Isaac Howe

ISAAC HOWE, M.D., Oregon; was born Dec. 28, 1824, in the village of Woodstock, Windsor Co., Vt.; he attended the common schools, and for four years the famous old Caledonia County Grammar school; Thad Stevens and Wilbur Fish once studied there; young Howe entered the Vermont Medical College in 1847, graduating as physician and surgeon in 1849; began practice in Cabot, soon removing to West Randolph, where he practiced until the spring of 1851, then he settled in Fulton, Rock Co. Wis. ┬áThe Doctor is in all respects the architect of his own fortunes, earning means to complete his medical education by teaching; he taught twelve terms of winter school in Rock Co., farming and teaching until 1863, when he commenced business in Cedar Falls, Iowa; returned to Stoughton in 1865, and went into partnership with a brother, C.M. Howe; in 1866, they located in Oregon, the Doctor doing business alone since 1869; in 1876, he visited Kansas and founded the Florence Herald, still alive newspaper; on the site of a store built by him in 1876; and burned early in 1880, he is now erecting two stores, one 66×22, and one 66×20; they will be well built and a credit to the village; Dr. Howe will carry an assortment of drugs and groceries in one, and lease the other; his substantial frame residence he built in 1871. He married in Porter, Rock Co., Wis. in 1855, Miss Sarah Ide, a native of Saratoga Co., N.Y.; they have three children-Mary M. (a teacher in Evansville), James R. and Gracia. ┬áThe Doctor is a veteran of twenty-five years’ standing in Fulton Lodge, A., F. & A. M., and a Greenbacker of Democratic antecedents.Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, page 1242.

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