Niagara County

1897 Biography - Daniel Howell

Howell, Daniel, was born in Niagara county, N. Y., August 26, 1827, a son of Daniel and Sarah (Hill) Howell. Daniel Howell, sr., was born in New Jersey and came to Porter, N. Y., when a young man and bought a farm and spent his last days in Canada. Mrs. Howell was born in Ireland and died in Porter. N. Y. Daniel Howell, jr., was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools; his first business experience was as a clerk for Peter Tower of Porter, and in 1851 he moved to Buffalo, where he clerked for several years; was with Pratt & Co. twenty years, and later with Walbridge & Co. and in business for himself. In 1893 he came to Wilson, where he lives a retired life. He has married twice, first to Letitia Sylvester on May 4, 1856; they had two children, one died in infancy and Daniel E., who died in Chicago, aged thirty-two. Mrs. Howell died in 1891 and in 1896 he married, May 21, 1896, Rachael M. (Case) Cramton (born October 16, 1830), widow of Dr. E. H. Cramton of Wilson. Dr. Cramton was a veterinary surgeon for thirty-five years in Wilson, and a resident there for forty-four years; he was born October 18, 1824, in Genesee county, married November 28, 1854, and died January 20, 1894. Mrs. Howell's father, Deacon Luman Case, was born in Granby, Conn., and came to Wilson on foot when a young man, settling on a farm where he lived and died. He served as postmaster for several years and poormaster, was deacon in the Presbyterian church and elder and chorister for several years. He was also a stockholder in the Union school and trustee many years.

Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897

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