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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph E. Howe (1879-1952)

Professor.

Born in New Brunswick in 1879, grandson of Joseph Howe, he received a BA degree from Acadia University and an MA degree from Yale University. He taught at Brandon College (circa 1921) and Acadia University before coming to the University of Manitoba in 1921 and spending 22 years teaching in the Department of History. He retired in 1943. He and wife Annie Starr Chipman (1879-1967) had four daughters: Marguerite Howe (1910-?, wife of Bob Schoenberger), Frances Mary Starr Howe (1915-1991, wife of Donald Norman McMullen), Margaret Evangeline Botsford Howe (1917-2013, wife of Harold E. Kummen), and Evelyn Howe (?-?, wife of Noel Frizell). He served as President of the Maritime Provinces Association and United Empire Loyalists. He died at Wolfville, Nova Scotia on 22 September 1952 and was buried at Chipman Corners, Nova Scotia.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Howe House (72 Chestnut Street, Winnipeg)

Sources:

1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

“University notes,” Winnipeg Tribune, 3 January 1929, page 7.

Marriage registration [Frances Mary Starr Howe, Donald Norman McMullen], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Retires,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 April 1943, page 13.

“Kummen-Howe bridal held in Toronto church Friday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 1943, page 10.

“Former U of M professor dies in Nova Scotia,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 September 1952, page 7.

Obituary [Annie Starr Chipman Howe], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 1967, page 29.

Frances Mary Starr McMullen, MyHeritage.

Obituary [Margaret Evangeline Kummen], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 2013.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 July 2022

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