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Maureen Patricia Howes

Female 1922 - 2016  (94 years)


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  • Name Maureen Patricia Howes  [1, 2
    Born 1 Oct 1922  Skerries, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Maureen Patricia Howes BC
    Maureen Patricia Howes BC
    Gender Female 
    Death 10 Oct 2016  Vineland, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Name Maureen Howes  [3
    Name Maurine Patricia Howes  [4
    Died 10 Oct 2016  St Catherines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I115996  ONS
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2018 

    Father Henry Austin Howes,   b. 27 Mar 1892, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1958, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Maria Marguerita Guthrie Cooke,   b. 22 Sep 1892, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1959, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1916  St Brendan, Birr, Offaly, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Henry Austin Howes
Maria Marguerita Guthrie Cooke
    Henry Austin Howes Maria Marguerita Guthrie Cooke
    MC
    Witness 23 Aug 1916  [5
    Annie M Hill 
    Witness 23 Aug 1916  [5
    Frederick George Guthrie 
    Notes 
    • Note that someone has ruled a line and crossed out Howes on the marriage certificate

      Biographical note from Bill Howes
      Henry Austin Howes was born on March 27, 1892, in Agra, India, the second son of William Robert Howes, who was then the Regimental Sergeant-Major, a Warrant Officer in the Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion. He married Maria Marguerita Gutherie Cooke in Wellington, India on August 23, 1919.

      He enlisted as a private soldier in the Leinster Regiment, 1st Battalion, and was decorated with the Military Medal with the rank of Sergeant during WWI. Apparently he shot an officer in the foot when the officer froze and refused to lead his men out of the trenches when ordered to do so. Sgt. Howes then led the men out of the trenches on an attack and was awarded the medal for this. It is probable that the officer was considered wounded in battle. According to the Army List of 1918, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on October 11, 1917, and to Lieutenant on April 11, 1919. He was a Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion when the Officers of the 1st Battalion were photographed with HRH the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) at Fort St. George in Madras on January 16, 1922. He was a Lieutenant according to the Army List of July, 1922, but is said to have retired as a Captain when the Regiment was disbanded in March of 1922.

      He emigrated to Canada, leaving on July 19, 1924 leaving the Tail of the Bank* to board the White Star Liner the Doric, and clearing immigration in Quebec City on July 26, 1924 with his son, Henry Desmond Howes. His wife, Maria Marguerita Howes (nee Gutherie Cooke) arrived in Montreal a month later on August 24, 1924 with her son William Maurice Howes and her daughter Mauren Patricia Howes. On arrival, the family initially stayed with his sister, Elsie Spence, in Strathmore, Quebec.

      He worked for the Bell Telephone Company from his arrival in Canada until his retirement when he was a manager in charge of planning future cable needs for Toronto. He retired shortly before his death in Toronto on July 30, 1958. He is buried in Toronto’s Mount Hope Cemetery (Section 4, Plot 317).

      *The Tail of the Bank is the name given to the anchorage in the upper Firth of Clyde immediately North of Greenock and Gourock. This area of the Firth gets its name from the sandbar immediately to its East which marks the entrance to the Estuary of the River Clyde. The Tail of the Bank was a significant point of embarkation for many travelers, especially emigrants, to Canada and the United States of America. Steamships of the Cunard Line en route from Liverpool to New York City regularly called at Tail of the Bank to pick up additional passengers.
    Family ID F30013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Last Modified 21 Nov 2016 21:35:05 
    Family ID F34934  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Oct 1922 - Skerries, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 10 Oct 2016 - Vineland, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Oct 2016 - St Catherines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S570] Toronto Star, 2016 Oct 13.

    2. [S11] Birth cert.

    3. [S1445] Death report - sister-in-law.

    4. [S1899] Bill Howes.

    5. [S50] Marriage cert.