JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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Solomon J. HOWARD, who died at his residence on East Jordan street 
yesterday afternoon, was born in Lyon county, Ky., March 20, 1830. His 
parents died while he was but a lad, when he went to live with his uncle, Rev. 
John G. HOWARD, of Owensboro, Ky., where he grew to manhood and for 
many years was engaged in the mercantile business. 
In 1852 he married Miss Mary, daughter of the late Judge G. W. TRIPLETT, 
of Owensboro, who survives him. To them were born two sons, Geo. W. and 
Jo T. HOWARD, both in business here. Mr. HOWARD has been a member of 
the Baptist church since 1852, and died in that faith. He was made a Mason at 
Owensboro many years ago and retained his membership there up to his death. 
He removed to this city in 1884, and for a greater portion of the time since then 
has been engaged in business here. He stood in the front ranks of our business 
men and his place as a worthy citizen was no less high. 
Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church at 2 o'clock this 
afternoon by Rev. I. N MONROE, after which the remains were laid to rest in 
Oakwood with Masonic honors. 

May 17, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News 
SUBMITTED BY: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 
Nov 5, 1997 

 
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