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Estes Orlando Howe
(s/o Susan Whaley and Estes Orlando Howe)
and Lethia Emily Ann Akins
(d/o Samuel Avery Akins and Mary Drummond)


Estes Orlando Howe, s/o Susan Whaley and Estes Orlando Howe, was b.February 14, 1844, Springfield twp., d.March 15, 1912, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska, m.January 22, 1871, Ogle Co., Illinois to Lethia Emily Ann Akins (she b.February 9, 1853, Pine Rock Twp., Ogle Co., Illinois, d.25 Jul 1913, Elgin, d/o Samuel Avery Akins and Mary Drummond). Their children were:

1-Florence Mathilda Howe, b.December 9, 1871, Ogle Co., Illinois, d.August 26, 1913, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska, m.January 22, 1895, Neligh, Antelope Co., Nebraska to George Edward Clarke (he b.November 20, 1868, Ogle Co., Illinois, d.September 26, 1960, Tilden, Madison Co., Nebraska, buried Park Cemetery, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska, s/o George Edward Clarke and Sarah Williams). Children born to Florence and George were:

1-Marjorie Grace Clarke, b.January 22, 1898, Elgin, d.April 3, 1908, Elgin.

2-Myrtle Esther Clarke, b.April 28, 1899, Elgin.

3-Leland Carl Clarke, b.October 15, 1901, Elgin, d.December 26, 1991, Norfolk, Madison Co., Nebraska, buried Park Cemetery, Elgin, m.June 10, 1925, Elgin to Mildred Florence Manson (she b.February 27, 1905, Elgin, d.January 1927, Elgin, d/o John Manson and Abbie Bryant).

Social Security Death Index, LELAND C CLARK, Born 15 Oct 1901, Died 26 Dec 1991, (not specified) (none specified), SSN 508-46-3011, Issued Nebraska

Social Security Death Index: MILDRED CLARK, Born 27 Feb 1905, Died Jan 1987, Last Residence 68636 (Elgin, Antelope, NE) (none specified), SSN 505-86-0973, Issued Nebraska.

4-Bernard Clarke, b.July 14, 1913, Elgin, d.Elgin January 23, 2004, m.February 11, 1937, Antelope Co., Nebraska to Wilma Lucille Johns (she b.June 9, 1912, Wheeler Co., Nebraska, d.July 24, 2007, Elgin, d/o Arthur and Clara Johns).

Social Security Death Index: BERNARD CLARK, Born 14 Jul 1913, Died 23 Jan 2004 (V), Last Residence 68636 (Elgin, Antelope, NE (none specified), SSN 506-34-5267, Issued Nebraska.

Social Security Death Index: WILMA LUCILLE CLARK, Born 09 Jun 1912, Died 24 Jul 2007 (P), Last Residence 68636 (Elgin, Antelope, NE) (none specified), SSN 506-92-7489, Issued Nebraska.

There were other children born to Florence Howe and George Clarke who were still living when this information was recorded. Therefore, they will not be added here.

2-Emmett Charles Howe, b/April 5, 1874, Quincy, Ogle Co., Illinois, d.April 7, 1936, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, m.November 26, 1903, Chariton, Lucas Co., Iowa, to Cora Belle Reed (she b.1882 Ogle Co., Illinois, d/o Benton Reed and Cynthis Runton). Their child was:

1-Gladys Marguerite Howe, b.January 1, 1904, Chariton, Lucas Co., Iowa, d.September 23, 1978, Menlo Park, San Mateo Co., California, buried Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alemeda Co., California, m. as yet unknown Hanson.

3-Estia L. Howe, b.July 27, 1883, Ogle Co., Illinois, d.March 3, 1884 Ogle Co.

4-Frederick Ernest Howe, b.September 27, 1885, Neligh, Antelope Co., Nebraska, d.December 18, 1953, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska, buried West Cedar Valley Cemetery, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska, m.Emeline E. Neafus (she b.November 14, 1886, Neleigh, d.September 22, 1944, Elgin, buried West Cedar Valley Cemetery, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska).

5-Elsie Gladys Howe, b.January 28, 1888, Neligh, d.January 9, 1977, Elgin, buried West Cedar Valley Cemetery, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska, m.September 29, 1908, Antelope Co., Nebraska to Stephen Earl Pratt (he b.July 12, 1878, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Nebraska, d.after 1930, Elgin, s/o Dwight Pratt and Emily Hall). Their children were:

1-Cleon Earl Pratt, b.September 28, 1909, Neligh, d.June 24, 1981, Elgin, m.Mariane Alice Hood.

Elgin, Nebraska Centennial History Book: Cleon Earl Pratt. son of Stephen Earl and Elsie Gladys (Howe) Pralt was born September 28. 1909. He attended the Swede School and Park Center School west of Elgin and graduated from Elgin High School in l925. Cleon attended Wayne State Teachers College in Wayne, NE, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He taught school in the Beaver Valley in Wheeler County for two years, and some of his students were older than he was. He also farmed the family farm. Cleon served in the U.S. Arms in World War II from April 24. 1942 to Nov.19. 1945. He was a Staff Sergeant with the 156th Ord Tire Repair Company as a Supply Technician, going first to North Africa and then to Dole, France. After his discharge, he returned to Elgin where he lived with his mother, farmed and ranched the family land and also started his tax service during the winter months. Cleon was a member of the Elgin United Methodist Church, serving as Church Treasurer for a number of years. He was active in civic and community affairs, and a long time member of the Elgin Chamber of Commerce. serving a term as president. He was active in the Republican Party, served as Antelope County chairman for several sears and on state committees, was State Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a National Council Member for two years, a Charter Member of the Sharkey-Reuss VFW Post, member of the American Legion, a Master of Antelope Lodge No. 276, A. F. & A. M., Elgin, a member of the Avesta Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, and a long time member of the Nebraska Cattlemen's Association. Cleon was made an Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska on Oct. 12, 1950 during the governorship of Val Peterson. He was a Registered Public Accountant until his death on Jun e 24, 1981. He was interred at West Cedar Valley Cemetery in Elgin.

Social Security Death Index: Cleon PRATT, Birth Date 28 Sep 1909, Death Date Jun 1981, Social Security Number 508-46-2012, State or Territory Where Number Was Issued Nebraska, Death Residence Localities, ZIP Code 68636, Localities Elgin, Antelope, Nebraska.

2-Katherine L. Pratt, b.May 6, 1911, Antelope Co., Nebraska, d.July 12, 1996, Fremont, Dodge Co., Nebraska, m.October 22, 1931, Antelope Co., Nebraska to Erwin C. Clement (he b.October 22, 1906, Nebraska, d.July 29, 1996, Fremont, s/o John C. Clement and Anna Bieberstein). Two children were Dana Richard Clement (b.October 30, 1933, d.August 1967) and Royce Arlyn Clement (b.October 11, 1939, d.January 15, 1994 in Grand Island, Hall Co., Nebraska).

Social Security Death Index: KATHERINE L CLEMENT, Born 22 05 Jun 1911, Died 12 Jul 1996, Last Residence 68025 (Fremont, Dodge, NE, Last Benefit (none specified), SSN 508-26-3063, State Issued Nebraska.

Social Security Death Index: ERWIN C CLEMENT, Born 22 Oct 1906, Died 29 Jul 1996, Last Residence 68025 (Fremont, Dodge, NE, Last Benefit (none specified), SSN 506-07-7208, State Issued Nebraska.

Social Security Death Index: DANA CLEMENT, Born 30 Aug 1933, Died Aug 1967, Las Residence 50317 (Des Moines, Polk, IA) (none specified), SSN 506-36-2140, Issued Nebraska

Social Security Death Index, ROYCE A CLEMENT, Born 11 Oct 1939, Died 15 Jan 1994 (V), Last Residence 68803 (Grand Island, Hall, NE) (none specified), SSN 506-48-4632, Issued Nebraska

3-Eileen Gladys Pratt, b.1913 Stanton Twp., Antelope Co., Nebraska, d.April 11, 1935, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., Nebraska, buried West Cedar Valley Cemetery, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska. Eileen died while attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln; no further details.

Information Pertaining to Elsie Gladys Howe and Stephen Earl Pratt:

1910 Federal Census, Stanton Twp., Antelope Co., Nebraska, Roll 838 Book 2, Page 62b, Household #38:
Pratt, Stephen E., Age 31, Farmer, Born Iowa
Pratt, Elsie, Age 22, Born Nebraska
Pratt, Cleon, Age 7 months, Born Nebraska

1920 Federal Census, Stanton Twp., Antelope Co., Nebraska, Roll 979 Book 2, Page 60b, Household #234:
Pratt, Stephen E., Age 41, Farmer, Born Iowa
Pratt, Elsie G., Age 32, Born Nebraska
Pratt, Cleon E., Age 10, Born Nebraska
Pratt, Katherine L., Age 8, Born Nebraska
Pratt, Eileen G., Age 7, Born Nebraska

1930 Federal Census, Elgin, Antelope Co., Nebraska, Roll 1265 Book 2, Page 94a, Household #140:
Pratt, Stephen E., Age 51, Bookkeeper, Born Iowa
Pratt, Elsie G., Age 42, Born Nebraska
Pratt, Cleon E., Age 20, Born Nebraska
Pratt, Katherine H., Age 18, Born Nebraska
Pratt, Eileen G., Age 17, Born Nebraska

Stephen Pratt was director of an early bank in Elgin, and manager of the Elgin Farmer's Store; Elsie assisted.
Antelope County, Nebraska Surname Index - Birth, Death, Cemetery, Marriage, School, Obituary, Probate Index, and Gravestones, Website http://www.rootsweb.com/~neantelo/Surname-P/prattstephen.htm.
Name Stephen Pratt, Birth Date June 12, 1878, Death Date October 26, 1945, Cemetery West Cedar Valley, Location Elgin, Nebraska.

Elsie (Howe) Pratt graduated from Elgin High School in 1904; received a Bachelor of Science degree from Fremont College (now Midland College).
Elsie taught Butte High School and Park Center High School. After the death of her husband, Elsie owned and operated Pratt's Store, until she retired in 1973. She was a long time member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Social Security Death Index, ELSIE PRATT, Born 28 Jan 1888, Died Jan 1977, Last Residence 68636 (Elgin, Antelope, NE, Last Benefit (none specified), SSN 506-03-5163, State Issued Nebraska.

6-Estes Oscar Howe, b.February 5, 1896, Neligh, d.September 18, 1958, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., Iowa, m.July 5, 1916, Plattsmouth, Cass Co., Nebraska to Bernice Philinda Richards (she b.1895 Neligh, d/o Charles Richards and Florence Phillips). Their children were:

1-Maxine Bird Howe, b.July 27, 1919, Plattsmouth, Cass Co., Nebraska, d.November 10, 1987, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, m.October 14, 1939, Council Bluffs to Joseph Francis Richter (he b.May 17, 1916, Nebraska, d.September 23, 1996, Modale, Harrison Co., Iowa, s/o Herman Richter and Blanche).

Social Security Death Index, JOSEPH F RICHTER, Born 17 May 1916, Died 23 Sep 1996, (P) Last Residence 51556 (Modale, Harrison, IA) (none specified), SSN 506-16-0765, Issued Nebraska

Social Security Death Index, MAXINE RICHTER, Born 27 Jul 1919, Died 10 Nov 1987 (V), Last Residence 51556 (Modale, Harrison, IA), SSN 51556, Las Benefit (Modale, Harrison, IA), SSN 507-03-6147, Issued Nebraska

2-Richard Frederic Howe, b.July 24, 1923, Plattsmouth, Cass Co., Nebraska, d.November 25, 1983, Garden City, Wayne Co., Michigan, m. unknown Ryan and had one son, James Patrick Howe (b.April 16, 1956, Wayne, Wayne Co., Michigan, d.July 19, 1981, Lansing, Ingham Co., Michigan.

Social Security Death Index, RICHARD HOWE, Born 16 Jun 1933, Died Nov 1983 (not specified) (none specified), SSN 491-32-7116, Issued Missouri

3-Betty June Howe, b.October 3, 1924, Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska, d.September 19, 1981, Council Bluffs, m. unknown O'Neill.

Social Security Death Index, BETTY ONEILL, Birth 03 Oct 1924, Death Sep 1981, Las residence 51501 (Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA), SSN 481-20-9943, Issued Iowa.


Information Pertaining to Estes Orlando Howe and Lethia Emily Ann Akins:

1880 Federal Census, Center, Antelope, Nebraska, Family History Library Film 1254743, NA Film Number T9-0743, Page Number 146C:
O. Estes HOWE Self M Male W 36 IN Farmer NY ---
Letha HOWE Wife M Female W 27 IL Keeping House MD VA
Florence HOWE Dau S Female W 8 IL --- ---
Emett HOWE Son S Male W 6 IL --- ---

1900 Federal Census, Logan, Antelope Co, Nebraska, Page 300, Household #76:
Howe, Estes O., Age 56 (FEB 1844), Carpenter, Born Indiana
Howe, Leathia A., Age 47 FEB 1853), Born Illinois
Howe, Fred E., Age 14 (SEP 1885), Born Nebraska
Howe, Oscar E., Age 4 (FEB 1896), Born Nebraska

1910 Federal Census, Logan Twp., Antelope Co., Nebraska, Roll 838 Book 2, Page 122a, Household #25:
Howe, Estes O., Age 67, Bricklaying, Born Indiana
Howe, Leathia, Age 57, Born Illinois
Howe, Fred, Age 26, Plumber, Born Nebraska
Howe, Oscar, Age 14, Born Nebraska