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Margaret Howlett ( Susan)

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~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 7 Nov 2012 20:23

Born in 1930s Boston Massachusettes father was a minister of the church. Would love to find her marriage or death to trace her family and thank them for the food parcels and letters sent to us in ww2 1940s. I have been trying for years to no avail. Thank you in anticipation . Elaine.


Sylvia Report 8 Nov 2012 00:51

Hi Elaine
Not sure if this is of any help but found this.
U.S. Census 1940
Howlett Duncan Head age 33 Minister
Howlett Margaret Daughter age 8
Howlett Elizabeth M Mother age 52

Newton Massachusetts



Gins Report 8 Nov 2012 14:17

Hi Elaine

Rev Pastor, First Unitarian Church

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
Name: Duncan Rev Howlett
Residence Year: 1939
Residence Place: New Bedford; Greenough; Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Occupation: Pastor
Publication Title: New Bedford, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1939

Also: Blannch Howlett, of, Sten H286 Union

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
Name: Rv Duncan Howlett
Birth Date: 15 May 1906
Address: RR 01 POB 13, Center Lovell, ME, 04016 (1988)
[RR 1 POB 13, Center Lovell, ME, 04016]
[39 Whitney Gln, Westport, CT, 06880-3700 (1983)]


Gins Report 8 Nov 2012 14:23

Social Security Death Index
Name: Duncan Howlett
Last Residence: 04016 Center Lovell, Oxford, Maine, United States of America
Born: 15 May 1906
Died: 19 May 2003
State (Year) SSN issued: Massachusetts (1955-1956)

The Rev. Dr. Duncan Howlett, minister, author, and more recently, forrester,
died on Monday, May 19, 2003. He was 97 years of age.

Howlett was born on May 15, 1906, in Newton, Massachusetts. He received the
SB. degree from Harvard in 1928, the LLB. Degree in 1931, and in the same
year he was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Following the practice of law
for two years, he returned to Harvard to study religion in 1933, and was
awarded the STB degree with honors in 1936, while serving as Minister of the
Second Church, Unitarian, in Salem, Massachusetts. Dr. Howlett was ordained
to the Unitarian ministry in Salem, Massachusetts, November 17,1935 and
served in Salem until 1938. He served at First Unitarian Church, New
Bedford, Massachusetts (1938-1946), and then moved to First Church in
Boston, Unitarian, where he served for the next twelve years.

In 1958, Howlett was called to All Souls Church, Unitarian, in Washington,
D.C., the position from which he retired in 1968. In May of that year he was
appointed to Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign staff. In addition to
his concern with public affairs during the entire range of his ministry,
Howlett played an active role in Unitarian denominational affairs. Among the
various committees and boards on which he served were those of Beacon Press,
the Unitarian Historical Library, and the Christian Register (the
denominational publication of its day). He was President of the Unitarian
Historical Society; Chairman of the Washington Advisory Committee of the
Unitarian Universalist Association Department of Social Responsibility;
Chairman, D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights;
served on the Executive Committee of the Washington Home Rule Commission;
and was active with the Washington Urban Institute.

Duncan Howlett authored these books: "Man Against the Church"; "The Struggle
Between Religion and Ecclesiasticism"; "The Essenes and Christianity"; "An
Interpretation of the Dead Sea Scrolls"; "The Fourth American Faith"; "No
Greater Love: The James Reeb Story"; "The Critical Way in Religion"; and
"The Fatal Flaw at the Heart of Religious Liberalism".

On retiring from the active parish ministry in 1968, Howlett became deeply
involved in the environmental movement, particularly in the area of
forestry. In Maine he organized and was the first President of the Small
Woodland Owners Association (SWOAM). The conservation of natural resources
emphasizing the responsible management of woodland on the part of citizen
forest owners became for him a "second career."

Howlett is survived by his wife, Carolyn Chance Howlett; his children, Susan<<<is this Margaret?
Hasty of Portland, Maine; Albert Howlett of Falls Church, Virginia; Richard
Howlett of Burke, Virginia; and Carolyn H. Korth of Center Lovell, Maine.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Messages of
remembrance may be sent in care of:

Mr. Albert D. Howlett
302 Great Falls Street
Falls Church, VA 22046

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 7, 2003, at
Old Town Farm, Eastman Hill Road, Center Lovell, Maine. The Rev. David
Fisher will officiate. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to:

The Duncan Howlett Fund
Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine (SWOAM)
153 Hospital Street
P. O. Box 836
Augusta, ME 04332


Gins Report 8 Nov 2012 14:25

Yes, Susan is ineed Margaret as it states here

Lewiston Sun Journal
Founder of woodlot organization dies
By Gail Geraghty
Staff Writer Duncan Howlett, founder of the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine, died May 19 at age 97.A minister, doctor of philosophy, author and social justice activist during the 1960s, Howlett died satisfied he had accomplished all he wanted to accomplish in life, his granddaughter, Carrie Korth, said Thursday."It was his time. He held on long enough to see my brother and I come home from college," she said.Korth said her grandfather, who remained active up until the end, was especially pleased her family planned to preserve the 900-acre "forest park" he created over the years by buying up contiguous lots around his Eastman Hill Road farmhouse."Grampa's left behind a huge legacy, and it's definitely something we want to continue," said Korth, whose brother, William, is majoring in forestry and wildlife ecology at the University of Maine.Korth's mother, Lynn, who lives across the street from Howlett, has owned all the land for several years. The farm and around 35 acres have been passed on to Howlett's wife, Carolyn, a resident of the Fryeburg Health Center for the past eight years.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 7 at the family home, once the old Town Farm, which the Howletts purchased 35 years ago after Howlett retired from a career as a Unitarian minister at the All Souls Church in Washington, D.C.At a January talk at the local Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library about his 1966 book, "No Greater Love: The James Reeb Story," Howlett said it was still painful for him to recall how Reeb, his assistant minister, was killed by white extremists after a civil rights march in Selma, Ala.In those years highlights of his sermons were reported regularly in the Washington Post, which often sent a reporter to cover them. He served as chairman of the D.C. Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and served on the executive committee of the Washington Home Rule Committee. He led his parishioners down 16th Street to join in the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963.Prior to coming to All Souls Church, he served Unitarian congregations in Salem, New Bedford and Boston, Mass.He continued his writing and occasional preaching until the end of his life.He was working on a sermon titled "Can Democracy Survive in the Age of Terrorism?"He amassed a large personal library, which he donated to several universities. In the summer of 1939, with the Unitarian Service Committee, he assisted refugees fleeing from Poland.Howlett founded SWOAM in 1976 and was its first president.Paris resident Al Soule, a good friend of Howlett's during those early SWOAM days, recalled Howlett as a "real sharp guy" who was a forward thinker, always one step ahead in supervising the organization's growth and vision."He made it a real unit of woodland owners," said Soule. Just five years ago, at a 25th anniversary gathering of SWOAM members at his home, "Duncan fired everybody up again" about the importance of responsible woodlot ownership to the future of the Maine woods."He always said we need to leave our land better than we found it," Soule said.Korth said her brother plans to introduce more wildlife into Howlett's land. Korth is majoring in business, and hopes to help her parents manage aspects of the woodlot business.Howlett was born in Newton, Mass. He was a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Law School, and Harvard Divinity School with honors. He received honorary doctorate degrees from Emerson College in 1957 in Boston, Mass., and Meadville Theological Seminary at the University of Chicago in 1958.

Besides his wife and daughter Carolyn, Howlett is survived by another daughter, Margaret (Susan) Howlett Hasty of Portland; two sons, Albert Howlett of Falls Church, Va., and Richard Howlett of Burke, Va.; a sister, Edith Helen Howlett of Quincy, Mass.; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.Memorial contributions may be made to the Duncan Howlett Fund, SWOAM, 153 Hospital St., P.O. Box 836, Augusta, ME 04332.


Gins Report 8 Nov 2012 16:20

The Reverend Dr. Richard S. Hasty died on Saturday, November 25, 2000 after
a brief battle with cancer. He was 72
years of age.

Dr. Hasty was born in Dover, New Hampshire on September 12, 1928. He
received an A.B. from the University of New Hampshire in 1950, an S.T.B.
from Harvard University in 1956, and a D. Min. from Andover Newton
Theological School in 1989. Dr. Hasty served congregations in Fall River,
Duxbury and Springfield, Massachusetts; Portland, Maine; Cincinnati and
Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan, and Peoria, Illinois. In 1998 the
Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield in Springfield,
Massachusetts named him Emeritus Minister.

Following his retirement in 1998
he was Visiting Minister for the Brisbane Unitarian Universalist
Congregation in Queensland, Australia and, most recently, was Visiting
Minister at Capital Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Victoria, British

Dr. Hasty is survived by his life partner, Richard T. Lincoln of Alton Bay,
New Hampshire; his children, Margaret Lawrence (Laurie) Hasty of Falmouth,
Maine, Christopher Spencer Hasty of London, England, and Victoria Merritt
Hasty of Kona, Hawaii; his former wife of 32 years Margaret S. Howlett Hasty
of Portland, Maine and six grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at The First Parish in Portland, Maine,
Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress Street, Portland, Maine on Saturday,
December 9, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. and at the Unitarian Universalist Society of
Greater Springfield, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, Massachusetts on
Sunday, December 10 at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend William Leggett will preside
in Portland and the Reverend Georgeanne Greene will preside in Springfield.

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 8 Nov 2012 20:27

So sorry I had a glitch with computer and had to ge my son to sort it. My goodness you have been busy and you have hit on the correct Magaret. Margaret said in her letters we received that she preffered to be called Susan. I must digest all the info you have provided and then see if I can get in touch with any of her family, (any ideas very welcome) :-D Elaine.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Nov 2012 20:52

How about this?

"Margaret Howlett Hasty was born in 1932. Margaret currently lives in Yarmouth, Maine. Before that, Margaret lived in Portland, ME from 1986 to 2007. Before that, Margaret lived in Portland, ME in 2006. "

from, but not sure if you have to subscribe or at least create an account to view contact details. is always a good starting point, as well as googling the person's name.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Nov 2012 20:57

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They all give contact details

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 8 Nov 2012 20:59

Oh thanks, I am really going to try my best to get in touch. I wanted to when my mum was alive but no computers then. I really feel I must let her know how much we enjoyed her letters and my one abiding memory is of a bar of floating soap sent in one of their parcels. I will let you know how I get on. :-D :-D Elaine.

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 8 Nov 2012 21:55

Ye! I had just found it as well. Wonderful now I will send a letter and ask if she has an email ad. That would be more immediate than lots of mailing and neither of us has lots of time left. My gratitude to you all is beyond measure. I will keep you informed of my progress.Elaine. :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D


Gins Report 8 Nov 2012 22:10


It might be a good idea to remove addess details of a posible living person

Thats why I PMd Elaine, sensative details

Sorry, I should have mentioned this and maybe Elaine could have too, I have had no acknowledgment, from Elaine?

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 9 Nov 2012 10:42

Sorry Gins I am not receiving emails son sorted one glitch and now this, I will ring him pronto and will look in my messages too.Computers can be a godsend but why do they play up at the wrong time. Let you know when I get it sorted. :-|

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 10 Nov 2012 21:19

Hopefully sorted. Sent a letter today to Margaret can't wait for a reply. Elaine :-D