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columnist , educator

Louise Howe Bailey, American columnist, educator. Named Western North Carolina Historian of the Year, 1997.


Bailey, Louise Howe was born on July 6, 1915 in Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of William Bell White Howe and Elizabeth Anderson Glasgow.


AB, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1936. Postgraduate, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1938. Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Columbia University, New York City, 1940.


Teacher Edgefield Public School, South Carolina, 1937—1939. Supervisor library science Winthrop College, Rock Hill, 1940—1944. Speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (newspaper) Along the Ridges, The Times-News, since 1967, From Rock Hill to Connemara - The Story Before Carl Sandburg, 2006, Along the Ridges, Go Home wi' Me, Draw up a Chair, St. John in the Wilderness - 1836, Fifty Years with the Vagabonds, Generations of Excellence: History of Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospial, Remembering Henderson County. Co-author: Hendersonville and Henderson County: A Pictorial History (Religious Bood award North Carolina Society Historians, 1995).


Board directors Henderson County Public Library. Trustee Blue Ridge Community College Foundation, History Flat Rock. Member committee Hendersonville's sesquicentennail celebration.

Board visitors Kanuga Episcopal Conference Center. Lay reader St. John in Wilderness Episcopal Church, Flat Rock. Member of National League American Penwomen, Delta Kappa Gama (honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, writing.


Married Joseph Peden Bailey, September 16, 1945 (deceased). Children: Joseph P. Junior, William Howe(deceased), Robert Woodward.

William Bell White Howe

Elizabeth Anderson Glasgow

Joseph Peden Bailey

Joseph P. Junior Bailey

William Howe Bailey (deceased)

Robert Woodward Bailey