Henry Howell (Mormon)

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Henry Howell (March 6, 1828 – November 24, 1896) was a Mormon pioneer and one of the founders of Fish Haven, Idaho, USA.

Biography[edit]

Howell was born in Essex, England. He married 27-year-old Frances Goble in 1855, one month before emigrating to the United States[1] where he settled in Philadelphia for five years. In 1860 Howell crossed the plains to Salt Lake City.[2] In 1864, he helped pioneer Bear Lake County, Idaho, where he first helped settle Paris and then Fish Haven, Idaho. Unlike many other Mormons at the time, Howell did not practice plural marriage. He died at Fish Haven.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On the ship Chimberaz, departing April 17, 1855
  2. ^ He crossed in Captain John Smith's oxen company.
  3. ^ Bear Lake Pioneers. Published by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Salt Lake City, Utah.