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Biography of Frank S. Howard

One of the alert and enterprising business men of Baron, Oklahoma, is Frank S. Howard, who was born near Wauhillau, now inĀ Adair County on the 30th, of January 1873. His father Frank Howard, was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on the 26th of November, 1840, and removed to Indian Territory in 1868 founding the town of Baron. In 1870 he was united in marriage to Sallie Starr, a daughter of Noon and Delilah Starr, the Starr family being one of the oldest Cherokee families in this section of the country. To the union of Mr. and Mrs. Howard two children were born: Ollie, who is the wife of Bry Dillon; and Frank S., whose name initiates this review. On the 15th of April, 1877, occurred the demise of Mrs. Howard and in 1880 Mr. Howard was again married, Miss Josephine Landrum, a daughter of Dove Lan-drum, becoming his wife. One child was born to the second union, Josephine, who is now Mrs. Andrew Rogers of Fort Gibson. For some time before establishing the town of Baron, Mr. Howard resided in Claremont and he was the first postmaster at that place. In the acquirement of an education Frank S. Howard attended the schools of the Cherokee Nation and later enrolled as a student in the high school at Joplin, Missouri. After putting his text-books aside he engaged in farming near Miami, which land he still owns, and he followed agricultural pursuits with a great amount of success for some fifteen years. Subsequently he came to Baron, where he entered the general mercantile business and he has since been active along that...

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