Howard, Paul (1881-1932)

Paul Howard was an immigration officer who lived at 1888 Georgia Street in 1912 and 1913.

Paul Howard was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on June 21, 1881. He died on September 24, 1932.

Paul’s Parents

Paul was the third son of Rice Meredith Howard, a lawyer who was born about 1849 in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Dr. Henry Howard and Charlotte Alicia Meredith.

Macdonnell and Howard - Barristers - Winnipeg - The Canadian Legal Directory: A Guide to the Bench and Bar of the Dominion of Canada, ed. Henry J. Morgan, Toronto, Carswell, 1878, http://archive.org/stream/cihm_08693#page/n334/mode/1up.

Macdonnell and Howard – Barristers – Winnipeg – The Canadian Legal Directory: A Guide to the Bench and Bar of the Dominion of Canada, ed. Henry J. Morgan, Toronto, Carswell, 1878, http://archive.org/stream/cihm_08693#page/n334/mode/1up.

Rice Meredith Howard married Louisa Wynyard Hurd on August 4, 1876, in St. Peter’s Church, Toronto, Ontario. Louisa was born in Toronto, Ontario around 1854.

Rice Meredith Howard died on January 17, 1887, in Winnipeg. Louisa appears to have died in Blean district, Kent, England in 1937.

Paul Howard 

In 1911, Paul Howard was living in Mrs. Allan S. Geddes’s lodging house at 962 Howe Street in Vancouver. Paul first appeared under his own name in the Vancouver directories in 1912: he was an inspector of immigration, and he was living at 1888 Georgia Street, along with his mother. Paul was still at 1888 Georgia Street in 1913.

On August 23, 1913, at St. Paul’s Church in Vancouver, Paul married Marion Agnes Haynes. She was born in London, England about 1875. Her father was William Holland Haynes.

In 1914, Paul was the assistant controller of Chinese immigration, and he was living at 1785 Davie Street. In 1915, he was an assistant immigration agent for the Dominion Government, and he was living at 1502 Georgia Street.

On September 22, 1915, Paul enlisted as a private in the Canadian Expeditionary Force in the First World War; he gave his address as 636 Thurlow Street. He joined the 121st Overseas Battalion. Marion was living at 3, San Remo, The Lawns, Brighton, England.

Paul became a lieutenant, and served in Canada, England and France with the 121st Overseas Battalion, the 16th Reserve Battalion, and the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles. He had a difficult time during the war, and developed “nervous debility.” Eventually on June 29, 1918, he was struck of strength as being medically unfit.

He died in 1932, possibly in Cardiff, Wales. In 1933, Marion was living at 73 Cathedral Street in Cardiff. Paul’s mother, Louisa, was living at North View, Queen’s Road, Tankerton, Kent.

Paul and Marion may have had a daughter born in Vancouver, Canada between 1914 and 1918.

Brothers of Paul Howard

Rice and Louisa had at three children besides Paul.

Louis Meredith Howard

Louis Meredith Howard was born about 1877 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He became a lieutenant colonel in the United Kingdom’s 15th (Service) Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. On July 1, 1916, he was wounded during the battle of the Somme. He died from his wounds on July 2, 1916, and he was buried in Ovilliers Military Cemetery in France.

Rice W. Howard

Rice W. Howard was born about 1879 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Sedley Richmond (or Robert) Howard

Sedley Howard was born on May 26, 1884, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He was living in England with his mother in 1891 and 1911. He was a merchant navy seaman in the United Kingdom during the First World War.

Sources 

Rice Meredith Howard

Memorable Manitobans: Rice Meredith Howard (c1849-1887), http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/howard_rm.shtml

Captain Rice Meredith Howard, FamilySearch Community Trees, http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I121971&tree=Nixon

Louisa Wynyard Hurd

“Ontario Census, 1861,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQ7B-5WJ : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Louisa Hurd, 1861.

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M43R-8T2 : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Louisa Hurd, St Partick’s Ward, West Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMJ9-69N : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Rice Meredith Howard and Louisa Wynyard Hurd, 1876.

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVD1-K4G : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Louise W. Howard in household of Rice M. Howard, Winnipeg, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QDDW-PZM : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Louisa W Howard, 1891.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XW2C-SXT : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Louisa Wynyard Howard, 1911.

FreeBMD, Louisa W. Howard, September quarter, 1937, Age 86, Blean District, Kent, Volume 2a, page 1151, http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/districts.pl?r=174614709&d=bmd_1375741217

Paul Howard

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QDD4-GN2 : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Paul Howard, 1891.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia / Vancouver / 11 Vancouver City / page 50,

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZV-3XF : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Paul Howard and Marion Agnes Haynes, 1913.

Paul Howard, Soldiers of the First World War – Canadian Expeditionary Force, Regimental number: 760301, Date of birth: June 21, 1881, Attestation paper (front): http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc007/404962a.gif; Attestation paper (back): http://data2.archives.ca/cef/gpc007/404962b.gif; Digitized file: 4543-39.pdf: http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/cef/4001-5000/4543-39.pdf

FreeBMD Deaths: Paul Howard, September quarter, 1932, Age 51, Cardiff district, Wales, Volume 11a, page 387.

Louis Meredith Howard

Marriage registration,  Vol 2a, p. 803. The Times, Tuesday, Apr 20, 1909; pg. 1; Issue 38938; col A:

“HOWARD : BATTYE.–On the 3rd April, at St. Mary’s Church, Wimbleton, by the Rev. E.W. Moore, Captain Louis Meredith Howard, Natal Forces (retired), son of the late Rice Meredith Howard, D.C.L., Barrister and Registrar of the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Naomi Wycliffe, younger daughter of the late Major Legh Richmond Battye, 5th Gurkha Rifles.”

Lieutenant Colonel Louis Meredith Howard, http://www.leeds-pals.com/soldiers/louis-meredith-howard

Howard, Louis Meredith, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/545896/HOWARD,%20LOUIS%20MEREDITH

Louis Meredith Howard, FamilySearch Community Trees, http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I121970&tree=Nixon

Visitation of England and Wales (1893), Joseph Jackson Howard and Frederick Arthur Crisp, London England, privately printed, 1920, additions and corrections, page iv, http://archive.org/stream/visitationofengl20howa#page/n245/mode/1up

“Battye, Vol. 5, page 10: Naomi Wycliffe, youngest daughter of Lieut.-Colonel Legh Richmond Batte, and widow of Lieut.-Colonel Louis Meredith Howard, was married 2ndly at St. Mary’s, Wimbledon, co. Surrey, 20 December 1918, to Richard Loftus Fortier, Lieutenant-Commander Royal Naval Reserve, eledest son of L.M. Fortier of The Gables, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.”

Rice W. Howard

“Canada Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVD1-K45 : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Rice W. Howard in household of Rice M. Howard, Winnipeg, Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QDD4-Z2M : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Rice W Howard, 1891.

Sedley Richmond Howard

Manitoba Birth Registrations, Registration Number: 1884-005488, born May 26, 1884, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mother: Louis [sic] Hurd.

England and Wales Census, 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X7V4-6LK : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Sedley Robert Howard, 1911.

“United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KC7Y-ZT1 : accessed 23 Aug 2013), Sedley Richmond Howard,

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