Name: Ernest Draper Howard
From: The Oakland Tribune,
Date: Wednesday, July 20, 1960
Ernest Draper Howard, well-known San Francisco insurance broker and civic leader, was killed when struck by a car late last night at California and Baker streets.
Howard, 51, was crossing California street at the crosswalk when struck by a car driven by Dr. Harold W. Ray, 28, a medical officer assigned to the Veterans Hospital at Fort Miley. Ray told the police he did not see the pedestrian until it was too late.
Howard was thrown 45 feet through the air and never regained consciousness. A passenger in Dr. Ray's car, Dr. William Kiblinger, 28, attempted emergency treatment at the scene and also in the ambulance but Howard was dead on arrival at Central Emergency Hospital.
Howard lived at 155 San Anselmo Ave., and had his insurance offices at 315 Montgomery St. He is survived by his wife, Muriel, and two children, Pennsy, 13, and Bartlett, 12.
He had been heading San Francisco's Chilean Relief Committee and had long been active in civic affairs, working as a member of the Library and Public Welfare Commissions. He was a University of California graduate and saw action the battleship Pennsylvania during World War II.