Howes, Earl Bradford (1881-1941)

E B Howes advertisement - Henderson's Greater Vancouver Directory - 1911 - Part 1 - page 182

E B Howes advertisement – Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory – 1911 – Part 1 – page 182.

 

Earl Bradford Howes was a civil engineer. He lived at 1987 Beach Avenue in 1910, and at 1940 Beach Avenue from 1911 to 1912.

 

Early Life

Earl Bradford Howes was born on March 11, 1881 in Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota. His parents were George Wilmur Howes (1855-1918) and Mary Katherine Bradford (1857-1892).

In 1895 and 1900, Earl was living in Hastings, Minnesota.

Earl was married in Minnesota on May 26, 1906, to Ruth Amanda Polson. Ruth was born on January 31, 1888 in Minnesota.

Ruth later married Harrison (“Harry”) Morton Brownlee, and they lived in Minnesota. Ruth died on April 9, 1956. Harry died on November 6, 1963.

 

To Vancouver

Earl arrived in the Vancouver area by about 1909. On September 1, 1909, he married Sophia Ann Barbara De Wette. She was born on October 10, 1880, in London, England; her parents were Lewis and Ann De Wette. Lewis De Wette was from Belgium; Mrs. De Wette was Scottish.

 

Vancouver Daily World, September 2, 1909, page 5, column 3.

 

In 1910, Earl was living at 1987 Beach Avenue, and he was an engineer with the Great Northern Railway Company.

In 1910, Earl, along with Albert Howard MacNeill and James Henry Kennedy, petitioned the British Columbia Legislature for legislation to incorporate the Penticton Railway Company. The railway was to run from Penticton to near Osoyoos Lake.

 

Penticton Railway Company Incorporation Act, Statutes of British Columbia, 1910, chapter 74; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/hstats/hstatspsl/1579252506 [first portions of the Act].

The railway appears not to have been successful, because the Defunct Railway Companies Act, Statutes of British Columbia, 1926-27, dissolved the company.

 

Defunct Railway Companies Dissolution Act, Statutes of British Columbia, 1926-27, chapter 55; http://www.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/hstats/hstats/630589031 [selected portions].

 

In 1911, Earl was living at 1940 Beach Avenue. He had established a business as a consulting and contracting engineer, with an office No. 414 in the Pacific Building, 744 West Hastings Street. He specialized in railway location and construction, land drainage and irrigation, plans, surveys and reports.

In 1912, Earl applied for a building permit to build a frame garage at Beach Avenue and Chilco Street. [Daily Building Record, January 31, 1912, page 1]:

 

E B Howes - Building Permit - Daily Building Record - January 31 1912 - page 1

E B Howes – Building Permit – Daily Building Record – January 31 1912 – page 1.

 

In March 1912, Sophia and two children sailed to Yokohama, Japan, to visit with Sophia’s mother. Sophia held the ship at the wharf until her luggage arrived.

 

Victoria Daily Times, March 4, 1912, page 13, columns 1-2 [best available image].

In 1912, Earl and Lawrence Manning Proctor (1865-1937) had established a building and contracting business called Howes & Proctor. Their offices were in No. 414 of the Pacific Building. They applied for building permits to build a series of houses on Collingwood Road, near 25th Avenue.

In 1913, Earl moved to 345 West 12th Avenue. Howes & Proctor moved their offices to the new World Building at the corner of Pender Street and Beatty Street.

 

Howes - Proctor Company - Advertisement - Henderson's Greater Vancouver City Directory - 1913 - Part 1 - page 192

Howes – Proctor Company – Advertisement – Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory – 1913 – Part 1 – page 192.

 

In September 1914, Earl went from Vancouver to Seattle, on his way to Los Angeles.

Earl’s and Sophia’s marriage ended sometime in the early 1920s.

 

Marriage to Maude Atwood

On September 24, 1924, in Los Angeles, Earl married Maude A. Atwood. She was born about 1894 in Vermont, USA.

In 1930, Earl and Maude were living in Long Beach, California, with Maude’s family.

In 1940, Earl was still in Long Beach, living in the same residence as Maude’s mother; Maude did not appear at this address.

Earl died in Los Angeles on September 2, 1941. He was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach, California.

Maude died in Los Angeles on June 14, 1974. She was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery in Long Beach, California.

 

Sophia’s Later Life

Between 1930 and 1940, Sophia married Percy Paul Smith, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 4, 1880. Percy’s parents were Frederick F. Smith and Abbie R. Smith (possibly née Reeder). Percy had been married before, to Constance Waddington.

Percy and Sophia were living in Los Angeles, California in 1940; he was a painter for the school system.

When Percy registered with the United States military in 1942, he was living at 1842 West 41st Place in Los Angeles.

 

 

Children

 

Anita Bertha Howes, Alexander Bradford Howes, and Sophia De W. Howes, 1922; Ancestry.com. U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington D.C.; Volume #: Volume 7: Special Series – San Francisco; Name: Mrs Sophia De W Howes.

Anita Bertha Howes

Anita appears to be Earl’s step-child. Anita was born on March 18, 1904, in Yokohama, Japan. Her parents were Samuel H. Kuhn and Sophia Ann Barbara Dewette.

On November 14, 1927, in Los Angeles, California, Anita married George William Cunningham. George’s parents were Roger Cunningham and Agnes Trainor.

In 1930, George and Anita were living in Los Angles. On September 26, 1930, Anita became a naturalized US citizen.

Anita died on May 21, 2000, in Alhambra, California.

 

Wilmur Earl Howes

Earl Bradford Howes and Ruth Amanda Polson had a son, Wilmur Earl Howes, who was born on February 25, 1908, in Everett, Snohomish County, Washington State.

Wilmur married Laura Blencoe, who was born on December 11, 1909, in Pleasant Prairie, Minnesota.

Wilmur died in August 1986 in St Paul, Minnesota.

 

Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), August 25, 1986, page 16, columns 4-5.

 

Laura died on 11 Jan 1998 in St Paul, Minnesota.

 

Alexander Bradford Howes

Earl and Sophia had a son, Alexander Bradford Howes, who was born about 1911, probably in Vancouver.

In 1932, in Los Angeles, Alexander married Laura Jean Shipley.

Alexander died in 1935.

 

Sources

Note: several aspects of this family history are somewhat unclear. Many details appear in the Howes family website: https://www.howesfamilies.com/index.php.

 

Earl Bradford Howes

Earl Bradford Howes, http://www.howesfamilies.com/getperson.php?personID=I33662&tree=Onename

“Minnesota, State Census, 1895,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MQD2-GXX : accessed 22 Aug 2013), E B Howes, 1895.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M9SQ-4PQ : accessed 21 Aug 2013), Earl B Howes in entry for Wilmer G Howes, 1900.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZF-WP3 : accessed 21 Aug 2013), Earle Bradford Howes and Sophia Ann Barbe De Wette, 1909.

Wedding notice, Earl Bradford Howes and Sophia Ann Barbe De Wette, Vancouver Daily World, September 2, 1909, page 5, “QUIET WEDDING. A quiet wedding was celebrated at St. John’s church yesterday, when Mr. Earl Bradford Howes and Miss Sophia Ann Barbe De Wette, both of Vancouver, and recent guests on this side of the inlet, were united in marriage. Mrs. A. De Wette, mother of the bride, of Yokohama, and Mrs. Palmer, of Victoria, were the only persons present. Rev. J. H. Hooper performed the [ceremony].”

Petition for an Act to Incorporate the Penticton Railway Company, Petition No. 31, 1910, http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=%22earl%20bradford%20howes%22&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&ved=0CEoQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Farchives.leg.bc.ca%2FEPLibraries%2Fleg_arc%2Fdocument%2FID%2FLibraryTest%2F74056578&ei=FlYVUoTbNZLtrAGEtoCYAw&usg=AFQjCNGrV4HQvtiWHfCUiu5wMseyhSTQvg

“Penticton Railway Company,” Railways of British Columbia – List of Incorporations, http://www.bchistoryonline.com/wiki/Railways_of_British_Columbia_-_List_of_Incorporations

1911 Canada Census: British Columbia / Vancouver / 3 Vancouver City / page 12, family 124, lines 6-10, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63746&highlight=6&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+E++H+Hows.

Building Permits: http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/index.php?searchtype=vbr-tab-1&municipality_id=&permit=&owner=&architect=&builder=howes&start_date=&end_date=&street_number=&street_name=&dl=&block=&sub=&resub=&lot=&remarks=&comments=&reference_id=&search=Search#vbr-tab-1

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XLX2-R23 : accessed 21 Aug 2013), Earl B Howes, 1914.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZVG-W5T : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Earl Benford Howes, 1917-1918.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH4B-JSN : accessed 21 Aug 2013), Earl B Howes, 1920.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8NH-KX6 : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Earl B Howes and Maude Atwood, 1924.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCJL-27S : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Earl E Howes in entry for Charles L Atwood, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9HF-BK9 : accessed 21 Aug 2013), Earl Howes in entry for Mary E Atwood, 1940.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPQM-48W : accessed 21 Aug 2013), Earl Bradford Howes, 1941.

E. Bradford Howes, Find A Grave, Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, California, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=howes&GSiman=1&GScid=788908&GRid=74270997&

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPN6-3C1 : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Maude A Howes, 1974.

Maude A. Howes, Find A Grave, Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, California, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74271059.

 

Ruth Amanda Polson

Ruth Amanda Polson, http://www.howesfamilies.com/getperson.php?personID=I33663&tree=Onename.

Ruth A. Polson (31 January 1888 – 8 April 1956); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KNR3-L26.

“Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDZQ-QGZ : 11 February 2018), Ruth A. Polson, 31 Jan 1888; citing Cannon City, Rice, Minnesota, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,379,368.

“Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDM2-37X : 10 February 2018), Ruth A. Polson, 31 Jan 1888; citing Cannon City, Rice, Minnesota, reference item 5 p 266; FHL microfilm 1,379,368.

“Minnesota State Census, 1895,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQ6G-W6F : 3 April 2016), Ruth A Polson in household of Benj A Polson, Cannon City township, Rice, Minnesota; citing p. 24, line 29, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 565,806.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93L-5C1 : accessed 29 December 2019), Ruth R Polson in household of Ben A Polson, Cannon City Township (excl. Faribault city), Rice, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 147, sheet 9A, family 182, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,788.

“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPQ9-KYG : 4 August 2017), Ruth Polson, St Paul, Ward Number: 10, Ramsey, Minnesota; citing p. 29, line 18, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,809.

“Minnesota State Census, 1905,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SPQL-ZPC : 4 August 2017), Ruth A Polson, Cannon City township, Rice, Minnesota; citing p. 103, line 19, State Library and Records Service, St.Paul; FHL microfilm 928,812.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2PF-NRZ : accessed 29 December 2019), Ruth A Howes in household of Charles W Polson, Faribault Ward 4, Rice, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 117, sheet 1A, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 721; FHL microfilm 1,374,734.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC8R-8Z5 : accessed 29 December 2019), Ruth Howes, James River Valley, Dickey, North Dakota, United States; citing ED 86, sheet 6A, line 2, family 91, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1332; FHL microfilm 1,821,332.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X38D-25Z : accessed 29 December 2019), Ruth A Brownlee in household of Harry M Brownlee, Westford, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 32, sheet 3A, line 34, family 53, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1107; FHL microfilm 2,340,842.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSVM-W7D : 27 July 2019), Ruth Brownlee in household of Harry M Brownlee, Westford Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46-34, sheet 5B, line 67, family 91, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1937.

“Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4HN-K5S : 4 December 2014), Ruth Arminda Brownlee, 08 Apr 1956; from “Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Mille Lacs, Minnesota, record 1301477, certificate number 009528, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKM-KY8L : 7 August 2019), Ruth A. Brownlee, ; Burial, Princeton, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States of America, Oak Knoll Cemetery; citing record ID 185404618, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185404618: “Ruth A. Brownlee; Birth: 1888; Death: 1956 (aged 67–68); Burial: Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA; Plot: 3rd Addition, block 10, lot 3; Memorial ID: 185404618.”

 

Harrison (“Harry”) Morton Brownlee (husband of Ruth Amanda Polson)

Harrison Morton Brownlee (1883 – 16 November 1963); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KNYW-HW1.

“Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FDWF-BVC : 11 March 2018), Harrison Morton Brownlee, 10 Aug 1888; citing Martin, Minnesota, reference 35; FHL microfilm 1,862,273.

“United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9S1-18M : accessed 29 December 2019), Harrison M Brownlee in household of Adaline Brownlee, Westford Township Truman village, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 180, sheet 1A, family 10, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,775.

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2GP-6S3 : accessed 29 December 2019), Harry Brownlee in household of Adelina Brownlee, Westford, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 130, sheet 2A, family 25, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 710; FHL microfilm 1,374,723.

“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K87V-HRC : 24 August 2019), Harrison Morton Brownlee, 1917-1918.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWB8-7D8 : accessed 29 December 2019), Harrison M Brownlee, Westford, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing ED 138, sheet 13B, line 78, family 107, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 844; FHL microfilm 1,820,844.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X38D-25C : accessed 29 December 2019), Harry M Brownlee, Westford, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 32, sheet 3A, line 33, family 53, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1107; FHL microfilm 2,340,842.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSVM-W78 : 27 July 2019), Harry M Brownlee, Westford Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46-34, sheet 5B, line 66, family 91, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1937.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKCH-BQ4Q : 13 October 2017), Harrison Morton Brownlee, 27 Apr 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V4CG-PJ8 : 4 December 2014), Harry M. Brownlee, 16 Nov 1963; from “Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Mille Lacs, Minnesota, record 1551329, certificate number 011698, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V9VK-7ZW : 20 May 2014), Harry Brownlee, Nov 1963; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QGKM-KYDH : 13 August 2019), Harry M. Brownlee, 1963; Burial, Princeton, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States of America, Oak Knoll Cemetery; citing record ID 185404620, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/185404620: “Harry M. Brownlee; Birth: 1888; Death: 6 Nov 1963 (aged 74–75); Burial: Oak Knoll Cemetery, Princeton, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota, USA; Plot: rd Addition, block 10, lot 3; Memorial ID: 185404620.”

 

Patricia Ruth Brownlee (daughter of Ruth Amanda Polson)

Ancestry.com. Web: Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Minnesota Birth Certificates Index. Minnesota Historical Society. http://people.mnhs.org/bci/: accessed 18 Nov 2014. Name: Patricia Ruth Brownlee; Birth Date: 21 Sep 1926; Birth Place: Martin, Minnesota, USA; Father’s Surname: Brownlee; Mother’s Maiden Name: Polson; Certificate Number: 1926-17346.

“United States Census, 1930,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X38D-258 : accessed 29 December 2019), Patricia R Brownlee in household of Harry M Brownlee, Westford, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 32, sheet 3A, line 35, family 53, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1107; FHL microfilm 2,340,842.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSVM-W76 : 27 July 2019), Patricia Brownlee in household of Harry M Brownlee, Westford Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46-34, sheet 5B, line 68, family 91, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 1937.

 

Sophia Ann Barbara Dewette

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH4B-JSJ : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Sophia Howes in entry for Earl B Howes, 1920.

“Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDT8-G99 : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Percy Paul Smith, 04 Jan 1880; citing , Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1892137.

“United States Census, 1880,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8ST-9LG : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Percy Smith in household of Fredrick Smith, Canton, Stark, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 328A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMXZ-P1Y : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Fred F Smith, Greene Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States; citing sheet 1A, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241325.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912”, index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMQD-RR8 : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Constance Waddington, 1883.

“United States Census, 1900,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MSD8-WVX : accessed 16 Oct 2014), Constance Waddington in household of Mill* Waddington, Coquille and Riverton Precincts Coquille town, Coos, Oregon, United States; citing sheet 14B, family 309, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241346.

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHQ2-D73 : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Darcy P Smith, Los Angeles Assembly District 64, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing sheet 9B, family 259, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1820108.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCV2-QHL : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Percy P Smith in household of Percy C Lutz, Los Angeles (Districts 0251-0500), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0384, sheet 9B, family 271, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 147.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9ZZ-4SS : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Percy P Smith, Councilmanic District 7, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 60-520, sheet 4B, family 91, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 423.

“United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942”, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4DQ-TMJ : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Percy Paul Smith, 1942. [Note: Sophia “Dew” Smith on the registration card may refer to Sophia Ann Barbara “De Wette.”]

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPW9-9WF : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Percy Paul Smith, 23 Dec 1955; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JTCB-52X : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Sophia Smith, Jul 1968; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8V1-86T : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Art D Morland and Betty K Lutz, 21 Jul 1945; citing p. 103, Los Angeles, California, United States; FHL microfilm 2115072.

“California, Death Index, 1940-1997,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP7S-823 : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Percy Claude Lutz, 13 Dec 1949; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

San Mateo Times and Daily News Leader, December 18, 1949, unknown page: “The body of Percy C. Lutz, 49, of 1501 Harvard boulevard, Belmont, was discovered in his sealed car on a lonely side road two miles west of the Skyline boulevard yesterday . . .”

Death notice, Percy C. Lutz, San Mateo Times and Daily News Leader, December 20, 1949, unknown page: “Lutz – Died in San Mateo, California, Percy C. Lutz. . .”

Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California, page 5, www.newspapers.com/newspage/57419364/: “SKYLINE SUICIDE Belmont, Dec. 19 (U.R) The body of a man, identified as Percy C. Lutz, 49, Belmont, was found yesterday in his automobile parked on a lonely stretch of the Skyline boulevard in San Mateo county.”

The Times from San Mateo, California, page 8, www.newspapers.com/newspage/38912723/: “REDWOOD CITY, Dec. 19.–The body of Percy C. Lutz, 49, of 1501 Harvard boulevard, Belmont, was discovered in his sealed car on a lonely side road two miles west of the Skvline boulevard yesterday, deputies of the sheriffs office reported today. Deputy Sheriff Peter Bolich estimated Lutz, who was last seen alive last Monday, had been dead for two or three days. He reported a hose had been attached to the car’s exhaust pipe and strung through a front window. Two notes found in the dead man’s pocket read, ‘I’m just getting tired of the struggle. Please don’t blame Mildred,’ and ‘Mildred, I love you more than anything else in the world. Sorry it had to be this way.’ Police said the notes were addressed to Lutz’s parents and Mrs. Mildred W. Moore, 1853 Sacramento street, San Francisco, who, according to friends, had planned to marry him. Lutz, who was employed by a painting company, was a member of the San Mateo County Horsemen’s association and the Painters’ union of San Mateo. He leaves his parents, Nelson Lutz of San Francisco and Mrs. Blanche De Arnaz of Belmont, and two sisters, Mrs. Leora du Jardin of San Francisco and Mrs. Hilda Kayer of Belmont. Funeral services are pending at the Suhr & Wieboldt mortuary, 1465 Valencia street, San Francisco.”

“California, Birth Index, 1905-1995,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VLJS-DGT : accessed 20 Sep 2014), Richard Percy Lutz, 27 Sep 1929; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, Department of Health Services, Vital Statistics Department, Sacramento.

 

Wilmur Earl Howes (son of Earl Bradford Howes)

Wilmur Earl Howes, http://www.howesfamilies.com/getperson.php?personID=I33659&tree=Onename

“United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2PF-NR8 : accessed 29 December 2019), Wilmur E Howes in household of Charles W Polson, Faribault Ward 4, Rice, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 117, sheet 1A, family 5, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 721; FHL microfilm 1,374,734.

“United States Census, 1920,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC8R-8ZR : accessed 29 December 2019), Wilbur Howes in household of Ruth Howes, James River Valley, Dickey, North Dakota, United States; citing ED 86, sheet 6A, line 3, family 91, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1332; FHL microfilm 1,821,332.

“Minnesota, County Marriages, 1860-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MP-BHYK : 28 August 2019), Wilmur E Howes and Laura M Blencoe, 10 Aug 1932, Martin, Minnesota, United States; citing p. , local historical societies and universities, Minnesota; FHL microfilm 1,863,041.

“United States Census, 1940,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KSLV-1TD : 27 July 2019), Wilmeire Howes, Ward 11, St. Paul, St. Paul City, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 90-248, sheet 4A, line 30, family 91, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 – 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 2002.

“Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLF3-CPS1 : 16 August 2019), Wilmur Earl Howes, 1940.

“Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V47J-HPH : 4 December 2014), Wilmur E. Howes, 22 Aug 1986; from “Minnesota Death Index, 1908-2002,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2001); citing Ramsey, Minnesota, record 2225034, certificate number 022102, Minnesota Department of Health, Minneapolis.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V36L-MYX : 19 May 2014), Wilmur Howes, Aug 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVP3-GJVG : 13 December 2015), Wilmur E. Howes, 1986; Burial, Mendota Heights, Dakota, Minnesota, United States of America, Acacia Park Cemetery; citing record ID 135970887, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/135970887: “Wilmur Earl “Bill” Howes; Birth: 25 Feb 1908, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA; Death: 22 Aug 1986 (aged 78), Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA; Burial: Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA; Plot: Cedar, Block 6, Lot 11, Grave 9; Memorial ID: 135970887.”

“Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VCNS-XKP : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Wilmur E. Howes in entry for Neil Bradford Howes, 1936.

“Minnesota, Birth Index, 1935-2002,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VCFY-XLH : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Wilmur E. Howes in entry for Keith Henry Howes, 1941.

 

Laura Blencoe (wife of Wilmur Earl Howes)

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWBZ-GK4 : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Laura Blencoe in entry for Henry Blencoe, 1920. (Possible connection)

“Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4HZ-W5J : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Laura Blencoe Howes, 1998.

“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JR3M-PPK : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Laura B Howes, 11 January 1998.

“Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4HZ-W5J : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Laura Blencoe Howes, 1998.

 

Anita Bertha Howes (possibly née Kuhn; also known as Anita Bertha DeWett)

Anita Bertha Howes, http://www.howesfamilies.com/getperson.php?personID=I33714&tree=Onename.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KX32-8K4 : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Anita Bertha Cunningham, 1930.

“California, Southern District Court (Central) Naturalization Index, 1915-1976,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KXQM-LFV : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Anita Bertha Cunningham, 1930.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCVP-LVX : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Anita B Cunningham in entry for G W Cunningham, 1930.

“United States Census, 1930,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCVP-LV6 : accessed 22 Aug 2013), G W Cunningham, 1930.

“United States Census, 1940,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K9ZJ-QMN : accessed 22 Aug 2013), George W Cunningham, 1940. (Possible connection)

 

Alexander Bradford Howes

Alexander Bradford Howes, http://www.howesfamilies.com/getperson.php?personID=I33715&tree=Onename

“United States Census, 1920,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MH4B-JSK : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Alexander B Howes in entry for Earl B Howes, 1920.

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K8JW-KX3 : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Alex Bradford Howes and Laura Jean Shipley, 1932.

Alexander B. “Bunny” Howes, Find A Grave, Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=howes&GSiman=1&GScid=788908&GRid=74271384&.

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