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Bernice Howe

Bernice Howe
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This is a portrait of Bernice Howe, the daughter of Mark Watson and Alice Morrow Howe. Bernice grew up on a farm six miles southeast of Esbon, Kansas.


Children of Mark Watson Howe

Children of Mark Watson Howe
Creator: Miss Ladd
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This is a portrait of Mark Watson Howe's children, Bernice, Clifford, and Richard. The family lived near Esbon, Kansas.


Clara Livona McCreery Howe

Clara Livona McCreery Howe
Creator: Johnson & Company
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This is a portrait of Clara Livona McCreery Howe. She married Fletcher Bowman Howe on December 31, 1868, and five years later, they moved to a homestead near Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. Clara had two sons, Mark Watson Howe and George Christina Howe and two daughters Melvia Howe and Edna Howe.


Clara Livona McCreery Howe and Melvia McCreery Dye

Clara Livona McCreery Howe and Melvia McCreery Dye
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This is a portrait of sisters Clara Livona McCreery Howe and Melvia McCreery Dye. Clara married Fletcher Bowman Howe on December 31, 1868, and five years later, they moved to a homestead near Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. Melvia married Vern Dye and they lived in Alberta, Canada.


Clara Livona McCreery Howe and Melvia McCreery Dye

Clara Livona McCreery Howe and Melvia McCreery Dye
Date: Between 1905 and 1909
This is a portrait of sisters Clara Livona McCreery Howe (right) and Melvia McCreery Dye. Clara married Fletcher Bowman Howe on December 31, 1868, and five years later, they moved to a homestead near Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. Melvia married Vern Dye and they lived in Alberta, Canada.


Couple lost in dust, wander thruout night

Couple lost in dust, wander thruout night
Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: March 19, 1935
This article describes the harrowing experience of the Modlins, a couple from Esbon, Kansas, whose car was forced off the road during a dust storm. After leaving the car to seek help, the couple got lost in a cornfield. Mrs. Modlin suffered from cuts to her legs and injury to her eyes from the blowing dust.


Fletcher Bowman Howe

Fletcher Bowman Howe
Creator: Creese, M. P.
Date: Between 1890 and 1893
This is a portrait of Fletcher Bowman Howe, a farmer from Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. In 1873, he and his wife Clara Livona McCreery Howe and their two sons Mark Watson Howe and George Christina Howe came to Kansas from West Union, Iowa. The photograph was taken by M. P. Creese, Mankato, Kansas.


Fletcher Bowman Howe family

Fletcher Bowman Howe family
Date: Between 1900 and 1909
This is a postcard view of the Howe family: (front row) Helen, Clara, Jenny, Bernice, Alice and Dick; (back row) Clifford, George, Edna and Mark. In 1873, Clara Livona McCreery Howes and her husband Fletcher Bowman Howes came to Jewell County, Kansas with their two sons Mark Watson Howe and George Christina Howe. They homesteaded and farmed near Esbon, Kansas.


George Christina Howe

George Christina Howe
Date: Between 1910 and 1919
This is a postcard view of George Christina Howe posed with his stallion Dan. Howe lived on a farm near Otego, Jewell County, Kansas. In 1872, he came to Kansas with his parents and they settled on a farm near Esbon. Howe, a farmer, married Jennie A. Cornish on September 8, 1897, and they had one child, Helen.


Jennie Adelle Cornish Howe

Jennie Adelle Cornish Howe
Creator: Dunham & Stidham
Date: 1885
This is a portrait of Jennie Adelle Cornish Howe taken at age 16. In 1879, her family moved from Lancaster County, Nebraska, to a farm near Montrose, Jewell County, Kansas. Two years later, the family moved to Jewell City, where she finished school. From 1891-1892, Howe attended Miss Cannon's Shorthand School in Topeka, Kansas. She later returned to Jewell County where she met and married George Christina Howe on September 8, 1897. They lived on a farm near Esbon, Kansas. The Howes' had one daughter, Helen.


Jewell County glass plate negatives

Jewell County glass plate negatives
Creator: unknown
Date: Between 1900 and 1910
This is a collection of thirty glass plate negatives showing unidentified farms, children, a school group, homes, and people, possibly taken in Jewell County. Also shown are a telephone operator, Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad track workers, and Home Grain elevator in Esbon, Kansas.


Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book

Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union memory book
Creator: Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Date: Between 1941 and 1950
This memorial book contains photographs and biographical sketches of members of the Kansas Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Click "Text Version" below for a searchable index of the names contained in this volume.


Mark Watson Howe

Mark Watson Howe
Creator: Creese, M. P.
Date: 1891
This is a portrait of Mark Watson Howe. He was born December 3, 1870, in West Union, Iowa, the son of Fletcher Bowman and Clara Livona McCreery Howe. In 1873, he move with his family to a homestead near Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. It was in this community that he met and married Alice Morrow on October 23, 1895. They had three children, Bernice, Clifford, and Richard. Howe farmed six miles southeast of Esbon, Kansas. The photograph was taken by Creese studio in Mankato, Kansas.


Mark Watson Howe and George Christina Howe

Mark Watson Howe and George Christina Howe
Date: Between 1880 and 1882
This is a tintype portrait of Mark Watson Howe (seated) and George Christina Howe, sons of Clara Livona McCreery and Fletcher Bowman Howe, Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. The brothers were born in Iowa and, in 1873, came to Jewell County, Kansas, with their parents.


Mark Watson Howe farm, Jewell County, Kansas

Mark Watson Howe farm, Jewell County, Kansas
Date: Between 1920 and 1929
This is a photograph of Mark Watson Howe posed in front of a barn with a team of horses. Howe was born near West Union, Iowa, and came to Kansas with his family in 1873. They homesteaded near Esbon, Jewell County, Kansas. On October 23, 1895, Mark married Alice Morrow, and they began farming six miles southeast of Esbon. They had three children, Clifford, Bernice, and Richard.


Standard atlas of Jewell County, Kansas

Standard atlas of Jewell County, Kansas
Creator: Geo. A. Ogle & Co.
Date: 1908
This atlas shows maps of each township with the names of landowners. It has a patrons' directory, reference business directory, and plats of towns as of the year of publication.


Ted Thummel, Esbon, Kansas

Ted Thummel, Esbon, Kansas
Creator: Worley, Barry J
Date: June 1998
These photographs are part of the Kansas State Historical Society's online exhibit, "Wheat People: Celebrating Kansas Harvest." This exhibit focuses on the people who have built Kansas' agricultural reputation. In June 1998, the KSHS staff followed harvesters from the Oklahoma border to far northwestern Kansas. They photographed and interviewed families from the top twenty wheat-producing counties in Kansas. The photographs featured here are of Ted Thummel from Esbon, Kansas.


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