Howard Shoup in his early teens in Clarion County. Photo taken about 1915.
Howard Shoup was born 6 April 1902 in St. Petersburg, Clarion County, PA, to Charlie Shoup and Elizabeth Stubble Shoup. He lived there until the early 1920's then went into the army and served in the Hawaiian Islands for 3 years.
He began writing Leona Fulkerson in Texas during this time and married her in 1925. He remained in Texas for the rest of his life but always missed his childhood home.
Submitted by Sherry Givens Ohern, granddaughter of Howard and Leona Fulkerson Shoup