Biography of Frank A. Howe
Clearfield County, PA Biographies





FRANK A. HOWE, hotel proprietor at Winburne, Pa., has been a resident of Clearfield county all his life, his family being among the early settlers. He was born at Clearfield, September 2, 1875, and is a son of John W. and Maria (Dolan) Howe.

John W. Howe, who has been engaged in a mercantile business at Morrisdale, Pa.. for the past eighteen years, was born in Clearfield county in 1849, a son of Sirene Howe, who once was sheriff of Clearfield county. Mr. Howe resided at Clearfield for some years and moved from there into Girard township and from there to Morrisdale. He married Maria Dolan, who was born in county Down, Ireland, in 1852, and was brought to America and to Clearfield county by her parents. Five sons and three daughters have been born to them, namely: Frank A.; Edward C. and Harry C., who are in the hotel business together at Morrisdale; Paul, who is associated with his father; Fred, who is a successful physician at Wilkesbarre, Pa.; Maggie, who lives at home; Lucy, who is a graduate of the Philadelphia High School; and Annie, who is a student in the Morrisdale High School.

Frank A. Howe obtained his education in the public schools of Girard township and a Catholic school at Frenchville and later in the Pelton school at Morrisdale. Afterward he worked for his father first as a clerk and later at teaming at Shaft No. 2, for four years. Mr. Howe then embarked in the hotel business, first at Blue Ball, in Boggs township, where he conducted the Enterprise Hotel for twenty months. He then sold his interest and went to Morrisdale, where, he followed teaming for two years. In 1905 he came td Winburne and erected the Winburne Hotel making the plans and laying it out himself. It is a handsome three story building. containing forty six rooms and with probably the finest bar and other equipments of any public house in Clearfield county. It is modem in all its appointments and caters to the best trade, offering every comfort and convenience desired by the traveling public. Although Mr. Howe was obliged to borrow the capital with which to build his house, he had provided for every emergency with business foresight and has made his undertaking a great success.

Mr. Howe was married, September 28, 1898, by Rev. Father Whyner, at St. Agnes Roman Catholic church at Morrisdale. to Miss Marguerite Stephenson, a daughter of Peter Stephenson, and they have five children: John W., Jr., Thomas. Gerome, Cecelia and Irene. Mr. Howe and family are members of the Catholic church. In politics he is a Democrat. Mr. Howe is a popular citizen, a man of pleasant, genial manner and takes a hearty interest in all that concerns the general welfare of this place.


Note - Sketches unrevised by subscribers are distinguished by a small astrict (*).

From:
Twentieth Century History of
Clearfield County, Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens.
BY: Roland D. Swoope, Jr.
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co,
Chicago, Ill. 1911

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