Biography of F. Howard Thorne
Erie County, PA Biographies

F. Howard Thorne. Among the younger generation of Erie's successful business men is F. Howard Thorne, local manager of the Argus Manufacturing Company. A son of William B. and Caroline L. Thorne, he was born in Pittsburgh, Dec. 3, 1889.

William B. Thorne is a substantial business man of Williamsport, Pa., where he is engaged in the manufacturing line. His wife is deceased. They had two children; F. Howard, the subject of this sketch; and William B., Jr.

After attending the public schools of Pittsburgh, F. Howard Thorne was graduated from Wilmington Military Academy and the University of Pittsburgh in 1918. For the past several years he has been connected with the Argus Manufacturing Company, and previous to this owned a furniture store in Erie, which was known as the F. Howard & Company. The Erie branch of the Argus Manufacturing Company was established in 1923 and Mr. Thorne is local manager. They are manufacturers of high grade paints and are nationally known.

On May 24, 1910, Mr. Thorne was united in marriage with Miss Edna L. Lanich, of Dublin, Ind., and they have two children: George L., born Aug. 1, 1915; and Howard Earl, born Nov. 18, 1917.

Mr. Thorne is identified with the Methodist church and is affiliated with the Knights of Pythias, being Master of Anns. He is intensely interested in all Pythian activities and is a substantial member of his community.

History of Erie County, Pennsylvania
By: John Elmer Reed
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