Settle, Howard E.

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Howard was born in Berne on March 21, 1891, the son of Theodore Settle and Kate, a daughter of Jacob Mann and Alida Hallenbeck. [1]


Howard graduated from Harvard University, where he also completed his medical course[2]


He was a surgeon and was employed by the US Marine Hospital at Chelsea when he registered for the draft.

Marriage and Children

In 1915, at Boston, MA, Howard married Frances Doane Barber who was born on October 10, 1893, a daughter of Francis and Lucy Fullerton Barber[1]. They had one daughter:

  • Jessie Louise Settle[1]


Dr. Settle was in the service as examining surgeon on a training ship. [2]


Howard died on March 20, 1920. His wife died on May 6, 1982 Obituary
DR. HOWARD SETTLE DIED AT BOSTON ON MONDAY Succumbed to Peritonitis Following Operation for Appendicitis -- Was Only Son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Settle of Berne.
On Monday, Dec. 20, the sad news came to Berne of the death, at Boston, Mass., of Dr. Howard E. Settle. On Dec. 11 Dr. Settle underwent an operation for acute appendicitis, and peritonitis developed, with fatal results. Dr. Settle was born in Berne, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Settle, and was in his twenty-ninth year.
His attractive personality won for him friends whom he held by the admirable qualities of mind and character which he possessed. Dr. Settle was graduated from Harvard University, where he also completed the medical course.
Soon after leaving the University he married Miss Frances Barber of Montpelier, Vt. During the late war, while Dr. Settle was in the service as examining surgeon on a training ship, Mrs. Settle, with their infant daughter, was in the family home in Berne; and those who came to know her charming and winsome nature sympathize with her deeply in this tragic ending of a most happy married life. The utter desolation that this loss brings to his honored parents can be realized only by those who have experienced like sorrow.
Dr. Settle was a man of Christian faith and principle, a member of the church from early youth, and heartily loyal to the truths which he held sacred. To the many who mourn, the end of this noble life seems most untimely; but we realize that God's ways are not as our ways, and that in infinite wisdom He accomplishes His eternal purposes.
The funeral service was held in Boston on Wednesday; and the interment was at Berne, in the family plot in the Beaverdam cemetery. Obituary Source Altamont Enterprise, December 24, 1920 Edition

Additional Media

Howard Settle World War I Draft Registration card, LDS


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  2. 2.0 2.1 Landmarks of Albany county, New York, Edited by Amasa J. Parker