HOWARD, Josephine Bonapart Todd8, (Iru S.7, Justus6, Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born Feb. 12, 1853 at the old homestead in Roberts Meadow, Northampton, Mass., married June 7, 1876, William S., son of Joseph and Menerva (Pelton) Howard.
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He has worked most of his life in different departments of the silk thread business, having held positions with the Nonotuck Silk Company, manufacturers of “Corticelli” spool silk, and with Belding Brothers, but they have lived the greater portion of their lives at their homestead in Leeds, Mass., where they now (1919) reside.
I. Pearl Evelyn, b. July 25, 1880, d. May 29, 1881.
II. Edna Menerva, b. March 28, 1885, m. Dec. 2, 1909, Henry Leland Bowles. He is a self-made, and a prominent business man of Springfield, Mass. He is the owner of a system of lunch rooms in several cities, with headquarters in Springfield, having begun at the very bottom with but a single chair. Has been a member of the Governors Council. No children.