Howard, Ward B.
Freeport Illinois Weekly Bulletin October 7, 1897
HE DIED AT THE TABLE
Ward B. Howard, of Lena, Called Away Suddenly Last Evening
HE WAS A PIONEER
Had reached th Age of 74 Years
Lena-Oct 2-Ward B. Howard, one of the pioneer residents of Stephenson county, died suddenly at his residence four miles west of this city at 6 o'clock last evening, aged 74 years and four months.
Mr and Mrs Howard and Ed Kiplinger and family had been to Lena yesterday afternoon and when they arrived at Mr. Howard's on their way home he insisted that Mr. Kiplinger and his family should stay to supper.
While they were seated at the table his daughter, Mrs. Kiplinger noticed that Mr. Howard was leaning to one side and called the attention of her husband to it. He went to Mr Howard's side and found that he was dead.
mr. Howard leaves a wife, two children, Fayette A. Howard and Mrs. Edith Kiplinger, a brother and a number of other relatives.