HOWELL, Rev. Charles J., Harrisburg, Pa., was born August 15, 1855, in Dutchess county, N. Y., and is the son of Charles J. and Mary M. (DuBois) Howell. The maternal grandfather was born in Dutchess county and came of a Huguenot family. He served as a trustee of Vassar College, was president of the First National Bank of Poughkeepsie, N. Y., and also manager of the Hudson River State Hospital. His wife was born January 30, 1859, at Fleming, N. Y. The father, Charles J., was in business at home until twenty-two years of age, when he began work on Wappinger's creek, about three miles from New York City. He married Miss Mary M. DuBois, daughter of Cornelias and Julia A. (More) DuBois. Their children are Charles J., Cornelias and Lydia H. The father was an elder in the Presbyterian church at the time of his death. His wife survives him. Charles J., at the age of fifteen, removed with his parents to Lebanon, where he served as clerk with Lobenstein & Co. for two years. His education began in the private schools, and then he attended the River View Military Academy for two years. In 1880 he entered Annistor's College, New Jersey, where he graduated in 1884. One year later he took a course in the Princeton Theological Seminary and later a three years' course in a similar seminary in New York, where he graduated in 1885. Entering the ministry in 1888, he took charge of a Presbyterian church for three years, and in 1891 received a call from La Grange, a suburb of Chicago, which he accepted and remained several years. In December, 1894, having a call from a congregation in Harrisburg, he returned East, and now serves the Pinc Street Presbyterian church as its assistant pastor and is meeting with much success.
Rev. Howell was married at Albany, N. Y.. to Miss Cornelia N. Griggs. Before entering the ministry he taught a district school one term. and two years in the River View Academy, N. Y.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 18 July 2001
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