DAVID HOWELLS, manufacturer, Kane, was born in Ebensburg, Cambria Co., Penn., January 5, 1845. When he was a
boy his father died, and when he was fifteen years old he started in life for himself, having also the care of
his mother and sister. In February, 1865, he enlisted in Company H, Eightythird P. V. I., and served until July
3, 1865, when he was mustered out. He returned home, and was engaged in the lumber trade until July, 1879, when
he removed to Kane, and for seven years was employed as book keeper for J. Davis. In 1887 he started a general
store, and also established a clothespin factory, the firm name being Howells, Moffitt & Co. The capacity of
the factory is 300 boxes of seven gross each per day, and they give employment to thirty men. Mr. Howells is an
enterprising man, and is at the head of one of the leading industries of Kane. He is a member of Kane Lodge, No.
566, F. & A. M.; Bradford Chapter, No. 260, R. A. M.; Knapp Commandery, No. 40, Ridgway and Bradford Council,
also of Presque Isle Lodge of Perfection. Politicaly he is a Republican. He was married, December 20, 1866, to
Miss Ann Humphrey.
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
McKean County, PA Biographies
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