1860–1940

Introduction

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Born: De­cem­ber 10, 1860, Mus­co­gee Coun­ty, Geor­gia.

Died: Oc­to­ber 8, 1940, Tus­ke­gee, Al­a­ba­ma.

Buried: Pine Hill Ce­me­te­ry, Au­burn, Al­a­ba­ma.

Biography

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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