Oliver Howlett Dies At Saskatchewan, Can., Native of Thomas

Relatives here today learned of the death of Oliver Howlett of Turtle Beach, Saskatchewan, Canada, who died Oct. 3, in Notre Dame Hospital, North Battleford, Sask., after a short illness. Burial was in Livelong, Saskatchewan. He was a member of a pioneer Bureau County family, having left the Thomas vicinity 30 years ago to go to Canada.

Mr. Howlett, son of the late John and Ruehamia Howlett, was born May 20 1860, at Thomas, Ill. In 1880 he was married to Betty Newell of New Bedford. She died in 1884. To this union two children were born, the late Mrs. Maude Reiley of Prophetstown and Floyd E Howlett of Sheffield. In 1885 he was married to Phoebe Thompson of Sheffield. To this union 12 children were born.

Surviving are the widow and the following children: Elmer at home; Virgil of Holland, Manitoba; Mrs. Minnie Morse of Milan, Ill.; Mrs. Kate Johnston, Huntington Park, Calif.; Harvey of Winnipeg, Manitoba; Mrs. Zeta Bye, Brandon, Manitoba; Mrs. Gladys Simmons of Balcannes, Saskatchewan; Howard of Quensey, B.C.; Artie, Turtle Beach, Saskatchewan; and Clarence of Brandon, Manitoba; 18 grandchildren and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Patience Emery of Prophetstown, Mrs. Charles Rogers of Thomas, Ill., one brother, Frank Howlett of Tampico. He was preceded in death by two children in infancy, three brothers and five sisters.

(The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois, October 9, 1940 - Wednesday, pg 6, submitted by Melva L. Taylor) 




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