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Anita Bertha Howes

Female 1904 - 2000  (96 years)


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  • Name Anita Bertha Howes  [1, 2
    Birth Abt 1904  Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Birth Abt 1904  Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Abt Mar 1904  Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Birth Mar 1904  Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Born 18 Mar 1904  Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Birth 18 Mar 1904  [6
    Birth 18 Mar 1905  Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 23 Jul 1908  Seattle, King, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ship: "Kaga Maru" from Yokohama
    Residence 1 Jun 1911  1940 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1 Jan 1920  Mendocino Street, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1938  Lancaster, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death 2000  [1
    • age 96
    Name Anita B Howes  [3
    Name Anita Bertha Dewette  [4
    Name Anita Howes  [5
    Died 21 May 2000  Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried 16 Mar 2001  Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 East Florence Avenue, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Notes 
    • Although name is stated to be Howes, it appears that she is a step-child - confirmed by email from Christopher Howes, as follows:
      Anita's father was Samuel (I'm pretty sure), last name Kuhn. He was a Hungarian businessman who ran an export business in Shanghai.
      However, Anita was told that because he was Jewish her mother's family had the wedding annulled.(Though in research Anita couldn't find proof that the wedding ever took place.) Sometime I believe in the 70's she found out that she had a half brother, might have even been 2, that wanted to meet her. But she never did. And I have no additional information on them.

      The family ran a hotel business in Yokohama. (I had the name and address at one point on a business card, but I fear that got lost in moving.) They refused contact with her father. As I understand it, there were serious family problems with Anita being Jewish and apparently they wouldn't allow contact with Samuel. So Sophia took her and emigrated to Vancouver, where she apparently met Earl. At some point the Japaneese government seized the hotel business. After World War 2 the government attempted to make reparations for that. But Sophia declined it and requested it be used towards the rebuilding of the country.
    Person ID I31528  ONS
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2017 

    Father Samuel Henry Kuhn,   d. Not known Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sophia Ann Barbara Dewette,   b. 10 Oct 1880, 49 Coleshill Buildings, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Inglewood Park Cemetery, 720 East Florence Avenue, Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Jan 1903  Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F10063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George William Cunningham,   d. Not known Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 14 Nov 1927  Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2014 21:29:22 
    Family ID F10064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Fred Bertram Hambly, jr,   b. 23 Oct 1912, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1996, Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 1940  [1
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2016 03:16:11 
    Family ID F32209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Nov 1927 - Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 May 2000 - Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Sources 
    1. [S705] Christopher Howes.

    2. [S1624] Passport application - mother.

    3. [S140] 1920 census - US.

    4. [S242] Ancestry.com Immigration records, www.ancestry.com.

    5. [S432] 1911 census - Canada.

    6. [S707] Inglewood Park Cemetery, http://www.inglewoodparkcemetery.org.

    7. [S1653] WestEndVancouver website, WestEndVancouver.wordpress.com.