Sport: The Howes & Squash

First family of U.S. women's squash is the House of Howe. The dynasty began almost from the moment that the first clubs admitted women to their courts. When Boston's Union Boat Club organized the first-ever women's state tournament, the winner was Mrs. William F. Howe Jr. The wife of a prosperous Boston stockbroker and Yale athlete, Margaret Howe proceeded to take the national championship in 1929, 1932 and 1934, after mothering twin daughters named Betty and Peggy. As soon as Betty and Peggy got their growth and found time to give squash their full...

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