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Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 10 4 Browse Search
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oad frieze extending around it, on which was inscribed in plain letters, near the ceiling, the name of my grandfather, Seth Howard, repeated as often as necessary to the completion of the border. The kitchen part, the sheds, the corn building, and e was as noticeable as a lighthouse upon a promontory. It was seen and known for miles around as the residence of Captain Seth Howard. At that time the family consisted of my father (Rowland Bailey Howard), my mother, and my grandfather, who wast there was never a man prouder of his children or more faithful to them during his short life. My grandfather, Captain Seth Howard, was, next to my mother, my favorite companion. His usual stories concerned the Revolutionary War, in which he hadian troubles he obtained the rank of captain in the militia. He was born in Bridgewater, Mass., and was known as Captain Seth Howard in Massachusetts, as in Maine after his migration to that State, which was on his arrival but a province, a part o
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 2: preparation for college; Monmouth and Yarmouth Academies (search)
win in time. It may, if not misunderstood, but how often kindness is imputed to want of courage. There was another proverb that affected me: Be sure you are right and then go ahead. While at Hallowell, first my beloved grandfather, Captain Seth Howard, passed away at the age of eighty-four; and a little later my grandfather, Oliver Otis, the noble man for whom I was named. A few days before his death I went in to see him. He was still able to be dressed and sit in his armchair. He cal water. Arthur sprang out to let down the check rein that the horse might drink. He had been meditating upon getting a drink of whisky at this tavern and had reasoned with me about it. His reasons for urging me to join him were the common ones: Howard, you are ambitious, you would like to make something of yourself in the future; you do not expect to do it without ever taking a glass of liquor, do youth I answered that I did not see what the taking of a glass of liquor had to do with the subje
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1, Chapter 3: college days at Bowdoin; United States Military Academy (search)
leasant evening party of young people from the neighborhood. Among the girls there came to the party a young lady visiting her relatives in the vicinity, who was a cousin of Perley. During the evening I made her acquaintance. She was about two years younger than I, but very mature for her age. As two or three of us were chatting together that evening, I related some of my mischievous performances, probably exaggerating them, when with her large, dark eyes she looked into mine and said, Mr. Howard, do you think that was right? I may here say that this little contretemps eventuated in a lifelong relationship. The acquaintance ripened into a correspondence which absorbed my heart and much of my leisure during the college course. After this my purpose to do well, to accomplish what I undertook, and to make a success of life never faltered. The next winter I was able to get a school in the district where I was born. Here I began to teach for $14 a month. The following winter I
ard, Hildegard, II, 562. Howard, James W., II, 494, 495, 501, 514. Howard, Mrs. James W., II, 559-561. Howard, Jesse, I, 7. Howard, John, Aid of Miles Stand-ish, I, 7. Howard, John, Lieut., II, 566. Howard, John, Philanthropist, II, 543. Howard, Mrs. O. O., I, 66, 67, 70, 95, 96, 107; II, 477, 545, 546, 550, 555, 576. Howard, Otis Woolworth, II, 493. Howard, Rowland B. (brother), I, 41, 71, 81, 119, 390, 443; II, 555. Howard, Rowland B. (father), I, 4, 11. Howard, Seth, I, 3, 4, 7, 20. Howard, Stillman, I, 16. Howard University, II, 390-401. Howard University, President of, II, 452-455. Howe, Albion P., I, 382, 383. Howland, William C., II, 571, 572. Hubbard, George H., I, 472. Hubbard, Thomas H., I, 43. Huger, Benjamin, 1, 231. Hughes, H. Y., II, 587. Humphreys, Andrew A., I, 342,343, 425, 449. Humphreys, Richard, II, 394. Hunt, Henry J., I, 320, 323, 348, 352, 381, 422, 425, 435. Hunter, David, I, 145, 149, 152-154