Henry S. P. Howard, son of George the Architect

Henry S.P. Howard at the beach

Henry S.P. Howard (1899-1968) with one of his two terriers.  One dog was named Scotch, the other Soda.  Image courtesy: Howard Family Collection

The sole surviving son of George and Antoinette Schmiedell Howard, Henry Schmiedell Poett Howard lived a privileged life.

Thrice married—the first time to a Belgian countess, the second time to the former Mrs. Ogden Chapple and the third time to San Mateo schoolteacher Leta Woods—Henry Howard died in May 1968 at the age of 69.


Henry S.P. Howard and his first wife on an ocean liner

Henry S.P. Howard relaxes on an ocean liner with his first wife, a Belgian countess.  Image courtesy: Howard Family Collection

His death notice mentioned that he had suffered a heart attack the previous December that “had limited his activity as an avid horseman and yachtsman.”

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