Albert Howard was the son of James Howard and Theresa ‘Thurzy’ Clem, born July 6, 1868, in Montgomery County. James and Theresa married late in life, December 8, 1861, when he was 41 and she was 34 – a first marriage for each.
Albert’s gr-gr-grandfather, John Beale Howard, Sr., fought in the Revolutionary War. His wife was Rebecca Boone. Albert’s father, James Howard, followed in the family footsteps of service to his country by fighting in the Mexican War.
Albert married Rosa Lee Powers. The couple had three children who lived to adulthood – Roy, Stella and Buford. Rosa Powers Howard lived an additional 47 years before her death, at the age of 90, in 1962. I could find no obituary for her.
Tuesday, January 8, 1901
Howard – After an enfeeblement for some months caused by paralysis, Mr. James Howard died at his home near Spencer on Monday night, December 31, 1900. He was 81 years and 11 months old and was the last of his generation. His aged wife, feeble and almost blind, survives him, with her son Albert Howard. The deceased was a highly respected and worthy citizen; the community loses a good citizen. Burial service at Machpelah was conducted by B. W. Trimble.
Wednesday, November 11, 1914
Mrs. Thyrza Howard Died Last Friday
Mrs. Thyrza Howard, aged 89 years, died at the home of her son, James [Albert] Howard, near Spencer Station, this county, last Friday of infirmities incident to old age.
Mrs. Howard was one of the best known women in the county and the news of her death will be heard with regret. She was a woman of lovely christian character. She was the widow of James Howard, a Mexican War veteran, who died several years ago. Deceased was widely connected through this section of the state. Burial took place Saturday in Machpelah Cemetery.
Wednesday, February 10, 1915
Victim of Pneumonia
Prominent Farmer and Stockman of Spencer Neighborhood Died Monday Afternoon
Mr. Albert Howard, aged 47 years, died at his home near Spencer Station, in this county, Monday afternoon after a short illness of pneumonia. Mr. Howard was one of the largest land owners in that section of the county and was a farmer and stockman on large scale. He was a son of the late James and Thurzy Howard, and is widely connected throughout Montgomery and surrounding counties.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Mr. Howard was a kindhearted gentleman, a good neighbor and friend, and will be missed by his many friends.
Funeral services will be held this morning at eleven o’clock at the grave in Machpelah Cemetery, conducted by Rev. B. W. Trimble.
We join the friends of the family in extending sympathy.