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Howard, Pearl, 1852-1925



Pearl Prouty Howard was born 1852 to Leander and Elmira Prouty. In 1880 she married her husband George Howard, who she remained married to throughout her life. Together they had three children: Stephen Jay, Alice, and George L.S. By the time the diary was written in 1906 Stephen Jay, referred to as Jay, had married his wife Katherine Rock Howard, and L.S. was attending Western Normal School. Alice appears to have never married, although she later worked as a nurse in Detroit, as well as serving as a nurse in WWI. L.S. later married a woman by the name of Marion Miller Howard. Other family member Pearl mentions repeatedly throughout her diary include her sisters-in-law Harriet, Amanda, and Cecilia.

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Pearl Prouty Howard Diary

 Item — Box: 1 of 1
Identifier: RH-A-4291
Scope and Contents This collection consists of one 1906 Excelsior Diary formerly belonging to Pearl Prouty Howard (1852-1925) who lived in Kalamazoo, Michigan.The diary primarily concerns the day to day activities of Pearl (Perley) Prouty Howard, and her family. She discusses the weather, her daily activities such as doing the washing, cooking, churning butter, and going to town. Pearl often describes the activities of her husband George who she refers to as Geo, her daughter Alice, and her son...
Dates: 1906