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Thomas Howes

Male 1859 - 1949  (89 years)


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  • Name Thomas Howes  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 21 Nov 1859  Back Park, Daisy Hill, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1860  Daisy Hill Diggings, Talbot, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Death 17 Jan 1896  [1
    Occupation Between 1902 and 1910  [8
    Councillor, Indigo Division, Chiltern Shire 
    Occupation Bef 1912  [8
    President, Chiltern, Rutherglen and Indigo branch, Australian Mine Employees Association 
    Occupation 1913 
    Treasurer, Federated Mine Employees' Association 
    Occupation 20 Mar 1914 
    President, Victoria branch, Federated Mining Employees' Association 
    • The Federal Standard, Friday, March 20, 1914 p3 c1

      Saturdays "Herald" writes: - Mr Howes of Chiltern was re-elected president of the Victorian branch of the Federated Mining Employees’ Association at the annual meeting which was held at Daylesford. Mr Howes has been mining in various parts of Victoria for about 30 years, principally in the Chiltern and Rutherglen district where he had been president of the local branch for 10 consecutive years. He was elected a member of the Mining Board in 1901, and held the position until the abolition of the board last year. He was elected to the Chiltern Shire council in 1908, was president in 1912, and is still a member of the council. Last year he was elected organiser for Victoria, and travelled through the State. He is of opinion that there is every prospect of a revival in the mining industry, as there is plenty of auriferous country to be opened up yet, particularly in Gippsland. He is confident that the Government could not do better then pursue a vigorous policy in connection with grants to prospectors and syndicates. A fine photograph of Cr Howes was also printed in the same issue.
    Residence Sep 1918  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 6 Aug 1919  [7
    Farmer 
    Residence 6 Aug 1919  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1949 
    Miner 
    Residence 1949  Scotchman's Lead, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Death 15 Feb 1949  [2
    Age: 89y 
    Died 15 Feb 1949  Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • From The Federal Standard, Friday, February 18, 1949 p1 c3 - OBITUARY - EX-CR THOMAS HOWES

      It is with deep and sincere regret that we have to record the death of one of Chiltern’s best and most loveable citizens in the person of Mr. Thomas Howes, of Black Dog Creek, which took place in Rutherglen Bush Nursing Hospital at 7.30 on Tuesday morning after about a fortnight’s illness. The late Mr. Tom Howes was born at Back Creek, Talbot, at the time of the gold rush on November 21, 1859. He was thus 89 years of age. He came to Chiltern about the year 1882, and engaged in mining pursuits at the Chiltern Valley No. 1 mine for several years. After leaving that company, he was interested in a number of co-operative mining ventures in the vicinity of the Valley. Acquiring land on the Black Dog Creek he relinquished mining many years ago, and turned his attention to farming and dairying. He was elected a councillor for the Chiltern Riding of the Shire of Chiltern in January 1910, filling a vacancy caused by the death of the late Charles Martin. During his term of office he occupied the presidential chair on numerous occasions. He resigned in August last after over 38 ½ years of good and faithful service. He was progressive and energetic, and carried out the position of councillor without fear or favour, and gained for himself the respect and admiration of his colleagues and all who knew him.

      Deceased was a man of outstanding personality, and his infectious good humour and affability drew about him a very large circle of truly sincere friends. As a public speaker right up until he retired from public life he had no superior in the district, and we can recall not so long ago Mr. J. McEwen, M.H.R., marvelling at his fluency.

      His splendid citizenship showed him every ready to put the welfare of the people before his own personal affairs, and when the shire was on the verge of being wiped out he got together a deputation and visited Melbourne in order to keep the Chiltern Shire in existence by obtaining additional territory. He became a member, and a leading one, of practically everything promoted for the benefit of the town. For years he occupied the presidency of the Chiltern Football Club with distinction, and also filled the position of timekeeper and delegate to the league. For some considerable time he was president of the Chiltern and District Football League. He was chairman of the Chiltern and District Schools Excursion Committee, which at one time, had excursions to various district towns as well as to the city. It was he who became the president of the first “Back to Chiltern” movement in 1922, a position he again held in 1938. Other positions he held were – A member of the Chiltern Shire School Board of Advice; a member of the Board of Management of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Chiltern; Park Improvement Committee chairman
    Buried 16 Feb 1949  Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Florence, Thomas, John Gordon Howes HS
    Florence, Thomas, John Gordon Howes HS
    Person ID I79989  ONS
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2015 

    Father John Howes,   b. Abt Jan 1830, Ipswich, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1905, Gipps Ward, Hospital, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Mother Christina Stewart,   b. 11 Mar 1836, Paisley, Renfrewshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1905, 212 Abbotsford Street, Hotham, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1855  Methodist Mission, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 6
    Witness 4 Oct 1855  [4
    Elizabeth Hamilton 
    Witness 4 Oct 1855  [4
    Frederick Munday 
    Family ID F22749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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  [8
    • 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  [8
    Paul Pringle 
    Witness 16 Aug 1883  [8
    Robert Scown 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Harriet Howes,   b. 1886,   d. 5 Dec 1961, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +2. John Gordon Howes,   b. Abt 1889, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1970  (Age ~ 81 years)
     3. William Pinkerton Howes,   b. Abt Jan 1892, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1918, Somme, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 26 years)
     4. Thomas Ecken Howes,   b. 25 Apr 1896, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 1 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F22752  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1883 - Talbot, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Aug 1883 - Black Dog Creek, Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1918 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Aug 1919 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 16 Feb 1949 - Chiltern, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1403] Beverley-Anne Rodan.

    2. [S275] Gravestone.

    3. [S810] Electoral Roll.

    4. [S1766] Belinda Toniolo.

    5. [S458] Death report - son.

    6. [S511] Birth record - son.

    7. [S812] Military service record - son.

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