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Name: HOWITT, Harry Doyle

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Birth Date: 25 Oct 1894 Grantham

Death Date: 15 Dec 1947 Nairobi

First Date: 1908

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Nottingham 1922 Patricia Ann Philbin b. 11 Oct 1895 Ballinvilla, Co. Mayo. d. Birmingham

Children: Mary Louise (Ford) (26 Sep 1923 Chipping Norton-28 June 2007 Winchester); Harry Doyle (1927 Grantham); Patricia Ann (15 Feb 1935 Nairobi-3 Sep 2019 Toowoomba, Australia); Evelyn Una (20 Apr 1937-12 June 1972 Glasgow)

Book Reference: Playne

General Information:

Playne - 'The Leader' - founded on the remains of the fallen 'Star', was the project of Mr Thomas Raynes, a prominent citizen of the Nairobi community, who acquired the whole of the essential stock and machinery of the defunct journal. The first intention of that gentleman was to send to England for a capable editor; but at the psychological moment he was informed of the arrival at Mombasa of Mr Alexander Davis, and experienced South African journalist and the editor-in-chief of the 'African Review' of London. A correspondence ensued, resulting in the engagement of Mr Davis as managing editor. Mr Davis brought out the first number of the 'Leader' on May 23, 1908, and the journal instantly enjoyed public favour. The enterprise was formed into a company, under the title of the Caxton Printing and Publishing Company Ltd., with Mr Thomas Raynes as managing director; Messrs Stephen Ellis, Dr. Hannigan, D. Cooper, and H. Howitt, directors; and Mr S.C. Fischat, secretary. Later Mr A. Raynes joined the firm as business manager.
Gazette 27 Jan 1948 probate for Harry Doyle Howitt of Nairobi who d, Nairobi 15 Dec 1947
FindaGrave Harry Doyle Howitt BIRTH 25 Oct 1894 DEATH 15 Dec 1947 (aged 53) BURIAL Saint Austin Cemetery Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya 

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