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Memorable Manitobans: Horace Crafts Howard (1865-1914)

Telegrapher, meteorologist.

A veteran of the 1885 North West Rebellion, he resided in Winnipeg for 26 years before his death in the employ as a telegrapher for the Canadian Pacific Railway. On 1 October 1894, he married Phoebe Parson (1865-1943, sister of Ellen “Nettie” Parsons) at Winnipeg and they had a son, James Proctor Howard (1897-?). He was a prominent member of the First Baptist Church, Astronomical Society, and Meteorological Society, being in charge of the weather bureau in the city. He died at his Winnipeg home, 654 Langside Street, on 22 September 1914 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Horace C. Howard dead,” undated newspaper clipping. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B6]

Obituary, Manitoba Free Press, 26 September 1914, page 4.

“North-West Rebellion nurse dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 February 1943, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2021

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