(Howard) - Died in Blossburg January 16th, 1892. Mrs. Ann Howard widow of James
Howard. The deceased was born in Coolmean parish, county Clare, Ireland June 14th,
1791, which made her at the time of her death one hundred years 7 months and 2 days
old. She leaves four children, Mrs. James McMahon, Wellsboro; James Howard,
Blossburg; and Mrs. Redmond Roche, Scranton, Pa., and twenty five grandchildren, fifty
nine great grandchildren, and three great, great grandchildren. She was a woman of more
than ordinary intelligence and was in possession of her faculties to a remarkable extent
up to the time of her death. She was a grandmother to James McMahon, Jr., and the
Howard Brothers merchants, Blossburg. The funeral occurred in Blossburg on Tuesday
morning at 9 oclock from the Catholic church of which she was a devout member. Rev.
Connolly officiating, and was largely attended. Her remains were tenderly laid to rest in
the Catholic cemetery Blossburg.
The pall bearers at the funeral of this aged lady were six great grandchildren viz.:
M. J. Cleary, J. C. Cleary, Thomas Cleary, Jr., Michael Cleary, Jr., John Cleary and
James Cleary, Jr. The honory(sic) pall bearers were six grandchildren: James McMahon,
Jr., M. J. McMahon, D. Roche, Thomas Cleary, Sr., J. C. Howard and J. F. Howard.
Among the relatives attending the funeral out of town were, Mrs. Maggie Ronan,
of Towanda; Mrs. Ann Hogan, of Towanda; Rodman Roche and wife of Scranton, Pa.,
Mrs. M. M. Crowley, of Elmira; Mrs. James McMahon and son Michael, of Wellsboro.
In many respects it was one of the most remarkable gatherings at a funeral ever
witnessed in Blossburg. Five generations were present at the obse.... (cut off)
-Scrapbook clipping, source unidentified, circa 1891, poster unrelated.