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William Matthew Howes

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Gillian

Gillian Report 25 Feb 2012 16:43

I am looking for any information on William Matthew Howes, born 30/08/1901 in Shanghai, China. I think he could have been known as Bill.

His parents were John Henry Howes and Mary Jordan (Chinese) and they lived in China

I know that he left Shanghai on the Africa Maru and arrived in Vancouver, British Colombia on 6 May 1925.

After that I cant seem to find out anything about him.
Could anyone kindly help me or advise me where to start.

Thanks Gill

Andrew

Andrew Report 25 Feb 2012 16:46

His death?

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005
about William Matthew Howes
Name: William Matthew Howes
Birth Date: 30 Aug 1901
Date of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1982
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Slough
Inferred County: Buckinghamshire
Volume: 19
Page: 0686

Andy

Gillian

Gillian Report 25 Feb 2012 16:56

Thank you for your quick response. I am not sure of this as I would need to know if he ever returned from Canada but it certainly is a possibility.
Many thanks

Andrew

Andrew Report 25 Feb 2012 16:57

The birth date agrees.

Andy

jax

jax Report 25 Feb 2012 17:03

There are no births of a William M Howes in England or Wales in 1901 so it is almost certain he came into the country at some point

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 25 Feb 2012 17:52

It has to be him with an identical DOB! I would get the cert and see who registered the death.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 25 Feb 2012 17:56

Just in case! Have put this as possible death for spouse also in Slough.

Name: William M Howes
Spouse Mary A Dutson
Date of registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1941
Registration district: Eton
Inferred County: Buckinghamshire
Volume Number: 3a
Page Number: 4415


Name: Mary Ann Howes
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1910
Date of registration: Jan 1991
Age at Death: 80
Registration district: Slough
Inferred County: Berkshire
Volume: 19
Page: 615


Gillian

Gillian Report 25 Feb 2012 18:00

Yes, then maybe this could be them. I will get the death certificate and see from that.
Is there anyway I can find out what he was doing in Canada?
Thanks for your help. Much appreciated and dont know how you manage to find things out so quickly.
Gill

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 25 Feb 2012 19:10

Related thread for background.

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.page/board/trying_to_find/thread/1096638

Thelma

Thelma Report 25 Feb 2012 21:11

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
about Wm Matthew Howes Name: Wm Matthew Howes
Gender: Male
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1901
Birth Country: China
Date of Arrival: 6 May 1925
Vessel: Africa Maru
Search Ship Database: View the 'Africa Maru' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Vancouver, British Columbia
Port of Departure: Shanghai, China

Mother-Mrs V OLSEN
Different mother????

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 25 Feb 2012 21:17

In response to finding out about his life in Canada, my inclination would be to get the death cert first. If you can confirm the above marriage (or another one!) then it might be possible to find descendants. I think there is a likely son to the above couple, but of course you need to establish a bit more first. Unless you are feeling flush and get that cert anyway!
Jan

Gillian

Gillian Report 26 Feb 2012 09:22

Many thanks. I will try the death cert first.

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 26 Feb 2012 13:46

Good luck Gillian, do keep us posted as to how you get on (you know how nosy we are on here!).
Jan

Unknown

Unknown Report 1 Oct 2012 19:37

please make contact with me my fatherinlaw was William matthew Howes ,all dates ect.are correct I can send Certs & photos .i sent my email address the r is in lower key .waiting to hear from you Rene Howes.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 1 Oct 2012 19:41

Hello Rene - I guess you've sent a direct message to Gillian, that's the most reliable way.
I do hope she gets in touch as it sounds like you've a lot to share.

Unknown

Unknown Report 1 Oct 2012 19:41

please make contact with me my fatherinlaw was William matthew Howes ,all dates ect.are correct I can send Certs & photos .i sent my email address the r is in lower key .waiting to hear from you Rene Howes.