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Edward Howard


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Edward Howard
  • Born: 6 Oct 1813, Hingham MA
  • Marriage (1): Harriet McAllaster on 25 Apr 1839 in Boston MA
  • Died: 4 Mar 1904, Dorchester MA

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  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1842-1882 as a watchmaker in Boston MA the complete chronology is:
    1842 E. HOWARD CLOCK Co. founded
    1845 HOWARD CLOCK factory built in Roxbury
    1850 AMERICAN HOROLOGUE Co. founded by E. Howard and Aaron Lufkin Dennison, with financial backing from D. P. Davis
    1853 The first production watches completed, signed "WARREN MANUFACTURING Co.," which evolved into the Waltham "Model 1857," the first successful industrially manufactured watch.
    1854 The firm is renamed the BOSTON WATCH Co.
    1857 BOSTON WATCH Co. fails; Royal E. Robbins and partners purchase the machinery and most of the inventory, but Edward Howard teams with lienholder Chas. Rice to remove about 500 watches in progress to Roxbury; Both Robbins and Howard claim succession from the BOSTON WATCH Co.
    1857-8 Howard finishes left over BOSTON WATCH Co. Model 1857 material under the name "HOWARD & RICE"
    1858 Howard buys out Rice and the name of the watchmaking operation is changed to E. HOWARD & Co.
    1858 Production of "E. HOWARD & Co." watches begins based on Reed's divided plate 6-pillar design
    1861 HOWARD WATCH AND CLOCK Co. incorporated
    1879 WALTHAM WATCH AND TOOl Co founded
    1881 Company reorganized as E. HOWARD WATCH & CLOCK Co.
    1882 Edward Howard retires
  • He appeared on the 1860 census taken at Roxbury MA, listed as a watch manufacturer.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Boston MA, listed (as Edwin) as a watch and clock manufacturer.
  • He appeared on the 1880 census taken at Boston MA, listed as a watch manufacturer.

Edward married Harriet McAllaster on 25 Apr 1839 in Boston MA. (Harriet McAllaster was born on 6 Dec 1818 in Boston MA and died on 14 Jan 1851 in Boston MA.)

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