1914: MAYOR WILLIAM PATTON HOWE - PENNINGTON COMMUNITY LEADER
I had the honor of meeting Mayor Howe at his "Beeches" home in Pennington back in the 1940's. This is from my "NOTABLE PERSONS" folder in the Hamilton Library's Local History Collection. Mayor Howe was one of the most dignified men I ever met; very soft spoken and a true gentleman. As you can read in the above article, he gave new meaning to "community activist;" always involved in affairs for the benefit of his neighbors. Right up to the last, he was referred to as "Mayor" by Edna Howe Kuser's husband "Fritz" Kuser.