Oswego County's: Guide To Government

Henry Clay Howe

Henry Clay Howe, son of Amory was born in Granby, August 23, 1832, and died in Fulton, July 28, 1889. He entered Falley Seminary in 1849, attended Seneca Falls Academy, and was graduated from Hamilton College in 1858.He studied Law in Fulton with J.H. Townsend, and was associated with him for several years. From 1873 until his death he was a partner of Arvin Rice. In 1860 he married a daughter of Samuel Crombie. She died in 1879 and in 1881 he married Marion D. Northrup, who survives. Mr. Howe was Supervisor of Volney four years and a member of Assembly in 1886, 1887 and 1888. His greatest achievement was the election of the Hon. Frank Hiscock as U.S. Senator in 1887. "As an Attorney, he was not in the eyes of the masses a great lawyer, but members of the bar placed him at the head of their profession."

Landmarks of Oswego County 1895

The Death of Henry C. Howe is announced at his home in Fulton, age 57. He took an active part in Politics and was a Whig until the formation of the Republican Party. After serving as Supervisor, he was elected to the Assembly as a Republican for the first Oswego District. He served as Chairman of the Excise, member of the Judiciary, Claims and other important Committees. In the Senatorial contest of 1887, Mr. Howe supported Frank Hiscock. Mr. Howe was twice married, his second wife, two sons and a daughter survive him.

Watertown Daily Times July 30, 1889