Harry E Himes

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HARRY E. HIMES, managing editor of the Kittanning Tribune, at Kittanning, was born April 3, 1872, at New Bethlehem, Clarion county, Pa., son of Joseph C. and Margaret (Rutherford) Himes.

Joseph C. Himes was a carpenter and builder, a good, practical business man. His death occurred when he was sixty-two years of age. The family consisted of six children: John R.; Mattie, deceased; Harry E.; W. Ed.; Mabel C. (wife of H. S. Weckerly) and E. Roy.

Harry E. Himes obtained an excellent public school education, attending at New Bethlehem until he was fifteen years old, when he entered the office of the New Bethlehem Vindicator to learn the printer's trade. He was earnest in his desire and continued in that office, advancing step by step, until in 1889 he was master of a useful and profitable trade. In 1890 he became foreman in the office of the Daily Courier, at Du Bois, Pa., where he remained six months, and then worked for one year in the office of the Clarion Democrat, the following three years being identified with the Jeffersonian Democrat at Uniontown, Pa. In 1896 Mr. Himes came to Kittanning as a compositor on the Kittanning Weekly Tribune, and in 1899 became its managing editor, in which position he has brought credit on the journal and won public confidence for himself. The readers of newspapers demand much in these modern days and a large amount of diplomacy, not to mention ability in almost every direction, is a requisite possession of the successful newspaper man. In 1896 the Tribune was incorporated and under Mr. Himes's able management is in a very prosperous condition. It is one of the leading weekly journals of the State.

Mr. Himes was married Jan. 26, 1898, to Huldah King, daughter of J. M. King, of Kittanning. She died Sept. 10, 1903, the mother of three children: Helen W., Harry E., and one that died in infancy. Mr. Himes was married (second) Aug. 25, 1909, to Anna M. Barnett, daughter of Samuel Barnett, of Elderton, Pa. They have one son, Robert T. Mr. and Mrs. Himes are members of the Presbyterian Church. He is a Chapter Mason and belongs to Blue Lodge No. 522, New Bethlehem, and also is prominent in the orders of the Maccabees and Heptasophs, representing the latter order at the Supreme Conclave which was held in 1911 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Source: Pages 447-448, Armstrong County, Pa., Her People, Past and Present, J. H. Beers & Co., 1914
Transcribed September 1998 by James R. Hindman for the Armstrong County Beers Project
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