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      Albion S. Howe, general manager of the Central Eureka Mining and Milling Company, at Sutter Creek, is a mining engineer of marked ability and an accomplishment, having served on large projects in various countries, and in his present position is contributing in large measure to the success of his company.  Born in Blackstone, Worcester County, Massachusetts, on the 30th of December, 1860, he is a son of J. H. and Emily (Spaulding) Howe, both of whom were representatives of old New England families.  When he was quite young his father died and his mother passed away while residing in the west.

      A. S. Howe received his early education in the public and high schools of Massachusetts, later attended the State University of Iowa, and then prepared for his life work as a mining engineer at the Colorado School of Mines, at Golden, Colorado.  He worked at various occupations, paying his own way through school and college, and when seventeen years of age was a member of a surveying crew engaged in railroad construction.  After receiving his degree as a mining engineer, Mr. Howe went to Central America in 1910 and there followed his profession, as he did also at later periods in Cuba, Mexico, New Zealand and Alaska.  During this time he had charge of many large projects and became interested in a large copper mine in Cuba.  Mr. Howe has done much work along his professional line around the Bay district of San Francisco, having been in charge of the construction of the Mt. Tamaulipas Railroad, a large pier at San Francisco and various waterworks and other public utility plants, some important work being done at Mazatlan, Mexico.  He came to Amador County as general manager of the Central Eureka Mining Company in 1917 and has here added to his already high reputation as an efficient and dependable engineer.

      Mr. Howe was united in marriage to Miss Ella Lamphier, a native of Oregon, and they are the parents of a son, Albion L., who has taken up aviation, which he is studying in all of its phases.  Mr. Howe supports the Republican Party and is numbered among his community’s substantial and influential citizens.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3, Pages 41-42. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

© 2010  Gerald Iaquinta.



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