Biography of Charles A. Howe
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CHARLES A. HOWE, superintendent of the Tionesta Tanning Company, Tionesta, was born in New Bedford, Mass., December 16, 1832, a son of Roswell and Sylvia (Freeman) Howe, of Plymouth county, Mass., and Windham county, Vt., respectively. Mr. Howe was reared in his native county, until twelve years of age. He secured his education by his own efforts, and entered a mercantile store as clerk, where he obtained a good business training. He afterward served an apprenticeship to the tanning business, under his uncle, after which he had charge of tanneries in New Hampshire and Vermont. In April, 1886, he came to Tionesta, and built the present tannery at Kellettville for the Tionesta Tauiaing Company, and has since acted as general superintendent of the same, having full charge of the business. July 3, 1871, he married Miss Lucy A. Bazin, daughter of John Bazin, of New Market, N. H., and by her has two children: Charles Roswell and. Benjamin Freeman. Mr. Howe is identified with the Republican party. He is a member of King Solomon's Lodge, No. 43, F. & A. M., of Bellows Falls, Vt.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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