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HOWLAND, Joseph [1834-1886] -- American soldier, philanthropist, General

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A descendant of John Howland, thirteenth signer of the Mayflower Compact in 1620, his was a wide and refined culture indicated by his love of art, ancient and modern, his musical taste, and his knowledge of the organ. His last days at his Dutchess County (NY) estate, Tioronda, were in July, 1885. While on one of his trips to Europe, General Howland became severely ill and died on March 31, 1886, in Mentone, France, where he was buried. Tioronda, became Craig House, a psychiatric hospital for many years until it closed its doors in 1999. Zelda Sayre, ¤ wife of F.Scott Fitzgerald was treated there. [Howland Cultural Center]  -30-
 

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1859
He purchases the Tioronda farm in Fishkill Landing (now Beacon), Dutchess County, New York, transforming it into one of the finest of the Hudson River estates
1861/05
He enlists as Adjutant of the 16th Regiment, New York State Volunteers
1862/06/27
Wounded at battle of Gaines Mills
1865
Elected New York State treasurer
1867
Appointed first manager of Hudson River State Hospital (Poughkeepsie, New York), in the organizing and building of which he had participated

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