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  Howe, Epenetus
NameEpenetus Howe
Candor, New York , United States
Born December 06, 1836
Died 00, 1909 (72 years)
Last ModifedJuan Croniqueur
Nov 19, 2015 03:40am
Tags Congregationalist -
InfoCaroline Town Supervisor, 1877-1879

Candor Town Supervisor, 1892-1893

Member, New York State Assembly, 1894-1895

EPENETUS HOWE was born in Auburn, in this state, December 6, 1836. His early life was spent in Auburn, New York city and Elizabeth, N. J. He was educated in the latter place. He was engaged in the .mercantile business in New York until 1852, when he moved to Tompkins county, returning to Elizabeth that same year and back to Tompkins county again in 1854, locating in Speedsvile, where, in 1859, he married Sarah Amanda Legg, a granddaughter of. Joel Legg, a corporal in the revolutionary army, and daughter of one of the first settlers in Tompkins county. In 1885 Mr. Howe came to Candor and has resided here ever since. He is retired from active business, but passes his time in doing kindnesses for others less fortunate than himself, and in enjoying the privileges of his beautiful home. Mr. Howe cast his first vote for Lincoln, later voted for Greeley and in 1877 became a "greenbacker," running for congress in the twenty-sixth district in 1878 against the late John W. Dwight, of Dryden, who was elected. In 1880 Mr. Howe was a candidate for secretary of state on the greenback ticket, and, in 1882, for governor. Mr. Howe was elected supervisor for the town of Caroline, Tompkins county, in 1876, and was re-elected the next year, running both times on an independent ticket. Mr. Howe continued to be a greenbacker until 1888, when he "stumped" Tioga county for Benjamin Harrison. He was elected supervisor for Candor on the republican ticket in 1873 and re-elected in 1874. He was elected member of assembly in 1893 and re-elected the following year. When a resident of Tompkins. county Mr. Howe "stumped" it one year for temperance and the county voted his way, the only time in its history. Mr. Howe is a member of Candor lodge, F. & A. M. He is prominent in temperance work and is a "grand lecturer." He is a member of the Congregational church.



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