GEORGE W. HOWE
| 8th MO Infantry (US)
George W. Howe was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on August 12, 1836.
He moved to St. Louis during the winter of 1856. In St. Louis, he became
connected with a steamboat service as freight clerk, and continued on the river as
a pilot until 1859.
He was sworn into the United States service June 13, 1861, having enlisted in Company C, Eighth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and served until July, 1864, participating in all the engagements of his command.
George W. Howe came to Fort Scott, Kansas, in June, 1866, and was engaged in mercantile business until his store and stock were destroyed by fire April 23, 1873. In November of the same year he again started in business, and continued until the spring of 1875, when he engaged in farming on Section 6, Scott Township, about two miles south of the city, and west of the fair grounds. In September, 1880, he became salesman, stock-keeper and shipping-clerk for Isaac Stadded (sic), but still carries on his farm, raising principally fruit.
He has always been actively identified with the Republican party, and was Chairman of the Fort Scott Republican Central Committee, when he went on to his farm. George W. Howe is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the A., F. & A. M., Rising Sun Lodge, No. 8.
The above information comes from William G. Cutler's "History of the State of Kansas" - 1883.
After the Civil War, Fort Scott was a premier city of the frontier, one of the largest cities
in eastern Kansas. On three different occasions, between 1870 and 1900, Fort Scott was in
competition with Kansas City to become the largest railroad center west of the Mississippi.
During the first half of the 20th century, Fort Scott became the agricultural, small industrial,
and insurance center which it continues to be today.
The above information comes from www.FortScott.com.