Family Group of George Frank Howland

GEORGE FRANK HOWLAND 1   ( George W., John, Briggs, Zebulon, Samuel, Abraham, Samuel, Henry, Henry, John, John, John ) went by Frank. Born January 11, 1859 in Savanna, Carroll County, Illinois, and died May 27, 1918 in Marion, Brown Township, Linn County, Iowa 2. He married LULU ELDORA OXLEY 1 February 25, 1891 in Marion, Linn County, Iowa, daughter of JOSEPH OXLEY and MARGARET WEBB.

Notes for GEORGE "FRANK" HOWLAND   Anc. Chart   Cemetery

Time Line for George "Frank" Howland ... developed from research data

1818, Nov. 26 b. Washington Twp., Carroll, Illinois
18931893 County Land Platte:
Section 35, Washington Township, Carroll County, Illinois.
George Washington Howland and son George Frank Howland had adjoining properties.
1895Moved to Springville, Linn County, Iowa
1914Appears in 1914 Rural Tax Payers Marion Township, Linn County, IA.
1918, May 27 d. Marion, Brown, Linn, Iowa 2
1918Interment: Springville Cemetery, Springville, Brown Twnshp, Linn County, Iowa


George Washington Howland and son George Frank Howland had adjoining properties in Washington Twp, Carroll County, Illinois per the 1893 land plattte; which was signed off by Frank Howland to certify correctness. 3

Notes for LULU ELDORA OXLEY   Anc. Chart   Cemetery

1947, Interment: Springville Cemetery, Springville, Brown Twnshp, Linn County, Iowa


The following was written by Grandson, Frank L. Howland.
    "They (Frank and Dora) made their home on a place near Savanna, Illinois for 4 years, then they moved to a farm about 1894/95, situated 3.5 miles southwest of Springville, Iowa where he farmed until his death. Dora then moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa and lived with Gladys Howland for several years and when Gladys married, she lived with one or the other of her children until her death at Ruth Pearson's."
    "Dora was what she was called. She was short and fat. She was very nice to me. She loaned me $1,000 once when I was a vet student, so I could get married. I cancelled the marriage and repaid her, I was comfortable being broke, but very uncomfortable being in debt."
    "Dora salted what ever she cooked to her taste, which was to salty for the rest of us. She provided us with lard, canned beef and salt pork and later she had a meat freezer locker in Marion, several miles from where we lived, and we drove in dad's truck to get meat. I enjoyed the ride and going into the locker which was very cold."
    "Dora always wore the same dress and shoes as far as I can remember. She had a regular dress which was white with black flower blossoms about 1" in diameter."


  1. RALPH WILLIAM DEWITT HOWLAND 1 2, b. November 13, 1898, Springville, Brown, Linn, Iowa 1; d. February 18, 1985, Cedar Falls, Blackhawk County, Iowa; m. CLEORA ELEANOR LARY, August 22, 1920, Marion, Linn County, Iowa 5.
  2. GLADYS ELDORA HOWLAND 2, b. August 19, 1902, Springville, Linn County, Iowa; d. November 23, 1994, Marion, Linn County, Iowa; m. GEORGE LAFE DRIPPS, February 25, 1934, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.

  3. JESSIE BELLE HOWLAND 2, b. December 30, 1890, Savanna, Carrol County, Illinois; d. October 12, 1942, Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa; m. JAMES LEROY STEWART, February 05, 1920, Springville, Linn County, Iowa.

  4. RUTH LAVERN HOWLAND 2, b. March 06, 1897; d. May 06, 1966; m. ARTHUR R. PEARSON, March 06, 1917.

  5. ELEANOR MARIE HOWLAND,   b. December 31, 1895, Iowa; d. February 23, 1896, Iowa 6.

Family Group Photo's
George Frank Howland Lulu Eldora Oxley
went by Dora
Belle, Ralph, and Ruth Howland
children of Frank and Dora


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1. Birth Certificate - Ralph W. D. Howland
Specifies parents as George Frank Howland and Lulu Eldora Oxley
2. Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette, May 27, 1918
Monday, Frank Howland, age 50, died at 5 A.M. today in the hospital at Iowa City from an attack of blood poisoning caused by a decaying bone. ... He is survived by his wife and four children, Ralph, Belle, Gladys and Mrs. Ruth Pearson.
3. derived from Carroll County, 1893, Land Platte.
5. Delayed Birth Certificate (July 30, 1963) of Ralph W. D. Howland used;
1. Marriage Certificate as proof of age in Applying for a birth certificate (Date of origional document Aug. 22, 1920)
2. Voting record Linn County (Date of origional document Sept. 16, 1932).
6. Springville News, June 6, 1918, Obituary of George Francis Howland
"... one daughter, Eleanor, having died in infancy."