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.
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