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Accession #Faculty Staff Boxes: Howe, Francis O.
TopicHowe, Francis O.,
KeywordsFaculty/Staff, ,
TitleHowe, Francis O.
SubtitleFaculty/Staff
LocationFaculty/Staff Boxes 46-48
CitationHowe, Francis O., Faculty Staff Boxes: Howe, Francis O., Archives and Church of the Brethren Collection, Funderburg Library, Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana.
AccessResearchers are responsible for determining copyright status of archived materials where this is relevant to their intended use of the materials.
ProvenanceOffice of the President, Jo Young Switzer - gift of Dick Teets
Scope and Content

"Ending the Vacuum on Vacuum Baits," November 1997 issues of "The National Fishing Lure Collectors Club Magazine," Vol. 7, No. 2, extensive article on the incorporation of Francis O. Howe,  Charles W. Olinger and Jonas W. Warvel of North Manchester, Indiana into The Vacuum Bait Company


Magazine with article: "The National Fishing Lure Collectors Club Magazine," Volume 23, No. 2 - pgs. 34 and 35, "King of the Air, King of the Surface Lures," by Gary Smith. [gift to President Jo Young Switzer from Dick Teets].




Date of AccessionUnknown
Bio History Note

Francis was the second son of first College President David Howe and David's first wife, Delilah.  Francis (Frank) was an instrumental music teacher at Manchester College 1899-1900.  Frank was also the Inventor/founder of the Howe Vacuum Bait Company.  The obituary states:

In 1894 when under the direction of Miss Maude Quivey, he became greatly interested in music, and that was his life work, many of the young people of this vicinity getting their musical instruction and inspiration from him, he giving them a fatherly interest and care.......

One of his brothers in speaking of Frank, said: Some men are builders of steel; others are strong on finance; some love the gift of speech, but there was a man whose soul was touched by music, the language of the soul."

Frank's obituary can be found in the David Howe materials (see MC General File, Faculty/Staff, Howe, David). 

An obituary for Frank's wife (Irma), a brother (Earl), Earl's wife (Clara), Frank's son (Robert Bruce), daughter-in-law (Mrs. Robert Bruce Howe [Emma Jane]), can be found in the David Howe materials as well.

 

Francis Howe: See MC2009/100a, b to help understand why Francis Howe might have left the College.

See also:

Frank's obituary can be found in the David Howe materials (see MC General File, Faculty/Staff, Howe, David). 

An obituary for Frank's wife (Irma), a brother (Earl), Earl's wife (Clara), Frank's son (Robert Bruce), daughter-in-law (Mrs. Robert Bruce Howe [Emma Jane]), can be found in the David Howe materials as well.

 

Francis Howe: See MC2009/100a, b to help understand why Francis Howe might have left the College.


Dick Teets is a new board member [as of Spring 2014] who collects historic lures.

Archivist Note

Dr. William Eberly has done extensive research on Francis Howe and The Vacuum Bait Company.

 


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