MRS. S. D. HOWARD
September 17, 1863-1942
Sarah Catherine Robinson, wife of Rev. S. D. Howard, was born Sept. 17, 1863. She was a descendant of prominent pioneer families who came from South Carolina and settled in Louisiana shortly after the Civil War. Her early life was spent on a Bienville Parish plantation and it was there that she met Rev. S. D. Howard who, prior to entering the ministry, was teaching in the community.
Mrs. Howard was a faithful, conscientious and energetic pastor’s helpmeet, serving many years in the Louisiana Conference. Since Brother Howard’s death in 1928, she has lived most of the time in her cozy, attractive, little home in Winnsboro, where she spent many happy hours in the care and culture of her flower garden, in which grew numerous floral specimens and rare plants. Mrs. Howard was a sweet and cheerful person, loved by all who knew her.
She is survived by two sons, two daughters and three grandchildren; Finis C. Howard, prominent merchant and civic leader in Winnsboro, La.; Burney E. Howard, Director of Dramatic Arts at Stephen F. Austin College, Nacogdoches, Texas; Miss Clara Howard, member of the faculty of DeQuincy High School; Mrs. W. L. Trenchard of New Orleans; Walter H. Trenchard, Aviation Cadet at Maxwell Field, Ala.; Sarah Catherine Trenchard, and Thomas Lee Trenchard of New Orleans.
“Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them.”
Source: Journal Louisiana Conference: 1942; p. 140. By: O. L. Tucker
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