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Howard, William G.

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Howard, William G.
March 10, 2007 02:09PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed., 1885,
Hardin Co.

WILLIAM G. HOWARD, a practicing physician of Elizabethtown, Ky., was born
in St. Joseph, Mo., in 1844. He is a son of James Howard, who came from
Essex County, Va., where he was born in 1796, to Bardstown, Nelson Co.,
Ky., in the year 1808. He was apprenticed to the trade of cabinet-maker, in
Bardstown, and devoted about forty years of his after life to that
business, coming in early manhood to Elizabethtown, Hardin County. He then
married a Miss English, of one of the established families of the county,
who died. Three children resulting from this union are deceased. James
Howard then married Miss Susan Petty, of Grayson County. She was born in
1811, in Mercer County, Ky. They removed, about 1843, to St. Joseph, Mo.,
where our subject was born. James Howard died in Dakota, in 1881, and his
wife is now living with a son, Dr. J. W. Howard at Anchor, Ill. But five of
their nine children are living, viz.: Dr. William G., Mrs. Mary A. (Akers),
of Mattoon, Ill., Charles W., Dr. J. W. Howard and Thomas Howard, an
architect, of Indianapolis, Ind. Subject began the study of medicine in
early life in his native city, where for three years he read under Dr. W.
B. Crane. He began practice in 1863, in Missouri, but after a short time
quit the practice to engage in merchandising. In 1870 he removed to
Arkansas, and there established a practice which he prosecuted for five
years, at which time he located in Hardin County, Ky. He is making a
specialty of nervous diseases and epilepsy, in which branch of practice his
skill has been fully demonstrated. Dr. Howard married, in 1863, Miss
Harriet E., youngest daughter of George and Jane Blanford, of Breckinridge
County, Ky., and has a family of five children. They are honored members of
the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Howard English Petty Akers Crane Blanford
MO Essex-VA Nelson-KY Grayson-KY Mercer-KY SD ND IL IN AK Breckinridge-KY

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