The Caddo Herald
May 22, 1914
Mrs. P. W. Howe is home from an extended visit to Texas much improved in health.
June 12, 1914
P. W. Howe Died Tuesday Night
At the Baptist Sanitarium in Dallas Texas Tuesday night at 10 o’clock P. W. Howe of Caddo died suddenly of heart failure. The remains were brought to Caddo Wednesday night and will be buried in Caddo Cemetery this Friday morning at 10 o’clock.
Mr. Howe had gone to Dallas to have Mrs. Howe treated in the Sanitarium, himself in perfect health, when he was taken with a stroke while on the street, being rushed to the Sanitarium; but all efforts to arouse and revive him were futile.
Mr. Howe at the time of his death was president of the Caddo National Bank, a director in the Southern Surety Co. and had many other large financial interests at Caddo and Denison. He leaves a wife and five children Mrs. Tim Turnbull, Miss Mary Howe, Patty (?), Parker (?), and baby Helen (? difficult to read) all living in Caddo.
Mr. Howe was a public spirited citizen. His ___ appears upon every subscription ___ that meant the building up of Caddo or her interests; he was a booster for his home town and for his friends whom he numbered by his acquaintances. He was a loving husband, an indulgent father, big hearted, generous and kind. Everybody liked his hearty manner, his cheerful optimism, they liked his public spirit.
Everybody liked Pat.
Mr. Howe came to Caddo about six years ago from Denison and Dallas, casting his lot with this people, bringing his investments with him and his family. They rapidly made friends, his business prospered, and his individuality has impressed itself on almost every public institution in town.
Mr. Howe was prominent in Masonic circles, being a 32nd Mason, Knight Templar, and Shriner.
At this writing the announcement is made that the funeral will be held at 10 o’clock Friday morning, interment in Caddo Cemetery.
Today Caddo is bowed in grief.
A good citizen and a public spirited town builder is gone.
His name is Pat Howe; his friends are legion; the mark of his enterprise in Caddo. He came here six years ago, and inspired our citizens with the idea of a bigger, better, cleaner and more progressive Caddo. He led out on every public enterprise; he boosted his town; he boosted his friends; where he profited also did the town profit. His public business naturally put him in touch with things of public natures. If it was to build waterworks, he was there with his talk and his money. If it was to build a Corn Carnival he was there with his advice, his money and his push. If it was good roads, he was there with his money, his time and his experience. No good enterprise did he fail to help.
While Pat Howe is gone, the spirit with which he inspired Caddo still lives. He pointed the way and Caddo has followed. All honor to such a public spirit.
To his family and relatives The Herald extends its deepest condolence; we assure them of the esteem in which he was held by his fellow men; of the mark he has made in the circle of his acquaintance and activity.
Funeral of P. W. Howe
This (Friday) morning at ten o’clock, from the family residence on West Buffalo Street, the funeral of P. W. Howe will be held. The services will be held at the home and interment in Caddo Cemetery conducted by Father Wiersma of Durant, Father Deeney of Denison, Father Campbell of Gainesville, and Father Vernimont of Denton, with the full Catholic ceremonies.
The body was brought from Dallas Thursday morning on the Limited and has remained at the home where hundreds of friends called yesterday to pay respect to the dead.
Mrs. Ellen Howe of Denison, mother of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Howe, brother, E. C. Howe, brother, Mrs. M. J. Sweeny, sister; Mrs. Genevieve Sweeny, cousin of Denison; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Ekstrom of Okmulgee; Mrs. Ed Finn of Fort Worth; M. Sweeny of Dallas, relatives of deceased arrived Thursday morning.
The Denison Herald of Wednesday says:
Not only to members of the family, but to friends whose name is legion there comes a feeling of sadness that Pat Howe, as he was known to friends and associates is no more. Years ago while engaged in business in Denison there were few men who had wider acquaintance, and expressions of regret were heard throughout the city when it became known of his untimely death.
P. W. Howe was born in Jefferson City. Mo. on February 28, 1862, moving to Kansas and later coming to Denison, where he was a resident for many years. His first marriage was to Miss Mary Duffey of Denison; by this union __ and ___ ( can't read) were born; Mrs. Tim Turnbull and Miss Mary Howe of Caddo, Okla. His second marriage was to Ella Pothre, who survives him with his children P. W. Howe, Jr. and Helen.
The Durant Weekly News
June 19, 1914
The death of P. W. Howe of Caddo last week cast a spell of gloom over that community, the demise coming unexpectedly, making the shock felt the more. “Pat” Howe, as he was familiarly called, was a power in the upbuilding of Caddo and Bryan County and he will be missed greatly in future events. The importance of a man to a community is largely gauged by how badly he is missed when he is gone.