home of his daughter yesterday morning at 8. Although he had been in poor health for some time, he had been seriously ill only a week and death came after a heart attack.

Mr. Howland, who was 81 years of age, was born in Lake Pleasant and all his life had been spent in Hamilton county. He was a carpenter by trade and active in political and civic affairs of his home town for a great many years. He was a Democrat in politics and was always to be found in the thick of political activities. He had held many different town and county offices and at the time of his death was assessor in the town of Lake Pleasant.

His survivors include seven children, two sons and five daughters. The sons are George B. Howland, of Speculator and Oscar Howland, Jr., of Arietta, Hamilton county; the daughters, Mrs. Lottie A. Locke, Mrs. Lyman H. Avery and Mrs. Keith Meyers of Gloversville; Mrs. L. L. Snell of Benson and Mrs. Frank Brooks, of Speculator; also several nieces and nephews.

The funeral is to be held at the home of Mrs. Avery, Saturday afternoon at 2. The Rev. Albert Gale of Trinity Episcopal church will officiate and burial will be made in the family plot in Wells cemetery.

Oscar Howland and Euginia Sturges had the following children:

1. George Burr Howland, b. 27 Sep 1876, m. Grace May Melius

Leader-Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY, Sat., Apr 28?, 1945

G. B. Howland, Former Game Protector at Speculator, Passes

George B. Howland, [?], a native of Wells who had been ill for the past four months, died yesterday afternoon at 2:10 at the home of his son, Clarence Holand, 91 West State street.

Mr. Howland was born in Wells and resided most of this life in Speculator. Before he became ill, he lived in Northampton for three years and served as postmaster of Rudeston and game protector in Speculator from 1912 to 1927. For seven years he was manager of the Chatlemac club of Warren county.

The survivors are his wife, Grace Mesius? Howland, Town of Northampton; three sons, George Howland, Lake Pleasant, John Howland Hoosac Falls and Clarence Howland, Gloversville; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Monroe, Gloversville; one brother, Oscar Howland, Benson; five sisters, Mrs. Charlotte Locke, Gloversville, Mrs. Jennie Avery, Gloversville, Mrs. Hattie Snell, Benson, Mrs. mary Meyers, Gloversville, Mrs. Mabel Brooks, Speculator, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be held at the home of his son in West State street Monday afternoon at 2. The Rev. william C. Spicer of the First Presbyterian church will officiate. Burial will be in the Wells cemetery.

George and Grace had the following children:

a. George L. Howland, b. 27 Jul 1903
b. John L. Howland, b. about 1906
c. Clarence William Howland, b. about 1911 in Piseco, Hamilton, NY, m. 6 Feb 1932 to Marion Elnora Eglin in Gloversville, Fulton, NY
d. Thelma L. Howland, b. about 1916

2. Lottie A. Howland, b. Oct 1882, m. Martin Locke

the Morning Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY, Wed., Oct. 5, 1940

Mrs. Charlotte Locke

Mrs. Charlotte Locke, aged 67, widow of Harry Locke, died Monday night at 12:30 at the Steenburg Nursing home, 21 Lincoln street. Mrs. Locke had been ill for the past nine years and in serious condition for the past six months.

Mrs. Locke was born in Northville but lived most of her life in Riceville. She came to Gloversville nine years ago and made her home at 312 North Main street.

The survivors are four half sisters, Mrs. Jennie Abdella and Mrs. Mary Meyers of Gloversville, Mrs. Hattie Snell of Benson and Mrs. Mabel Brooks of Speculator; also one half brother, Oscar Howland of Benson and several nieces and nephews.

The body was taken to the J. W. Finocan funeral home. 13 Prospect avenue where the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10. The Rev. Andrew Hansen of the Kingsborough Presbyterian church will officiate. The body will be taken to Troy for cremation.

Oscar Howland and Ella Schuyler had the following children:

3. Jane/Jennie Phebe Howland, b. Nov 1889 in Rudeston, Hamilton, NY, m1. 1 Jul 1909 to Lyman Augustus Avery in Rudeston, Hamilton, NY., m2. about 1947 to Hykel Isaac Abdella

Jane/Jennie and Lyman had the following children:

a. Helen A. Avery, b. about 1912
b. Milton W. Avery, b. about 1916, d. in WWII
c. Bartel Avery, b. about 1920, d. in WWII
d. Robert Avery, b. about 1922

4. Hattie A. Howland, b. 28 Aug 1891 in Lake Pleasant, Hamilton, NY, m. 16 Oct 1912 to Lewis L. Snell in Gloversville, Fulton, NY.

Leader-Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY, Sat., Dec. 31, 1955

Mrs. Hattie Snell, Ex-Welfare Head in Benson, Expires

Mrs. Hattie Snell, 64, of Benson, widow of Lewis L. Snell, died at 1:10 yesterday afternoon at the Bleecker Street Nursing Center, where she had been a patient three months. She had been ill several months.

Mrs. Snell was commissioner of public welfare of Hamilton County for the past 20 years, succeeding her husband who held the office 20 years. She was also Highway Commissioner of the Town of Benson, and served on the Board of Elections of that town.

Mrs. Snell was born in Piseco, Aug. 28, 1891, but had resided in Benson since 1912 and was a member of the Northville Baptist Church.

Survivors are two sons, Ralph Snell of Johnstown; Lewis C. Snell, Northville; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Avery Abdella, Piseco; Mrs. Frank Brooks, Speculator; Mrs. Mary Meyers, Gloversville; one brother, Grace Howland, Benson and six grandchildren.

Hattie and Lewis had at least the following children:

a. Ralph Snell
b. Lewis C. Snell

5. Oscar K. Howland, b. 25 Aug 1893 in Lake Pleasant, Hamilton, NY, died 25 Feb 1961 in Benson, Hamilton, NY. Never married.

Leader-Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY, Monday, Feb. 27, 1961

Oscar Howland, Former Fire Observer, Dies

Oscar K Howland, 67, resident of the Town of Benson died at Littauer Hospital at 9:30 Saturday night. He hed been a patient there three week.

Born in Piseco Aug 28, 1893 the son of the late Oscar L and Ellen Schuyler Howland, he attended schools in Piseco.

He was a wondsman and trapper by occupation and for several years worked as a fire observer on Cathead Mountain.

He was a member of Northville Pilgrim Holiness Church.

Survivors are three sisters. Mrs. Jeannie Abdella of Lake Pleasant, and Mrs. Mabel Brooks and Mrs Mary Meyers of Speculator; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

6. Mabel Ella Howland, b. 10 June 1895 in Arietta, Hamilton, NY, d. 14 Jul 1969, m. 12 Jan 1919 to Francis Joel Brooks in Lake Pleasant, Hamilton, NY.

Leader-Herald, Gloversville and Johnstown, NY, Tuesday, July 15, 1969

Mrs. Brooks, 74, Dies in Hospital

Mrs. Mabel Brooks, 74, of Speculator, died at 1:45 yesterday afternoon at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been in ill health the past several months.

She was born June 10, 1895, in Rudeston, Town of Arietta, the daughter of Oscar and Ella Schuyler Howland. She attended Piseco schools and was married in 1918 to Frank Brooks, who survives.

Mrs. Brooks had been a resident of Speculator the past 54 years and attended the Wesleyan Church at Wells.

Survivors, besides her husband, are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Brooks of Speculator and Mrs. Genevieve Stuart of Lockhaven, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Abdella of Schenectady and Mrs. Mary Meyers of Gloversville; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mabel and Frank had at least the following children:

a. Frances Brooks
b. Genevieve Brooks

7. Mary Eva Howland, b. about 1898 in Arietta, Hamilton, NY, m. 7 Aug 1919 to Keith Meyers in Speculatory, Hamilton, NY.

Mary and Keith had at least the following children:

a. Raymond Meyers
b. Donald Meyers
c. Arlene Meyers
d. Joyce Meyers

8. Fred L. Howland, b. Apr 1900, d. 1900, buried in Higgins Bay cemetery

In the 1900 census, a step daughter, Annie M. Rudes, b. Apr 1882 was residing with the family. Thus it is likely that Ella was married previously to a Mr. Rudes. Annie died in 1903, and was buried in Higgins Bay cemetery,

In the 1910 and 1915 census, an adopted son, John R. Stacy, b. about 1908, is listed with Oscar Howland. It appears that he is buried in Higgins Bay cemetery, d. 1924.


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