Source: North Manchester Journal, February 26, 1880

Mr. W.A. Hower has removed his Barber Shop from the basement under the postoffice to the room east of Floyd & Waddell's millinery store. He has whitewashed and refurnished the rooms, and has the neatest shop to be found, where his old customers may find him, and others that want first-class work done.

Source: North Manchester Journal, April 26, 1888

W.H. Hower has moved his barber shop from Walnut street into the basement under the Lawrence National Bank where he has fitted up a handsome and complete shop. His furniture is all new and of elegant patterns from a Chicago house and makes a very attractive appearance. Will is a good barber and when wanting work done give him a call.