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John Gordon Howes

Male Abt 1889 - 1970  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name John Gordon Howes  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1889  Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 11 Sep 1903  Geelong North, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Telegraph Messenger 
    Occupation 27 Sep 1907  Maffra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Junior Postal Assistant 
    Court case 21 Dec 1911  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John was brought up before magistrates to answer a charge of being on licensed premises on a Sunday. Charges were withdrawn during the hearing.
    Residence 1915  Koroit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 16 Jul 1919  Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1933  [3
    Postal official 
    • see report on parents' golden wedding
    Residence 1933  Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • see report on parents' golden wedding
    Occupation 4 Jul 1939  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Postmaster 
    Residence 4 Jul 1939  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1949  [2
    Postmaster 
    Residence 1949  Post Office, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death 17 May 1970  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 81y 
    Died 17 May 1970  [1
    Age: 80y 
    Buried 19 May 1970  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Alice Anne John Gordon Howes HS
    Alice Anne John Gordon Howes HS
    Person ID I95422  ONS
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2015 

    Father Thomas Howes,   b. 21 Nov 1859, Back Park, Daisy Hill, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1949, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Florence Nightingale Pinkerton,   b. Abt 1862,   d. 7 Feb 1941, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 1883  Talbot, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 16 Aug 1883  Black Dog Creek, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • From Federal Standard, August 18, 1933:
      GOLDEN WEDDING HOWES -PINKERTON
      A surprise party was tendered Mr and Mrs Thomas Howes of Black Dog Creek, Chiltern, on Wednesday night, the occasion being the 50th anniversary of their wedding day. There was a large assemblage of relatives and friends and a few pleasant hours were whiled away in card playing, speechifying and harmony. Congratulations were extended from all quarters, and telegrams were received from many parts of Victoria and New South Wales. Mr Howes was married at Chiltern, by the Rev Thomas Moorhouse, Church of England Minister, the bride being Miss Florence Pinkerton, daughter of one of the oldest Chiltern identities. Mr Howes is a native of Back Creek, Talbot, and was born there in 1859. He came to Chiltern as a young man and followed the occupation of a miner, being connected with the Phoenix and United Miners’ claims which have good returns at times. Being a man of some ability he was induced to enter public life. He became president of the Chiltern branch of the Amalgamated Miners’ Association and passed through some strenuous times while occupant of the office in connection with differences between the miners and management. For years he has been a councillor and on many occasions filled the positions of president to Chilternshire and at the present time holds the office of chief magistrate of the town. The descendants of the union are Messrs John (postal official at Inglewood) and Thomas (Country Roads Board office, Melbourne), and Mrs Thomas Hayes (Black Dog Creek, Chiltern). One son (William) made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. Both Mr and Mrs Howes were the recipients of a large wedding cake, besides many valuable presents
    Witness 16 Aug 1883  [3
    Paul Pringle 
    Witness 16 Aug 1883  [3
    Robert Scown 
    Family ID F22752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Ann Birthisel,   b. 1895, Kingower, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1961, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1912  St Paul, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Witness 14 Aug 1912  [3
    Florence Mary Scowcroft 
    Witness 14 Aug 1912  [3
    John Baptista Donchi 
    Children 
     1. John Gordon Howes,   b. 10 Jun 1913, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1919, Black Dog Creek, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     2. Elsie May Howes,   b. 1915
     3. William Edward Howes,   b. 1917, Koroit, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1986, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     4. Florence Elizabeth Howes,   b. Abt 1921,   d. 1983  (Age ~ 62 years)
    +5. Ronald Thomas Howes,   b. 30 Oct 1922,   d. 21 Sep 1990  (Age 67 years)
    +6. Kevin Howes,   b. 14 Feb 1927,   d. 13 Mar 2009  (Age 82 years)
     7. Norma Jean Howes,   b. 23 Feb 1929,   d. 5 Jun 2010  (Age 81 years)
    +8. Marlene Howes,   b. 12 Jan 1938,   d. 22 Sep 2002  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2015 21:41:21 
    Family ID F27850  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCourt case - 21 Dec 1911 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Postmaster - 4 Jul 1939 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 4 Jul 1939 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 81y - 17 May 1970 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 May 1970 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S275] Gravestone.

    2. [S810] Electoral Roll.

    3. [S1780] Chiltern Athenaeum Museum, chilternathenaeum.com.au.