Hoadley, Howland (1867-after 1922)

Howland Hoadley was a reporter who lived at 1076 Denman Street in 1908.

He was born on July 2, 1867 in or near New York City. His father was Russell Hotchkiss Hoadley (1834-1891), an exporter and banker in New York City; Howland’s mother was Alice Howland Wesson (1844-1919).

Howland attended Yale University, where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He graduated in 1889. The next year, he went to Valparaiso, Chile, where he stayed for over a year, and worked for Graham, Rowe & Co. In December 1891, he went back to New York for a few months. Then he went to Australia to start a business for himself. In August 1893, in Sydney, Australia, he was married to Theresa Adele Suter, who was a daughter of Otto Suter, of Melbourne. Soon afterwards, Howland went to set up a business in Melbourne.

On October 10, 1906, in Victoria, British Columbia, describing himself as a bachelor, Howland married Elyzabeth Maude Smith. She was born in Toronto, Ontario, about 1880. Her father was William Smith; her mother was Margaret.

In March 1908, Howland published a short story called “To Expense – A Widow,” in Westward Ho! Magazine. In May 1908, he published a travel article called “Vancouver’s Playground,” also in Westward Ho! Magazine.

It appears that Howland and Elizabeth were in Vancouver for only a short time. By 1910, they were living in Portland, Oregon. From 1918 to 1922, they were living at the Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. Howland was working with the U.S. army air force. In the 1920 U.S. census, Howland and Elizabeth were in the District of Columbia. In 1922, they went to California for an indefinite stay. No further information is available for Howland and Elizabeth.


“Pedigree Resource File”, database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/S11P-H83 : accessed 2013-08-09), entry for Howland Hoadley.

The Hoadley genealogy : a history of the descendants of William Hoadley of Branford, Connecticut together with some account of other families of the name (1894), by Francis Bacon Trowbridge, New Haven, Conn.: Printed for the author by Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, https://archive.org/stream/hoadleygenealogy00introw#page/129/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/hoadleygenealogy00introw#page/130/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/hoadleygenealogy00introw#page/131/mode/1up

Howland Hoadley, Rootsweb, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=billjim&id=I26077

Hall, Henry, ed., America’s Successful Men, Published by: The New York Tribune, New York NY, 1895, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nettimae/hoadley/hoadbios.txt

RUSSELL HOTCHKISS HOADLEY, exporter and banker, a native of New York, born Aug. 19, 1834, died at his home on West 49th street, June 9, 1891. David Hoadley, his father, an old-time merchant, here originated and was for many years president of The Panama Railway. Mr. Hoadley received a fair education at Betts Boarding School. In 1853, he went abroad for two years travel, joined the Seventh Regiment on his return, became by promotion major of the regiment, and served on Gen. Spicer’s staff during the riots in this city. Having inherited ability, he engaged in the South American trade in 1859, and in 1860 formed the partnership of Handy & Hoadley. Mr. Handy retired in 1865, when Hoadley, Eno & Co. succeeded. In 1869 the firm dissolved, after a successful career, during which they had transacted an immense business. Hoadley & Co. then succeeded, and carried on a banking and general commission business, with branches in New Orleans and Greytown, Nicaragua. He was a trustee of The Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co., The St. Joseph Lead Co., and The Hanover Fire Insurance Co. He amassed a large fortune, and withal enjoyed the reputation of being a man of integrity and generosity, as well as of great business ability. He was prominent in St. Thomas’s Episcopal Church, and a member of the Union, Union League, Riding, and many country clubs. In May, 1863, he married Alice, daughter of David Wesson and sister of one of Mr. Hoadley’s partners. Their children are Edith Howland, Russell Hotchkiss, and Charles Wesson Hoadley.

Russell Hotchkiss Hoadley, Find A Grave, Birth: 1837; Death: Jun. 9, 1891; Son of David Hoadley; Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery; Bronx; Bronx County; New York, USA; http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102913164

New York Times – Aug 5, 1919, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F00810FC3C5C147A93C7A91783D85F4D8185F9: “HOADLEY.-Alice Howland Hoadley, widow of Russell H. Hoadley, at her residence, 925 Park Ave. Funeral private, Wednesday morning, Aug.6, at St. James’s Church.”

New York Tribune, August 5, 1919, page 6, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030214/1919-08-05/ed-1/seq-6/#date1=1836&index=3&rows=20&words=Hoadley+HOADLEY+Howland&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=%22howland+hoadley%22&y=-221&x=-1103&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1

“United States Census, 1870,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MND7-58G : accessed 05 Nov 2013), Howland Headly in household of Russell H Headly, New Jersey, United States; citing p. , family 383, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552351.

“United States Census, 1880,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZXS-77K : accessed 25 May 2012), Howland Hoadley in household of Russell Hoadley, New York, New York, New York.

City and Suburban News, New York Times, June 20, 1885, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F30917F83A5C15738DDDA90A94DE405B8584F0D3: list of passengers on White Star steamship Adriatic, sailing for Liverpool, including Howland Hoadley.

City and Suburban News, New York Times, September 20, 1886, http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=F5061EFC355410738DDDA90A94D1405B8684F0D3, list of passengers on White Star steamship Republic, arriving from Liverpool, including Howland Hoadley.

Yale Fall Sports, Harvard Crimson, October 9, 1888, no writer attributed, http://www.thecrimson.com/article/1888/10/9/yale-fall-sports-yales-fall-games/?print=1: Howland Hoadley, class of 1889, was a marshal at the Yale fall games.

Yale Class of ’89, Triennial and Sexennial, by Charles Hitchcock and Yale University,





New York Herald, Wednesday, February 28, 1894, page 10, column 6: “Home with an Australian Bride: Mr. Howland Hoadley, who has been away from New York for more than two years, is visiting his mother, Mrs. Russell H. Hoadley, of No. 11 West Forty-ninth street. Mr. Hoadley is accompanied by his bride, who was the eldest daughter of Mr. Otto Suter, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Their marriage took place in August last, at St. Stephen’s Church, Sydney, N.S.W., the Rev. Dr. Langley officiating.”: http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper%2014/New%20York%20NY%20Herald/New%20York%20NY%20Herald%201894/New%20York%20NY%20Herald%201894%20-%201272.pdf

New South Wales, Marriages, Howland Hoadley, http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/IndexSearch?form=IndexingSearch&cgiurl=%2Fcgi-bin%2FIndex%2FIndexingMarriage.cgi&event=marriages&sname=hoadley&gname=howland&fname=&mname=&frange=1788&trange=1959&place=&x=-737&y=-103&SessionID=25076269: 1115/1893; HOADLEY, HOWLAND; SUTOR, THERESA A; SYDNEY; 4146/1899; HOADLEY, HOWLAND; SUTOR, THERESE A; PETERSHAM

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSVY-KLS : accessed 05 Nov 2013), Howland Hoodly, ED 490 Borough of Manhattan (incl. Bellevue Hospital) New York City Ward 20, New York County, New York, United States; citing sheet 12B, family , NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241104.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSVY-KLS : accessed 25 May 2012), Howland Hoodly, New York City, New York, New York.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZC-D4M : accessed 25 May 2012), Howland Hoadley and Elyzabeth Maude Smith, 1906.

British Columbia Marriage Registrations, Registration Number: 1906-09-014458, Howland Hoadley and Elyzabeth Maude Smith, http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=1a1964f1-8043-4cc3-be18-d07ee9abe407.

Howland Hoadley, “To Expense – A Widow,” Westward Ho! Magazine, March 1908, page 71, http://issuu.com/showbc/docs/westward_ho_-_british_columbia_magazine_1908_march.

Howland Hoadley, “Vancouver’s Playground,” Westward Ho! Magazine, May 1908, page 12; http://issuu.com/showbc/docs/westward_ho_-_british_columbia_magazine_1908_may_v.

“United States Census, 1910,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MLBS-K4D : accessed 25 May 2012), Howland Hoadley in household of Margarett E Thomas, Portland Ward 2, Multnomah, Oregon.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MNLT-72T : accessed 25 May 2012), Howland Hoadly,

Washington Times, June 22, 1922, page 17, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84026749/1922-06-22/ed-1/seq-17/#date1=1836&index=0&rows=20&words=Hoadley+Howland&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=%22howland+hoadley%22&y=-221&x=-1103&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1: “Mr. and Mrs. Howland Hoadley, of New York, who have made their home at Wardman Park Hotel for the last five years are leaving for California for an indefinite stay. Mr. Hoadley during his residence in Washington has held an important position in the air services of the army.”

Wardman Park Hotel, Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriott_Wardman_Park


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