Born: December 10, 1860, Muscogee County, Georgia.
Died: October 8, 1940, Tuskegee, Alabama.
Buried: Pine Hill Cemetery, Auburn, Alabama.
Samuel was the son of James Whitfield Howard and Tinsey E. Narramore, and husband of Lydia Dowdell (married December 24, 1907, Lee County, Alabama).
He taught one term in public schools in 1886, and began teaching in singing schools the same year.
After teaching his first class, he realized he needed additional background, so attended a session of Henry Showalter’s Southern Normal Musical Institute (SNMI) at Sumach, Georgia. He also attended several more SNMI sessions at Showalter’s home in Dalton, Georgia.
As of 1904 he was living in Columbus, Georgia.
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