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Robert Clark Howes

Birthplace: Vermont, United States
Death: June 14, 1984 (85)
Northampton, Hampshire County, MA, United States
Place of Burial: Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Alfred Francis Howes and Sarah Pierce Howes
Ex-husband of Phyllis Evelyn Howes

Occupation: World War I Service: 1st Lt. US Army, Private estate gardener
Managed by: Jessica Marie German
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About Robert Clark Howes

World War I service:

  • Rank: 1st Lt. US Army
  • Sn 4 910 500
  • Enlisted: Unknown
  • Discharged: Unknown

"United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 September 2021), Robert Clark Howes, ; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.

Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 01 September 2021), memorial page for Robert Clark Howes (26 Jan 1899–14 Jun 1984), Find a Grave Memorial ID 68077581, citing East Cemetery, Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 47067682) .


Robert Howes, Census • United States Census, 1930

Robert Howes's Spouses and Children

Phyllis Howes Wife F 32 Massachusetts

Janet Howes Daughter F 2 Connecticut

Theodore Howes Son M 0 Connecticut

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 2 September 2021), Robert Howes, Ridgefield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 173, sheet , line , family , NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll ; FHL microfilm .


Note: reference to Robert Clark Howes is at the end of this bio (highlighted).

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Alfred Francis Howes has devoted his life to the acquirement and dissemination of knowledge and renders to Manchester the service of an experienced, efficient educator who has a high conception of the duties and responsibilities of his profession. He was born in Ashfield, Massachusetts, in 1863 a son of Henry A. and Fidelia T. Howes. His father was also a native of Ashfield and followed agricultural pursuits for many years. He was a deacon in the Congregational church and a stanch adherent of the republican party. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Howes, three sons and three daughters, namely: Abbott, Sereno, Carrie, Bertha, Edna and Alfred F.

The last named attended Arms Academy at Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, and afterward matriculated in Amherst College, which conferred upon him the degrees of A. B. and M. A. He was graduated with the class of June, 1887, and taught for a year in Duluth, Minnesota. Returning to the east, he became principal of the high school in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he remained eight years. He next went to Middlebury, Vermont, where he spent six years, discharging the duties of principal and supervisor. For a period of six years he was superintendent of the public schools of the Southern Berkshire district, of Massachusetts. In 1910 he came to Manchester as superintendent of school districts 1 to 8 and has done much to improve the curriculum and methods of instruction in this locality. He is resourceful in meeting the various problems that are constantly arising in his work and has been fortunate in securing the hearty cooperation of the teachers under him in his efforts to maintain the highest possible standard, not only as to scholarship, but also discipline in the training of pupils for good citizenship. Mr. Howes is a member of the National Education Association and the National Association of School Superintendents and was president of Hartford County Teachers Association.

In 1892 Mr. Howes was united in marriage to Miss Sarah P. S. Clark daughter of Rev. Ashael and Phoebe (Gooch) Clark. Mr. and Mrs. Howes have become the parents of a son, Robert Clark, who was born in 1899 and is a graduate of Connecticut Agricultural College and is now superintendent of a large estate in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Mr. Howes is a Mason and has been a member of the Hartford Get-Together Club for sixteen years. His religious views are in accord with the teachings of the Congregational church and his influence is always on the side of reform, progress and improvement. Mr. Howes enjoys an enviable reputation as an educator and his life work has been one of broad usefulness. His professional activities have brought him a wide acquaintance and his personal qualities are such as inspire strong and enduring regard.

Bibliographic information:

  • History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1928 : being a study of the first makers of the Constitution and the story of their lives, of their descendents and of all who have come
  • by Burpee, Charles W. (Charles Winslow), b. 1859
  • Publication date 1928
  • Publisher Chicago : S.J. Clarke
  • Contributor University of Connecticut Libraries
  • Possible copyright status Copyright either not claimed or not renewed; item is in the public domain.
  • Pages 1390

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Robert Clark Howes's Timeline

January 26, 1899
Vermont, United States
June 14, 1984
Age 85
Northampton, Hampshire County, MA, United States
June 14, 1984
Age 85
Manchester, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States