L. M. Howe, Apparatus Manufacturer, Dead
Lewis M. Howe, President of the Howe Fire Apparatus Company, and a pioneer in the manufacture of motorized fire apparatus, died at the age of sixty-seven, following a week’s illness from pneumonia.
He was born in Syracuse, N. Y., June 29, 1864. The family moved to Indianapolis where Benjamin Howe, three sons and a daughter organized the Howe Pump and Engine Company. In 1921 this company became affiliated with the Buckeye Manufacturing Company. The Howe Fire Apparatus Company organized independently of the Buckeye Company and moved to its present plant in North Anderson. Ind.
Mr. Howe is survived by his widow, two daughters, four sons, eleven grandchildren, and a brother, P. G. Howe of Anderson, who is Secretary and Treasurer of the company.