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Howard J. Ault


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  • Name Howard J. Ault 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I7841  forneyclark
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2023 

    Father Josiah Cunningham Ault,   b. 3 May 1842, Island Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Apr 1917, Burial: Union Cem., Steubenville, Jefferson Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Mary Lawson Jewett,   b. 18 Dec 1844, Island Creek Twp., Jefferson Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Apr 1926, Burial: Union Cem., Steubenville, Jefferson Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 9 Feb 1865 
    Family ID F3107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    AULT, HOWARD/ UNIDENTIFIED/ Individual photo
    AULT, HOWARD/ UNIDENTIFIED/ Individual photo
    AULT/ UNIDENTIFIED/ Individual photo and info about this picture of Howard Ault came from Catherine Stirling. This photo and others referred to in the following info also appear at Catherine C. Galvin’s site Galvin, Hotes, Hyde, Dusenbury at This picture was taken by the G. W. Weiser Studio when it was at the corner of Market Street in Steubenville, OH. It came from an album that belonged to Alicia Julia Hyde who claimed on Civil War pension paperwork that she was born October 17, 1844 in Steubenville, OH. She married John Henry Galvin in April of 1866. 99% of the pictures in the album were taken in Steubenville, OH. Other names include "Letitia," "Mattie Taylor," and "Wesley Blake." Alicia Julia Hyde’s parents may have been born in Vermont. Alicia's mother's name may have been Laura Campbell. We would appreciate any help identifying this individual. * Bob Ault suggests that this child may be Howard J. Ault who died at the age of seven. He states that the family of Josiah Cunningham Ault/ Mary Jewett "...was born, raised and died in Island Creek Township, Jefferson Co., OH."

  • Notes 
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      Plumley/Taylor Family's:
      Janet K Taylor-Carusi:
      ID: I06222
      Name: Howard J. AULT
      Sex: M
      Birth: WFT Est 1863-1889
      Death: WFT Est 1869-1969
      [Family File 3.6.2003.FTW]
      DIED: AGE 7YRS.
      [Master File 5.FBC.FBK]
      DIED: AGE 7YRS.
      Father: Josiah Cunningham AULT b: 3 MAY 1842 in Island Creek Twp, Jefferson, OH
      Mother: Mary L. JEWETT b: 1845 in Island Creek Twp, Jefferson, OH
      Alfred Reeder:
      The following exerpt appears at the USGENWEB Project Jefferson County, OH which is administered by Danice Ryan.
      This exerpt comes from 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio by Joseph Beatty Doyle.

      J. C. AULT, who deals extensively in real estate and insurance at Steubenville, O., comes from one of the old established families of Jefferson County and was born in 1843 in Island Creek Township, near Steubenville, a son of George Ault.

      George Ault was born in 1802 in Island Creek, and was a son of Andrew Ault, who was one of the prominent early settlers of Jefferson County, who located on a tract of timber land in Island Creek Township in 1797. George Ault was reared on the farm, which he helped to clear, and in 1852 went to California, where he remained until about 1879, at which time he returned to Jefferson County where he followed farming the remainder of his life.

      J. C. Ault was reared in Island Creek Township, attended the local schools and the academy at Wellsville, where he was a student until the beginning of the Civil War, when he enlisted in Company H, 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served three years in the army, participating in many important battles, including those of Pittsburgh Landing, Stone River, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, where he was wounded in December, 1863, and also engaged in numerous skirmishes. His discharge was received at Chattanooga, in 1864, at which time he was quarter master sergeant of the regiment. After returning to Jefferson County he engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1879. He then traveled for two years and in 1885 engaged in the fire insurance business which he has followed continuously since at Steubenville, and also deals extensively in real estate. Mr. Ault has been prominently identified with the development of oil in Jefferson County, and in partnership with Mr. Linduff, drilled the first oil well that connected with the pipe line in Jefferson County.

      Mr. Ault was married in 1865 to Mary L. Jewett, of Island Creek Township and they have had the following children: Frank, who is employed by the W & W. S. Walker Wholesale Notion House; May, who is the wife of James H. Mosel, head of the Mosel-Johnson Grocery Company; Abbie, who is the wife of Frank McGee, mechanical engineer of the Carnegie Steel Company, of Mingo and Bellaire; and Howard J., who died at the age of seven years.

      Mr. Ault is politically a Republican, and his religious connection is with the Second Presbyterian Church, of which he is a trustee. He is fraternally a member of the I. O. O. F., Jefferson Lodge, No. 6, K. of P., Steubenville Lodge, No. 1, Stanton Post, G.A.R., the Elks and is a director of the Stanton Monument Association.

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