“HOWARD, JAMES ALMAN
Banker; born Delavan Ill., April 5, 1865; son of James and Sarah (Ware) Howard; educated in public schools in Illinois and Evergreen City Business College, Bloomington Ill.; married Xenia, Ohio, Aug. 1889, Zana M. Steele; three children.
Ware was manager of Post Traders’ store, Fort Meade, S. Dak., 1885-1888; general merchant at Tilford S. Dak., 1888-1893; general merchant Benson, Neb., 1894-1903; president and director of the Bank of Benson, Neb. since 1904. Postmaster Fort Meade, S. Dak, 1886-1888, Tilford S. Dak. 1888-1893; mayor City of Benson, Neb., 1906 and 1907. Democrat; Episcopalian, Mason, Shriner, Odd Fellow, Woodman of America, United Workman, Elk. Clubs: Omaha Rod and Gun, Clear Lake Shooting, Pine Ridge Agency, S. Dak.
Source: Who’s Who in Finance, Banking and Insurance, Vol. 1, by John William Leonard, Joseph and Sefton, Publishers, New York, 1911, page 466