December 10, 1863, Muscogee County, Georgia.
Howard taught one term in public schools in 1886. He began teaching in singing schools the same year, and after teaching his first class 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. His works include: