Heward Troughs

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Heward Troughs is located south of Leadville and north of Buckhorn Peak.

J. H. Heward is listed in the 1925 Washoe County Directory.

John H. Heward married Helen Smith in 1938. At the time, he was raising stock in Gerlach and represented the Gerlach district in the state assembly.[1]

Hellen Meaker Murphy Mapes's mother was a Heward. Hellen (b. 1923, d. 2010) lived in the Gerlach area as a child and in 1974, married Charles Mapes of the Mapes hotel fame.[2] John H. was Hellen's Brother-in-law[3]



  1. Ratay-Johnstone Ancestors - Person Sheet
  2. Hellen Meaker Murphy Mapes Obituary
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XKJG-J94 : accessed 23 October 2015), Helen Meaker in household of Reginald Meaker, Gerlach, Washoe, Nevada, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0004, sheet 5A, family 161, line 6, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1297; FHL microfilm 2,341,032