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May (Etherington) Howden (1889 - 1980)

May Howden formerly Etherington
Born in York, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 26 Dec 1906 in York, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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Died at about age 90 in York, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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May (Etherington) Howden was born in Yorkshire, England.

May Etherington was born in 1889. She was the daughter of William Etherington and Eliza Laverack. May's birth was registered in York, Yorkshire, England. [1] May was christened on May 9th, 1889 in Ebenezer Chapel, York, Yorkshire. [2]

In 1901, May was residing with her parents and four siblings in Layerthorpe downhill Street, in York, Yorkshire. Her father was a general labourer. [3]

In 1909, May married James Howden. The marriage was registered in York, Yorkshire. [4] By 1911, May and her husband had their first child, Leonard. The family was living in East York, Yorkshire. [5] May's husband was a labourer.

May passed away in 1980. Her death was registered in York, Yorkshire, England. [6]


  1. Birth registration: General Register Office ETHERINGTON, MAY. Mother's maiden name: LAVERACK. GRO Reference: 1889 J Quarter in YORK Volume 09D Page 54
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch [( : 30 December 2014)], May Etherington, 09 May 1889; citing Ebenezer Chapel, York, York, England, reference ; FHL microfilm 2,104,841.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch [( : 29 August 2015)], May Etherington in household of William H Etherington, York, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing Walmgate subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  4. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), May Etherington, 1909; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1909, quarter 4, vol. 9D, p. 38, York, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 21 December 2018), May Howden in household of James Howden, York, York, Yorkshire (East Riding), England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  6. "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 September 2014), May Howden, 1980; from "England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Death Registration, York, Yorkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.


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