San Marcial Bee, New Mexico

Henry Hammond Howard, deceased, a journalist and political leader who left the impress of his individuality upon public life in New Mexico, was a resident of San Marcial, Socorro County. His birth occurred near Montreal, Canada, October 22, 1863. He learned the printing trade in early youth and was engaged in newspaper work in Canada and in the eastern part of the United States.

A. T. Hunt, his brother-in-law, established the San Marcial Bee in 1891, conducting it until 1892 or 1893, when Mr. Howard come to New Mexico and purchased the paper. In October, 1904, however, the office was washed away in a flood and he never resumed the publication of the journal. It was about that time that he was taken ill, and his death occurred October 15, 1905. As a journalist and private citizen he exerted a strong influence in political circles, and as the champion of Republican principles advocated his cause through strong argument and well written editorials. He was elected to the last two sessions of the Territorial legislature and his labors were a valued factor in many constructive measures.

Fraternally Mr. Howard was connected with the Odd Fellows, the Ancient Order of United Workmen and the Woodmen of the World. On the 28th of February, 1897, he was married to Dora Winifred Hunt, a daughter of Rev. A. M. Hunt, now of Omaha, Nebraska. For the past eight years Mrs. Howard has been serving as postmistress of San Marcial.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, VolumeI, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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