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william

william Report 1 Sep 2012 15:46

I am looking for relatives of my cousin Rev Harry Howson, who I believe died in 2004. I have found records of him training in Emmanual College Saskatoon in 1944, and later he seems to have lived in the Vancouver area.

I know his parents Ernest and Margaret lived in Liverpool England so I assume he was born there.

His wife seems to have been Violet who died last year: 2011.

William Howson (cousin)

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Sep 2012 17:28

Hi William and wecome to the boards.

Do you know when Harry was Born or how old he was when he died?

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 1 Sep 2012 17:32

Not sure if it matters, but an Ancestry tree has him as Robert Henry. There is this obituary - no mention of any children:

HOWSON _ Robert Henry (Harry) died on April 5th, 2004 at age 89 years. Born in Liverpool, England, immigrated to Saskatoon and was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada in Saskatoon. Served the church in Saskatchewan and Ontario before enlisting in the R.C.A.F. as a chaplain serving in Canada, France and Germany. Harry will be sadlymissed by his wife Violet of 57 years. Predeceased by father and mother and brother Ernest. Memorial Service will be held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 15115 Roper Avenue, White Rock, B.C. on Wednesday, April 14th at 1:30 p.m. with the burial of ashes in the Memorial Garden at Holy Trinity Church. Flowers gratefully declined.

Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 1 Sep 2012 17:36

Births Sep 1914 (>99%)
Howson Ernest J Brennan W. Derby 8b 547
Howson Robert H Brennan W. Derby 8b 547

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Sep 2012 17:38

His birth then........


England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
about Robert H Howson
Name: Robert H Howson
Mother's Maiden Name: Brennan
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1914
Registration district: West Derby
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8b
Page: 547

Edit: Just noticed that Robert and Ernest were twins.

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Sep 2012 17:40

Parent's marriage...

Marriages Sep 1912 (>99%)

Brennan Margaret Howson W.Derby 8b 1219
Howson Ernest J Brennan W. Derby 8b 1219

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 1 Sep 2012 17:41

Looks like his brother - no apparent children to this marriage though:

Marriages Dec 1941
Mercer Cynthia A Howson Crosby 8b 1301

Deaths Mar 1950 (>99%)
Howson Ernest J 64 Crosby 10c 108

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Sep 2012 19:26

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Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960 Transcription
First Name: ROBERT Last Name: HOWSON Title: Collections from: United Kingdom Category: Immigration & Travel
Record collection: Migration Record set: Passenger Lists leaving UK 1890-1960 Departure Day: 21 Departure Month: 6 Departure Year: 1960 Ship Departure Port: SOUTHAMPTON Destination Port: MONTREAL
State: Country: CANADA Destination Place: MONTREAL Destination Place Country: CANADA Birth Day: 28 Birth Month: 6 Birth Year: 1914 Age Transcribed: Marital Status: M Gender: M
Occupation: R C A F Country Of Birth: Last Residence Country: UK Address: Ship Name: IVERNIA Ship Official Number: Ship Master's First Name: ? E
Ship Master's Surname: ? Ship Master's Title: Shipping line: Departure Port: SOUTHAMPTON
Ship Destination Port: MONTREAL Ship Destination Country: CANADA Ship Square Feet: Ship Registered Tonnage:


Robert...M....28/06/14....In Transit From France....R.C A F
Violet.....F....22/10/12..............................................Housewife


Not seeing a marriage for a Robert Howson to a Violet in England or Wales..........so maybe they married in France?

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 1 Sep 2012 22:29

I have PM'd William to advise him on how to return to his thread.

I hope you find your way back William. :-)

Margee

Margee Report 2 Sep 2012 00:39

This looks like him returning to England in 1946. He was a clergyman, his intended future permanent residence was England. His destination was 3 Myers Rd., Liverpool.

UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960
about Robert H Howson Name: Robert H Howson
Birth Date: abt 1915
Age: 31
Port of Departure: New York, New York, United States
Arrival Date: 23 May 1946
Port of Arrival: Southampton, England
Ship Name: Uruguay
Search Ship Database: View the 'Uruguay' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Shipping Line: Moore McCormick Lines
Official Number: 227115


Margee

Margee Report 2 Sep 2012 00:49

Violet's obit:

Violet HOWSON
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HOWSON, Violet Born the October 22, 1912 in England. Died August 27, 2011 in South Surrey. She was predeceased by her husband, The Reverend Harry Howson in 2004 and by sisters Elizabeth, Hilda, Gladys, Lill and brothers Jack and Joseph. She is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by sisters Winnifred of Peterborough, Ont., Irene of Dauphin, Man., Joyce of Calgary, Alta. and brother Ronald of South Surrey; 3 nephews Jim Dearing of Peterborough, Ont, Jim Sladek of Calgary, Alta. and George Dearing of High River, Alta. and families. A memorial service will be held at the Church of The Holy Trinity, 15115 Roper Ave., White Rock, BC on Friday, Sept. 9 at 2:00 p.m. with the burial of ashes in the memorial garden. Flowers gratefully declined. Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on September 6, 2011

Again no mention of children.

william

william Report 19 Sep 2012 17:21

Thank you for contacting me and I apologise for the delay in replying.
I am searching for any descendants of Rev Robert Henry (Harry) Howson (my cousin) who was born in Lverpool, England in 1914 and died in Canada in Apr. 2004. I have heard of Scott Howson who may be a relative and would be grateful if he could get in touch.

william

william Report 19 Sep 2012 17:21

Thank you for contacting me and I apologise for the delay in replying.
I am searching for any descendants of Rev Robert Henry (Harry) Howson (my cousin) who was born in Lverpool, England in 1914 and died in Canada in Apr. 2004. I have heard of Scott Howson who may be a relative and would be grateful if he could get in touch.Many thanks. William