We run into the name Henry (H.L.) Howe often in Hood River records, mostly because he served as city recorder for many of its early years. This 1880 portrait apparently appeared in The Hood River Glacier with the caption, "No. 9-- H.L. Howe, the Hood River Valley's first clerk in E.L. Smith's pioneer store, a first school teacher, now city recorder, who has served as state official of Ancient Order of United Workmen and Sons of Civil War Veterans, as he sat in a photographic studio in 1880."
You can read a biography of Mr. Howe here.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
A man with a very interesting life. Born in West Union, Indiana he would eventually wind up in Hood River and have a very involved life in the areas schools. He was at one time in charge of the first school district at Lenz, which was located on the railroad on just off Hwy 35 in Pine Grove. There were periods when he was in charge of Pine Grove and Odell school district and also Barrett. He would serve in both the Burns and Roseburg area. He would end up in the schools in Walla Walla.
He served some five terms with the city.
He and his wife Isabelle "Bell" Bishop had three children.
After his death in the Walla Walla area he was brought back to Hood River and buried in Idlewilde.
Charlott on 10th July 2020 @ 7:20am
congrats on changing the welcome page......MORE is gone....HISTORIC PICTURES is now there......very helpful to those of us who like to point others to this most interesting location. bet Arthur had some input to this change.....
Arlen L Sheldrake on 11th July 2020 @ 11:33am
Both Henry’s extended family and his wife’s extended family came to HR to live and are buried at Idlewilde.
L.E. on 11th July 2020 @ 12:05pm