BORN: 1799, Akron, Summit County, Ohio
DIED: March 18, 1872, Akron, Summit County, Ohio
BURIAL: Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio, Section 15, Howe Family Plot
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Capt. Richard Howe
Capt. Richard Howe was a resident engineer for the Ohio Canal northern division around 1830. He resigned in 1850. He married Roxana Jones and they had seven children, one of which, Henry, became a member of the Akron Board of Education. Richard left Akron with a group of 350 people to guide their wagon train to California in search of gold in the 1860s. He never found the gold but did find work as an engineer for the U.S. government. One of his jobs was plotting the baseline from Mount Diablo in northern California to the Pacific Ocean. He returned to Akron two years later and lived there untill his death in 1872. His contributions for the area included helping to route the Pa. & Ohio canal through Akron, helping to start Glendale Cemetery which was then known as Akron Rural Cemetery, raising money for the first Summit County Courthouse and jail and being a founding member of the First German Reformed Church.

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Capt. Howe's home in Akron. Then & now

Layout of the Howe family plot at Glendale Cemetery