The VanBuskirk / Howell Pension
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This document is being submitted by Gail White, April 9, 2000.
Antique Postcard Of Chemung Village sent in by Suzanne Guinn
Their son Harry, my grand-father, was born in Chemung, NY 4/14/1877 and died in Cleveland, Ohio 8/7/1961. He married Sophia Anna Ritz June 20, 1900 in Waverly, NY where they lived until they moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1910. My mother was Florence Alice Howell Kibby b. 11/5/1908 d. 2/18/1994. They had two other children, Edward, b. 1/26/1903 d. 6/27/1965 and Pauline b. 3/7/1905 d. 10/18/1997.
UNITED STATES OF AMERCA
DEPARTMENT Widows with of THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that in conformity with the laws of the United States, Carrie A. Howell, Widow of Henry Isaac Howell who was a Private in the Militia 14th Regiment New York (additional scribbling I can’t make out) is entitled to a pension at the rate of Eight dollars per month to commence on the fourteenth day of October, 1884 and twelve dollars per month from November 10, 1886 and to continue during her widowhood unless forfeit her right thereto. And she is also entitled to two dollars per month additional for each of the following named children while living and under the age of sixteen years. To wit:
Carrie A 14 October, 1884 " 26 June, 1885
Fred D. " " " " 11 April 1891
Harry " " " " 14 April 1893
Lervis E. " " " " 16 April 1896
Mina A. " " " " 4 September 1898
Given at the Department of the Interior this
Seventeenth day of November
One thousand eight hundred eighty seven
And of the Independence of the United States
Of America the one hundred and twelfth.
(Signature I can’t quite make out)
Acting Secretary of the Interior
Countersigned (Signature I can’t quite make out.)
Acting Commissioner of Pensions