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Huntington (Howard Edwards) Family Photographs
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Description
A collection of portraits and snapshots centered around the family of Howard Edwards Huntington, the son of railroad magnate Henry Edwards Huntington (1850-1927).
Background
Howard Edwards Huntington (1876-1922) was born in St. Albans, West Virginia, one of four children of Henry Edwards Huntington and his first wife, Mary Alice Prentice Huntington. He started working in 1894, at age 18, in the engineering department of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. After six years, he decided to go to college, and was accepted at Harvard University. He later became an executive in the Los Angeles Railway Company and the Pacific Electric Railway Company. Howard Huntington married Leslie Thayer Green (1880-1962) in Berkeley, California in 1905, and they had six children: Elizabeth "Liz" (born 1906), Margaret (born 1908), Harriet (born 1910), Howard Edwards Huntington Jr. (born 1913), Leslie Alice (born 1916), and Henry Edwards "Ted" Huntington II (born 1921). The family lived in San Marino and then in the Oak Knoll area of Pasadena. Howard Huntington died of cancer in 1922, at age 46, in Pasadena. His widow, Leslie Thayer Green Huntington, married James R. Brehm in 1924.
Extent
1.17 Linear Feet (80 photographs, 2 pieces of ephemera)
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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