Howard Fithian Ware (1858 – 1923)

”WARE, Howard Fithian, loans and real estate; born at Bridgeton, N. J., November 25, 1858; son of Edwin M. and Lucy (Topham) Ware; educated in public schools of Bridgeton and at West Jersey Academy, Bridgeton: married at St. Paul, Minn., August 20, 1891. to Clara M. Wilson. Began business career at Bridgeton as merchant. Came to St. Paul in 1887 and in July of that year entered the employ of E. W. Peet & Co.; mortgage loans and insurance; in April, 1888, formed a co-partnership with Major B. F. Wright under the firm name of B. F. Wright & Company, in the same line of business, and October 1, 1894, went into business with his father under the firm name of E. M. & H. F. Ware, mortgage loans, insurance, real estate and care of property, in which business he is now engaged. Independent Democrat. Member of Minnesota Society of New York. Presbyterian. Mason. Club: Minnesota. Office: 312313 National German-American Bank Bldg. Residence: 561 Laurel Av., Flat No. 2, St. Paul.”

Source:  The Book of Minnesotans, by Albert Nelson Marquis, A.N. Marquis and Co., Chicago, 1907, pages 533-4

“HOWARD FITHIAN WARE, who was enrolled as an annual member of September 22, 1916, was born in Brdigeton, New Jersey, on November 25, 1858, and died at his home in St. Paul on June 28, 1923.  He removed to Minnesota in 1888, settling in St. Paul, and during thirty-five years he was engaged in the real estate business in that city. ”

Source:  Biennial Report – Minnesota Historical Society, Vols. 18-23, Published by the Society, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1915, page 46

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