File# FF057 Howard, Thomas P.

Record number 57

Institution name Robbinsdale Historical Society
Object number FF057
Number of parts 2
Distinguishing features Photos; Miscelleneous Artifact

Object name and title
Object category Family Files
Object name Howard
Title Howard, Thomas P.

Notes Unknown club pin for a Mrs. Thomas Howard, assigning a
Minnesota Club Delegate

Physical description
Description One original photo and a name tag

Inscriptions and markings
Inscription / marking (House exterior) Tom Howard’s home

Object history
Recently added is a photo of the Tom Howard
family home, located at 41st and Quail.

Name 1
Date 2013-12-21
Time 08:27:08
Dataset collect>intern

Name 1
Date 2014-06-30
Time 10:38:34
Dataset collect>intern
Name 1
Date 2014-04-01
Time 19:06:49
Dataset collect>intern




EXTRACTED FROM: History of Minneapolis, Gateway to the Northwest;
Chicago-Minneapolis, The S J Clarke Publishing Co, 1923; Edited by: Rev.
Marion Daniel Shutter, D.D., LL.D.; Volume I – Shutter (Historical);
volume II – Biographical; volume III – Biographical

THOMAS P. HOWARD – Vol III, pg 667-668

Thomas P. Howard is well known in the business circles of Robbinsdale as
treas­urer and manager of the Howard Lumber Company. He is also actively
connected with many other important projects which have figured in the
upbuilding and material development of his county and state. He was born in
Mauston, Wisconsin, in 1883, a son of Thomas and Mary (Kelly) Howard, natives of that state and both deceased. In the acquirement of his preliminary education Thomas P. Howard attended the public schools of his birthplace and in due time enrolled in the Polytechnic Business College at San Francisco, California. Upon the completion of his education he entered the lumber business, for which he has shown much aptitude. Removing to Anoka, Minnesota, he followed his determination to learn the business from the ground up and for several years held various positions with the M. J. Scanlon Lumber Company, becoming thoroughly familiar with every phase of the business and later became bookkeeper for the firm. He was thus employed for five years, at the termination of which time he became treasurer of the East
Minnesota Lumber Company at Anoka, which important position he held for eleven
years, and when that company was succeeded by the Geib-Carl Lumber Company of
Anoka, he came to Robbinsdale and organized the Howard Lumber Company, of which
he was sole owner. This company was incorporated on the 15th of July, 1922, for
one hundred thousand dollars and Mr. Howard was made treasurer and manager. He
is a progressive and energetic man, well fitted to discharge the many duties
devolving upon him and he is held in high confidence and esteem by all who know
him. Aside from the lumber business he organized the Security State Bank of
Robbinsdale and for many years has been its chief executive. It is one of the
most reliable banking institutions in the county. At Champlin, on the 24th of June, 1907, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Howard to Miss Alma R. Kimball, a daughter of A. S. Kimball, who conducts a general mercantile store at Champlin. The Kimballs are one of this state’s oldest families. Mrs. Howard is a woman of much personal charm and she takes a prominent part in
the club and social affairs of this community. Mr. Howard is a stanch republican and very active in party affairs. He has been president of the city council for the past three years and was councilman for one year previous. He is a director of the Robbinsdale Commercial Club and his public spirit is a stimulus and inspiration, for he has contributed much to the growth and development of the city, county and state. Fraternally he is a member
of Minneapolis Lodge, No. 44, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Modern Woodmen of America, and is also a member of the Hoo Hoos. He is a consistent communicant of the Catholic church and a zealous worker in its behalf.