S. Herbert Howe

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Simon Herbert Howe
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1st Mayor[1] of Marlborough, Massachusetts
In office
January 5, 1891 – January 1892
Preceded by Board of Selectmen
Succeeded by George A. Howe
Member of the
Massachusetts Governor's Council[1]
Member of the
Massachusetts House of Representatives[1][2]
In office
1877[1][2] – 1877[1][2]
Preceded by James T. Murphy[2]
Succeeded by Daniel S. Mooney[2]
Member of the
Board of Selectmen
of the Town of Marlborough, Massachusetts[3]
In office
1866, 1873,
1875, 1877 – 1866, 1873,
1875, 1877
Personal details
Born December 21, 1835[1]
Marlborough, Massachusetts[1][4]
Died 1911 (aged 75/76)
Political party Republican[1]
Spouse(s) Harriett A. Brigham[1][5]
(m. January 1, 1857)[3]

(1836–1914)

Children Louis P. Howe (1858–1945)[5]
Alice B. (1859–1860)
Charlotte A. (born c. 1862)
Annie (1871–1887)
Occupation Cooper,[4] Shoe Manufacturer[1]
Religion Unitarian[1]

Simon Herbert Howe[1] (December 21, 1835 – 1911) was a Massachusetts businessman and politician who served as the first Mayor, of Marlborough, Massachusetts and as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives.

Early life and family[edit]

Howe was born in Marlborough, Massachusetts[1][4] to Samuel (1800–1864) and Charlotte Howe (1800–1839).[1][4] Howe was a direct descendant of John Howe (1602-1680) who arrived in Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630 from Brinklow, Warwickshire, England and settled in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Howe was also a descendant of Edmund Rice another early immigrant to Massachusetts Bay Colony[6][7][nb 1] Howe married Harriett A. Brigham[1][5] on January 1, 1857,[3]they had four children[3] including a son Louis P. Howe.[3][5]

Business Career[edit]

Howe was President of the S.H. Howe Shoe Company [1]and the President of the Marlborough Savings Bank.[1] When Marlborough became a city, Howe had an image of his own factory incorporated into the city seal, where it remains to this day.

Notes[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ The descendancy of Howe from Edmund Rice is as follows: Edmund Rice (1594-1663); Edward Rice (1622-1712); Benjamin Rice (1666-1748); Rachel Rice (1703-1782); Asa Howe (1733- ?); Capt. Abraham Howe (1770-1848); Samuel Howe (1800-1864); Simon Herbert Howe (1835-1911).[8]
Citations
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Albert Nelson Marquis, ed. (1909), Who's Who in New England, First Edition, Chicago, Illinois: A. N. Marquis & Company, p. 508. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Bigelow, Ella A. (1910), Historical Reminiscences of the early times in Marlborough, Massachusetts: and Prominent Events from 1860 to 1910, Including Brief Allusions to Many Individuals and an Account of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town, Marlborough, Massachusetts: Times Pub. Co., p. 330. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: A Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Issued for the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Boston, MA: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 527. 
  4. ^ a b c d Bigelow, Ella A. (1910), Historical Reminiscences of the early times in Marlborough, Massachusetts: and Prominent Events from 1860 to 1910, Including Brief Allusions to Many Individuals and an Account of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town, Marlborough, Massachusetts: Times Pub. Co., p. 169. 
  5. ^ a b c d Bigelow, Ella A. (1910), Historical Reminiscences of the early times in Marlborough, Massachusetts: and Prominent Events from 1860 to 1910, Including Brief Allusions to Many Individuals and an Account of the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town, Marlborough, Massachusetts: Times Pub. Co., p. 22. 
  6. ^ Edmund Rice (1638) Association. Descendants of Edmund Rice to the 9th Generation- CD-ROM 2012
  7. ^ "Who was Edmund Rice?". The Edmund Rice (1638) Association, Inc. Retrieved 26 Jan 2013. 
  8. ^ p.360 In: Ray Lowther Ellis (ed.), 1970. A Genealogical Register of Edmund Rice Descendants. Edmund Rice (1638) Association and The Charles E. Tuttle Company, Rutland, Vermont.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Board of Selectmen
1st Mayor of Marlborough, Massachusetts
January 5, 1891 – January 1892
Succeeded by
George A. Howe