Name: George Newell HOWARD
Given Name: George Newell
Birth: 19 Nov 1852 in Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY
Death: 5 Jun 1947 in Santa Cruz Co., CA
Burial: Dos Palos Cemetery, Dos Palos, CA
Reported to have been born in Verona, Oneida Co., NY. George moved to Oswego Co., NY in 186 5 where he lived five years. In 1870 he moved to Michigan, living there eight years. In 187 8 he moved to Cloud Co., KS, and in the fall of that year he filed for a homestead in Graha m Co. in western Kansas. He settled on the homestead the following spring. In 1880 he buil t a barn of magnesium stones with the house combined, dug a well which caved in twice, and pl anted ten acres of corn. The neighbors all got together in the fall to husk the corn.
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After marriage and the birth of two sons George moved to Scottsville in 1885 where he rente d 160 acres for $50.00 with a credit of $2.00 for breaking the land. He planted broomcorn wit h a yield of 50 bushels per acre; this he sold for $.45 per bushel. In the fall of that yea r he broke his left leg.
In 1886 George moved to Kern's Place, South Concordia, KS where he rented 160 acres for $300 . He planted 40 acres of broomcorn for which he got $70.00 per ton.
In 1887 he moved to Ben Lake's farm about 6 miles from Concordia. He planted 80 acres of cor n and about 80 of oats. The corn burned up.
In 1888 he moved to Parker's place about 6 miles out of Concordia. Of the 160 acres, 80 wer e in pasture and 80 in cultivation. He got about half a crop..
In 1889 he moved to Norton's place with 70 acres in one field, 15 in another, and the balanc e in timber and pasture. They lived in a log house. He hired two hands and son Carl helped t o harrow the awful fields of cockleburs. He got 50 bushels to the acres of corn which sold a t $.14 per bushel. The oats yielded 50 bushels to the acre and were light at 28 pounds to th e bushel.
In 1890 He rented his brother-in-law Theodore Hass' place. He traded on corn with Burton has s and helped him haul his to town. The place didn't grow anything because of a drought and n o water in the well. He hauled water 1/2 mile and had to drive 25 cattle to the water. They w ere nice fat calves at 200-300 pounds and sold for $12.00.
In 1891 George went to the state of Washington because his brother Jean had been there. Jea n had returned to MI. After a month with no work George returned to Concordia and rented 16 0 acres from Old Man Saddy. He paid 1/3 of the corn for rent. In the fall he bought 80 acre s for $1,000 with $400 down and got a good crop of corn. Then came hard times with no work, n o sale of stones from the quarry, and no crops left.
In 1894 he rented the La Nave place where he farmed over 1/2 section. Alice had moved acros s the road with the help of the boys.
In 1900 the La Nave place sold, and he moved near Aurora to the Bledsoe place. The raised fai r crops. The following year his children Bertha and Walter died of scarlet fever.
In 1903 George sold out and moved from Kansas to Dos Palos, CA, the family coming by train i n a boxcar. In 1912 he moved to Burrell where Claude built them a new house on 40 acres of "d ry farm" land during which time the crops were poor and work scarce. In 1918 he moved from Bu rrell to a lot in Lanare, a new townsite. He dry farmed in the Murphy Slough area and hired o ut by the day when work was available.
In 1920 George lived in Fresno Co., CA with his wife Alice E. and children Roy, Glen L., Rub y F., and Harold W.
In 1923 he moved to Long Beach, CA and lived with Glen and Harold in the house they had rente d. He worked for Stone & Webster on Terminal Island in the machine shop. In 1926 to Compton t o a house on Roy's lot.
In 1930 he moved back to Dos Palos and lived in a house built on Newell's ranch by Glen and H arold. He lived there until Alice died in 1935. From 1935 to 1944 he lived back an forth betw een Roy's and Glen's homes.
In 1945 he moved to a rest home in Oakhurst, CA. The following year he moved to a rest home i n Santa Cruz, CA where he passed away in 1947.
Father: John William HOWARD b: 21 Jul 1820 in Verona, Oneida Co., NY
Mother: Sarah Ann POPPLETON b: 6 Dec 1824 in Verona, Oneida Co., NY
Alice Eliza HASS b: 17 Jul 1861 in New Plymouth, Jackson Co., OH
25 Dec 1880
in Cloud Co., KS
- Carl Luzene HOWARD b: 7 Nov 1881 in Graham Co., KS
- Verne Melvin HOWARD b: 29 May 1883 in Graham Co., KS
- Lula May HOWARD b: 19 Dec 1885 in Scottsville, Mitchell Co., KS
- Newell Samuel HOWARD b: 17 Nov 1886 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Harry HOWARD b: 30 Dec 1888 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Claude Raymond HOWARD b: 5 Dec 1889 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Bertha HOWARD b: 29 Jan 1892 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Earl Edwin HOWARD b: 13 Jun 1894 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Walter HOWARD b: 19 Jul 1896 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Roy Hobson HOWARD b: 19 Jul 1898 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Glen Leon HOWARD b: 6 Dec 1899 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Ruby Floy HOWARD b: 16 Apr 1902 in Concordia, Cloud Co., KS
- Harold Wendell HOWARD b: 15 May 1904 in Dos Palos, Merced Co., CA