Howell and Emma Warner Pierce ~ The Second Couple to be Superintendent and Matron of the Friends Boarding Home
THE 1905 FRIENDS BOARDING HOME TIMELINE & FURTHER INFORMATION
The Miami Gazette, Thursday, September 1, 1938
Mrs. Howell Peirce, who has been matron of the Friend’s Home for the past fifteen years, has retired. Mr. Peirce, acting as superintendent, served with her until his death three years ago. Mrs. Peirce celebrated her eightieth birthday last April. During her long period of service in this community, she has endeared herself not only to her family, as she called the members of the Home, but to the entire community. She possesses one of those charming personalities which enable her to meet people and place them at friendly ease. She radiates vitality which may well be the envy of all. At her last dinner at the Home, Monday evening, a large cake graced the table which bore the inscription, “Fifteen Years of Loving Service”. The ladies of the Home presented her with a beautiful bouquet of mixed flowers. Mrs. Peirce is planning to spend this winter with her son, Raymond, and family of Toledo. Afterwards she will make her home with her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Calvert, at the ancestral home near Selma. Foster and Margaretta Heacock are acting as superintendent and matron of the Home.
- Warner ~ 1879
- Raymond ~ b. 1883
- Bertha E. ~ b. 1891
From Census Records we know that Howell had been a farmer and then a salesman. In 1910 the family was living in Toledo, Ohio.