Perry W. Howard

Perry W. Howard (Holmes County)

State House: 1872-1875

Born: c. 1843 in South Carolina
Died: February 7, 1907 in Ebenezer, MS

Also served on the county board of supervisors. Howard is listed on the 1870, 1880, and 1900 census in Holmes County, working as a blacksmith, with wife Sarah and children. Sarah is a widow on the 1910 census.

His son, Perry Wilbon Howard (1877-1961), was a professor of mathematics, a lawyer, president of the National Negro Bar Association, and a long-standing delegate to the Republican national convention.

Elmer Elsworth Howard (b. 1879), was a doctor in Meridian and Chicago; Wesley F. Howard was also a doctor. Andrew Jackson Howard (1863-1938) was a professor of mathematics and interim president at Alcorn University and a merchant in Holmes County. Daughters Eva and Sarah were teachers.

Clarion-Ledger, June 16, 1870
New National Era, April 10, 1873
Yazoo Herald, March 21, 1879
Clarion-Ledger, April 26, 1882
Ripley Advertiser, October 14, 1882
Lexington Advertiser, February 1907
Lexington Advertiser, February 8, 1907
Birmingham News, February 23, 1907
Birmingham News, February 23, 1907