H.B. Willower H.B. Willower, manager of the Bessemer Gas Engine Company, of Lima, was born in Auglaize County, Ohio, in 1877, but has resided in Lima since his fourth year, his father, C. A. Willower, having located here at that time. C.A. Willower is the efficient manager of the Willower Grocery Company and is one of the influential businessmen of Lima. The first employment in which our subject engaged was with the grocery firm of Watson & Company, for whom he worked four years. He then accepted the position of foreman of the L. E. & W. freight house in Lima and retained that position about eight years. In June, 1901, he accepted the office of assistant manager of The Bessemer Gas Engine Company and when, in the fall of the same year, A. A. Little, the manager, was transferred to Western territory, Mr. Willower was made manager of the company and has shown that he is well qualified for the place. He is also interested in a number of the leading industries of the city, being connected with the manufacture of gas pumps. Mr. Willower was married December 18, 1903, to Helen Eleanore Whistler, daughter of Mrs. L.E. Whisler, of Lima, and a lady of pleasing personality and a favorite in Lima society. They are attendants of the Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church, to which they are liberal contributors both of their time and means. Mr. Willower is a member of the Knights of Pythias.