Truman Howe was born 1840/1 in Michigan, the son of Israel Howe and his wife Lucretia, who had moved to Michigan at least ten years earlier from either New York or Connecticut.
Gertrude died between 1910 and 1920 in California possibly in Arbuckle.
Truman died 23 Apr, 1923 in Colusa County, California, possibly in Arbuckle.
- Michigan Land Records showing that Israel Howe got land in Michigan in 1836, 1837 and 1854.
- 1850 Census of Parma, Jackson County, Michigan showing : "Israel Howe, 49, b NY; Lucretia 49 b CT; Angeline 13, b MI; Joshua 11 b MI; Freeman 9 b MI"
- 1860 Census of Parma, Jackson County, Michigan showing : "Lucretia Howe, 58, b CT; Joshua 21, b MI; Truman 19, b MI"
- American Civil War Soldiers database at Ancestry.com showing : "Truman Howe, enlisted 2 Apr 1863 at Coldwater, Michigan; as a private, aged 22, Company K, 9th Cav. Reg.; discharged 5 Aug 1865 at Detroit."
- 1875 *State* Census of Irving Township, Brown County, Kansas showing : "Truman Howe, 33, Farming, b MI; M.G. Howe, 27, b MI; Prudence Howe, 8, b MO; Gertrude Howe 6, b KS; Arthur Howe, 4, b WI; John M Howe, 2, b KS; Beatrice Howe, 7/12 b KS"
- 1880 Census of Irving Township, Brown County, Kansas showing : "Truman Howe, 39, Farmer, b MI/KY/KY; Gertrude M, 33, wife b MI/NY/NY; Prudence J 13, daughter b MO; Gertrude, 11, daughter b KS; Arthur 9 son b WI; John 7 son b KS; Beatrice 5 daughter b KS; Jesse 3 daughter b KS"
- 1900 Census of North Star Precinct, Frontier County, Nebraska showing : "Truman Howe, Apr 1842, 58, married 35 years ago, b MI/NY/CT; Gertrude, wife, Sep 1848, married 35 years ago, mother of 9, 6 living, b MI/NY/NY; Raymond, son, Apr 1890, b NE; Leroy F, son, Apr 1890, b NE"
- 1910 Census of Arbuckle Township, Colusa County, California showing : "Truman Howe, Head, 68, married first time, 43 years ago, b MI/NY/CT, Own Income, Owns Home; Gertrude M, wife, 62, married first time, 43 years ago, b MI/NY/NY, no occupation"
- 1920 Census of College City, Arbuckle Township, Colusa County, California showing, living alone : "Truman Howe, Head, Owns home, 77, widower, b MI/NY/CT, no occupation"
- California Death Index 1905-1929 on microfiche, hosted at Vitalsearch showing : "Truman Howe, spouse: G M, died aged 81 on 4-23-23 in County 06 [Colusa]"