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Howe, AaronRef 429-678
[1806-1885] Born in Greetland [24th March 1806].

He was a blacksmith [1861, 1871].

On 1st April 1830, he married Sarah Wilson [1809-1882] at Elland Parish Church.


Sarah was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Mary Ann [12th February 1832-1st December 1903] who was a worsted waste sorter [1861], a cloth burler [1871]
  2. Deliah [1834-1913] who was a worsted waste sorter [1861], a woollen warper [1871], & married John Fox
  3. Humphrey
  4. Alfred
  5. Ruth [29th September 1840-5th June 1906] who was a worsted warper [1861], a woollen warper [1871]
  6. Matilda [1842-1909] who was a cotton piecer [1861], & married Samuel Robinson
  7. Sarah Ellen [1845-1924] who was a cotton piecer [1861], & married Jonathan Mitchell
  8. Elizabeth [1847-1912] who was a worsted spinner [1861], & married Ralph Bottomley [1848-1924]
  9. Jane [b 1850]
  10. Joseph
  11. Hannah [1853-3rd October 1914]

They lived at Lindwell, Greetland [1861, 1871, 1981].

Aaron died 21st January 1885.

Sarah died 7th May 1882.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: K18]

Howe, AlfredRef 429-701
[1838-1917] Of Greetland.

Son of Aaron Howe.

He was a wool sorter [1851] / a cotton waste dealer [1881] / a shoddy dealer [1891] / a wool & shoddy [1901, 1911].

In [Q1] 1860, he married Ruth Kitchen [1838-1913] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Greetland.

She had a daughter: Mary Ellen Kitchen [b 1849] who was a woollen weaver [1881]

 

Children:

  1. Frederick [b 1851] who was an assistant school master [1881]
  2. Maggie Osbourne [1865-20th April 1913] who was a waste sorter [1891]
  3. Alice who died 3rd November 1870 (aged 2 years & 2 months) 
  4. Emma [1871-2nd August 1946] who was a worsted winder [1891], & married Joe Crossley
  5. Janet [b 1875] who was a pupil-teacher [1891]
  6. Fanny Beatrice [b 1877] who was a waste sorter [1891], & married Matthew Crossley
  7. Edith Annie [1879-4th December 1894]

The family lived at

  • Clay House Mill, Hollings Row, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]
  • Middle Ellistones, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Cheapside, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Briscoe Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • Cheapside, Elland-cum-Greetland [1901]
  • 123 Rochdale Road, Greetland [1911]

Ruth died 19th July 1913 (aged 75).

Alfred died 18th June 1917 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: M12]

Howe, Alfred WilsonRef 429-1380
[1896-1917] Son of John Howe.

He was a warp twister in weaving department [1911].

He lived in Stainland.

Around 1914, he and his family left Halifax for Canada.

During World War I, he served as a Lance Corporal with the 27th Battalion Canadian Infantry / Canadian Expeditionary Force.

He went to the Western Front, and was wounded [early 1916] and hospitalised in Halifax [until 20th November 1916]. He returned to his Battalion [6th December 1916].

He was killed [10th April 1917] (aged 21).

His photograph appears with a report of his death in the Halifax Courier [7th July 1917].

He is (possibly) remembered on the Vimy Memorial, France, and on the Memorial at Providence Congregational Church, Stainland

Howe, AquillaRef 429-4044
[1854-1???] Or Acquilla.

Born in Greetland.

He was a cotton twiner [1881].

In 1879, he married Fanny, daughter of George Marshall.

Children:

  1. George Herbert [b 1880]

The family lived at 5 Exley Bank, Halifax [1881].

Living with them [in 1881] were mother-in-law Susannah Marshall [aged 70] (housekeeper) and sister-in-law Susannah Marshall (cotton reeler) 

Howe, BenjaminRef 429-3479
[1824-1891] Son of John Howe.

He was a cotton spinner at Victoria Mills, Brighouse. He subsequently ceased cotton spinning and set up in business as a cotton merchant.

His son, John Edward, carried on the business after Benjamin's death

On 18th May 1853, he married Mary Blackburn [1817-1886] at Queen Street, Chapel, Huddersfield.

Children:

  1. John Edward

The family lived at Bradford Road, Brighouse

See United Methodist Free Church, Clifton

Howe, BenjaminRef 429-425
[1836-1904] Born in Rochdale.

He was a farm labourer [1869].

In 1869, he married Harriot Widdop in Halifax.


Harriot was the daughter of
William Widdop
 

Harriot died at Gig Mill Ripponden [1st May 1885]

Howe, DavidRef 429-3368
[1815-18??] Born in Rishworth. He was a cotton doubler.

He married Unknown.

He was widowed by 1881.

Children:

  1. Martha Ann who married William Haigh

The family lived at Leverhills, Soyland [1881]

Howe, ElijahRef 429-831
[1858-1918] Son of John Howe.

Born in Greetland.

He was a woollen piecer [1871] / a cotton twiner & piecer [1881] / a cotton twiner [1901, 1911].

In [Q4] 1883, he married Mary Jane Hamer in Halifax.


Mary Jane was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Edith A. [b 1887] who was a stitcher of horse clothing [1901]
  2. Ethel [b 1889]
They lived at

  • 22 William Street, Staincliffe, Dewsbury [1901]
  • 31 Thorncliffe Road, Staincliffe, Dewsbury [1911]

Elijah died 8th August 1918 (aged 60).

He was buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: O1], with George Birkhead

Howe, EphraimRef 429-4002
[1833-1893] Son of Joseph Howe.

Born in Elland [9th December 1833].

Baptised at Elland Parish Church [30th March 1834].

He was a wool comber [1851] / an engine tenter [1856].

On 18th February 1856, he married (1) Jane Cullen [1838-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Jane, of Halifax, was the daughter of William Cullen, farmer
 

Children:

  1. William born & registered [Q1 1956], died 1st January 1861 (aged 5 years), and was buried with his Howe grandparents at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: J3]


No further records have yet been found to tell us what happened to Jane. Did she die? In childbirth? Did the couple separate?
 

Ephraim (labourer) sailed alone from Liverpool, aboard the Albion, and landed in New York [25th November 1856]

He may have served in the Civil War.

On 4th July 1860, he married (2) Mary Irving [1844-1???] in Pennsylvania.

Children:

  1. Joseph [1861] died when 2 days old
  2. Charlotte [1862-1863]
  3. Susannah / Susan [1864-1932]
  4. triplets George Arthur [1865-1937]
  5. Ephraim [b 1865] died in infancy
  6. Mary [b 1865] died in infancy
  7. Mary Drusilla [b 1867]
  8. Florence / Flora [b 1869]
  9. Gertrude [1871-1876]
  10. Irving [1873-1874]
  11. Percy William [1875-1937]
  12. Charlotte [1876-1885]
  13. Joseph Irving [1878-1952]
  14. Samuel Howard [1880-1941]
  15. Mabel [1882-1945]
  16. Bertha [1883-19??]
  17. Clifford E. [1884-1945]
  18. Albert Herbert [1885-1955]
  19. Lillian Emma [1889-19??]

In 1870, the family are living in Reilly Township, Schuylkilt County, Pennsylvania, USA. Ephraim is an outside labourer.

Although there is no record of his having sailed back to England, an Ephraim Howe (miner), travelling alone, landed in New York [19th February 1877].

In 1880, the family are again living in Reilly Township, Schuylkilt County, Pennsylvania, USA. Ephraim is a labourer.

Ephraim and Mary were (probably) dead by 1900

Howe, ErnestRef 429-830
[1857-1890] Of Greetland.

Son of John Howe.

Born in Greetland [21st November 1857].

He was a farm labourer [1871] / a railway goods porter [1881].

In [Q1] 1887, he married Sarah Hannah Mitchell in Halifax.


Sarah Hannah was the daughter of Joseph Mitchell.

She was a woollen weaver [1901]

 

The family lived at

  • Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1901]
  • 195 Rose Mount, Greetland [1901]

Ernest died 12th January 1890.

Living with the widowed Sarah Hannah [in 1891] was her widowed mother Mary, and [in 1891, 1901, 1911] her brother Benjamin Mitchell.

Sarah died 10th December 1928 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A4] with Benjamin Mitchell

Howe, FredRef 429-H431
[1860-1944]

In [Q3] 1898, he married Elizabeth Drinkwater in Halifax.


Elizabeth was the daughter of
Ephraim Drinkwater
 

Children:

  1. Herbert [b 1894] who was a dyer's labourer [1937]

Fred was dead by 1937.

Elizabeth died at the Sportsman's, Greetland [1937], so she probably took over from her brother Arthur Drinkwater and ran the pub until her death. Probate records show that she left effects valued at £1,515 16/2d to son Herbert.

She was buried at St Thomas's Church, Greetland

Howe, HumphreyRef 429-833
[1836-1894] Son of Aaron Howe.

Born in Greetland.

He was a coal merchant [1871, 1881] / in business as Humphrey Howe & Son, coal & lime merchants.

On 25th December 1857, he married Elizabeth Clegg [1836-1893] at Halifax Parish Church.


Elizabeth was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Thomas Edward [b 1859] who was a cotton spinner [1871], a railway clerk [1881], a commercial traveller [1894]
  2. James Walter [b 1861] who was a cotton spinner [1871], a cart driver [1881], a coal merchant [1894]
  3. Emily J. [b 1865] who was a cotton reeler [1881]
  4. Sarah Ann [b 1871] who was a cotton winder [1891]
  5. Martha E. [b 1873] who was a pinafore maker [1891]
  6. Louisa [b 1875] who was a dress maker [1891]
  7. George Herbert [b 1877] who was a printer's apprentice [1891]
  8. Franklin C. [b 1880]

They lived at

  • Bank Top, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Prospect House, Saddleworth Road, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • North Street, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • Field House, West Vale [1894]

Humphrey died 3rd February 1894.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £636 1/-.

Probate was granted to sons Thomas Edward & James Walter

Howe, JohnRef 429-799
[1830-1908] Of Greetland.

Born in Greetland [20th April 1830].

He was a warehouseman [1871] / a cloth fuller [1881, 1891] / an army cloth miller [1901].

He married (1) Jane [1827-1894].


Jane was born in Greetland [14th May 1827]
 

Children:

  1. Acquilla [b 1854] who was a cotton twiner [1871]
  2. Elijah
  3. Priscilla [b 1860] who was a worsted spinner [1871], a cloth weaver [1881]
  4. Oliver [1862-1st June 1881] who was a cotton pointer [1871], a cotton twiner [1881]
  5. Alice [b 1864] who was a cloth weaver [1881]
  6. Herbert who died 16th August 1865 (aged 3 months) 
  7. Washington [b 1869] who was a wool & waste dealer [1891]
  8. Martha Ellen [1871-16th December 1938] who was a woollen weaver [1901]

Jane died 20th March 1894.

In [Q3] 1897, John married (2) Ruth Drinkwater [1846-19??] in Halifax.


Ruth was born in Farnworth, Lancashire
 

They lived at

  • Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Cross Hills, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Union Street, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • High Street, Greetland [1901]

John died 23rd February 1908.

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: L6]

Howe, JohnRef 429-785
[1831-1894] Of Greetland.

Born in Greetland.

He was a carter [1861] / a farm labourer [1871] / an ag.lab [1881] / a farmer (employer) [1891].

In [Q4] 1852, he married Grace Sutcliffe [1829-1895] in Halifax.


Grace was born in Ripponden
 

Children:

  1. Wilson [1852-24th December 1854]
  2. Alfred [1853-2nd May 1859]
  3. Ernest
  4. Sarah Ann [1861-15th June 1866]

They lived at

  • West Vale [1861]
  • Scholes, Elland-cum-Greetland [1871]
  • Hoults Lane, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881, 1891]

Living with them [in 1871] was sister-in-law Mary Jane Sutcliffe [b 1850]

John died 8th February 1894 (aged 63).

Grace died 11th September 1895 (aged 66).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: M4]

Howe, JohnRef 429-289
[1870-19??] Son of William Howe.

Born in Liverpool.

He was a bricklayer [1901].

In [Q2] 1892, he married Mary Jane Wilson [1871-19??] in West Derby, Liverpool.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1893] who was a woollen cloth weaver [1911], & married Norman Morton
  2. Florence Jane [b 1895]
  3. Alfred Wilson
  4. Joseph [b 1898] who was a woollen mule piecer [1911]
  5. Robert [b 1900]
  6. Mary [b 1902]
  7. Martha [b 1904]
  8. Sarah [b 1906]
  9. John [b 1907]

The family lived at

  • 94 New Ferry Road, New Ferry, Lower Bebington, Wirral, Cheshire [1901]
  • Victoria Cottage, Beestonley Lane, Stainland [1911]
  • 3142 Irma Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] was John's widowed father William Howe [b Bradwell, Derbyshire 1838] (builder's time keeper [1901], farmer [1911]).

In 1911, the family left Halifax for Canada, except for daughter Elizabeth and her husband Norman Morton who stayed behind in Stainland.


The family set sail from Liverpool on the Empress of Britain in August 1911, bound for Quebec.

  • Mrs Howe [aged 40]
  • Florence Howe [aged 17]
  • Alfred Howe [aged 15]
  • Joseph Howe [aged 13]
  • Robert Howe [aged 11]
  • Mary Howe [aged 9]
  • Martha Howe [aged 7]
  • Sarah Howe [aged 5]
  • John Howe [aged 4]
  • Dorothy Howe [infant]
  • William Howe [aged 74]
 

Howe, John Edward BlackburnRef 429-H1670
[1855-1908] Son of Benjamin Howe.

He was a significant figure in the local life of Brighouse

Howe, JosephRef 429-4000
[17??-1???] On 29th December 1784, he married Sarah Wadsworth at Elland Church.

Children:

  1. child
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child
  5. child
  6. child
  7. child
  8. child
  9. child
  10. Joseph
  11. child
  12. child

Howe, JosephRef 429-4001
[1801-1881] Son of Joseph Howe.

Born in Elland.

Baptised 6th December 1801.

He was a blacksmith [1841] / an engine tenter [1851].

On 19th August 1827, he married Charlotte Slater [1805-1883] at St Peter's Church, Leeds.


Charlotte was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Henry Slater (Howe) [bapt 1828] who was a woollen piecener [1841]
  2. Mary Ann who died 4th August 1831 (aged 1 year) & was buried with her parents
  3. William [bapt 1831] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  4. Mary [bapt 1833] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  5. Ephraim
  6. Arthur [bapt 1836] who was a worsted comber (?) [1851]
  7. Susannah [bapt 1838] who was a worsted spinner [1851]
  8. Ann [bapt 1840]
  9. Elizabeth [b 1842]
  10. Samuel [b 1844]

They lived at

  • Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1841]
  • Little Bradley, Elland-cum-Greetland [1851]

Joseph died 25th November 1881 (aged 80).

Charlotte died 26th September 1883 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: J3]

Howe, JosephRef 429-674
[1852-1919] Son of Aaron Howe.

Born in Greetland.

He was a wool sorter [1881, 1891, 1901] / a wool sorter (knitting wool manufacturer) [1911].

In [Q2] 1875, he married Frances Victoria P. Dean [1853-1926] in Halifax.


Frances was born in Greetland
 

Children:

  1. Fred [1876-12th July 1932] who was a worsted spinner [1891], & married Elizabeth
  2. Agnes [1880-15th October 1964] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a cotton winder [1901], & married Charles Crabtree [1874-9th January 1943]
  3. Irvine / Irving [b 1885] who was a mechanical engineer [1901]
  4. Annie [b 1887] who was a cotton winder [1901, 1911], a cotton spinner [1911]

They lived at

  • Lindwell, Elland-cum-Greetland [1881]
  • Cheapside, Elland-cum-Greetland [1891]
  • Pellings Yard, Dean Street, Greetland [1901]
  • 6 Queen Street, Greetland [1911]

Joseph died 13th April 1919 (aged 67).

Frances Victoria died 14th November 1926 (aged 73).

Members of the family were buried at Greetland Methodist Church [Grave Ref: A5]

Howe, RobertRef 429-1110
[1822-1866]

He married (1) Hannah.

Children:

  1. Sarah who died 8th December 1849 (aged 6 years & 9 months) 

He married (2) Ellen.

Children:

  1. James who died 9th June 1857 (aged 11 months) 

The family lived at Northowram [1849].

Robert died 11th March 1866 (aged 44).

He & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 4249]

Howe, WalterRef 429-1443
[1911-1943] Son of Annie & Frank Howe of Rastrick.

In [Q4] 1939, he married Rene Micklethwaite in Calder District.

They lived in Rastrick.

During World War II, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment.

He died 1st August 1943 (aged 32).

He was buried at Catania War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy [Grave Ref IV F 37]

Howe, William HenryRef 429-961
[1891-1917] Son of James Howe, a dyer's labourer, of Halifax Road, Brighouse.

Born in Elland.

He was a dyer's labourer and goods checker at Firth's Carpets in Bailiff Bridge.

On 11th December 1915, he married Louisa Howe Richmond at Lightcliffe Congregational Church.

Children:

  1. Kathleen [b 1916]

The family lived at 117 Thornhills Road, Rastrick [1916].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He died 10th April 1917.

He was buried at Cojeul British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref A 19].

He is remembered on Firth's War Memorial, on Bailiff Bridge War Memorial, and on Rastrick War Memorial

 

 

Howe surnameRef 429-1
There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Howe, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Howe

Marriage 1916

 



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