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Howell Family Reunion at Bushkill Park (1918)

The ninth annual reunion of the Howell family was held at Bushkill Park on Saturday. The day proved to be an ideal one for the occasion. The clans gathered around a large table to enjoy a bounteous dinner gathered from near and far. For dessert, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Paragallo, of Rutherford, N.J., treated the clans to watermelon, and the Howell Brothers, of Kunkletown, treated them to ice cream. At the close of the dinner the business meeting was held.
Because of the death of the president, Captain Theodore H. Howell, the meeting was called to order by the secretary, the Rev. Joseph Howell, and Joseph A. Howell, of Easton, son of the late president, was elected temporary chairman. After a neat speech of acceptance, the chairman called on Edmund D. Howell, of Kunkletown, for prayer.
The election of officers followed. Captain Theodore H. Howell, who had held the honorable position of president since the organization of the reunion, having departed this life March 6, 1918, as a tribute to his memory his son, Joseph A. Howell, of Easton, was elected to succeed him.
The Rev. Joseph Howell, of Easton, was re-elected Secretary and Treasurer; Washington and Edmund Howell, of Kunkletown, and Frederick Paragello, of Rutherford, N.J., were elected a committee on sports.
The time for the annual reunion was changed from the second Saturday in September to the last Saturday in July. The place was also changed to Oakland Park. The treasurer reported a balance of $11.01 in the treasury.
A minute on the death of the late Captain Howell, prepared by the secretary, was read, and on motion was ordered spread on the minutes. Old friendships were renewed, and new ones formed. Several games of ball were indulged in, and other amusements.
The Morning Call, Friday, September 13, 1918, p. 13.

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Family Reunions: Howell (1914)

The fourth annual reunion of the Howell family was held at Bushkill Park on Saturday afternoon, and though the number in attendance was smaller than usual, on account of the inclement and threatening weather, yet the reunion was most enthusiastic and enjoyable. At the business meeting, Captain Theodore Howell, of Siegfried, the oldest living member of the family, was re-elected President, and the Rev. Joseph Howell, of South Side, Easton, was elected secretary. An executive committee was appointed, consisting of the Rev. Joseph Howell, Joseph Howell f Phillipsburg, and Miss Anna Brakeley, of Bordentown, N.J., to arrange to secure a badge bearing the Howell coat of arms and to secure a banner for future reunions. Joseph Howell, of Phillipsburg, presided, in the absence of the president.
Addresses were made by Miss Anna Brakeley, of Bordentown, N.J.; Mrs. Oscar Boyer, of Belvidere, N.J.; Miss Helen Howell, of Elmira, N.Y. O.C. DeWitt, of Easton; Joseph Howell, of Phillipsburg; Richard F. Howell, of East Bangor; Miss Elizabeth Draey, of Phillipsburg; and the Rev. Joseph Howell, of Easton.
The next meeting will be held on the second Saturday of September, 1915, at Bushkill Park. After the meeting the family enjoyed a picnic dinner.
From Allentown Democrat, September 3, 1914, p. 7.

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