Horace Howes
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Horace William Howes (1882 - 1976)

Horace William Howes
Born in Cambridge, Somerset, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 22 Dec 1910 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Died at age 93 in South Paris, Maine, United Statesmap
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Horace was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In the 1900 census, the 17-year-old Horace is living with his father John, stepmother Ida, and older brother Jack in Somerville, Mass. This lists his birthday as June 1882. It also says he was working as a clerk in a hardware store.

In the 1910 census, there is a 27-year-old "Charles" living with the family in Somerville. Since no other information about a Charles Howes is known, and this son would be the same age as Horace, it's probably him. This son was working as a machinist in a machine shop.

His World War I draft card has him living at 475 Pleasant Street in Stoughton, Mass., with his wife Estelle May Howes and working as an auto repair man for the Plymouth Rubber Company.

At the time of the 1920 census, Horace and Estelle were living in Waltham with their five children, 17-year-old sister-in-law Marion Simmonds, and as if that weren't enough, a boarder. Horace was working at a garage.

From Karen Krantzberg: "I know that he was a machinist, that his parents and elder brother Havelock (Harry) were born in Canada. I found him in 1920 and 1923 Waltham, MA city directories, and he apparently owned his own garage with another guy named Starr (the shop was called "Howes & Starr")."

At the time of the 1930 census, the 47-year-old Horace was living with his five children in East Kingston, New Hampshire. Estelle was not listed, she died that year.

His 1942 draft card has him living in Newton Junction, New Hampshire, with Anna M. Howes. Was this his second wife? He was working at the Lawrence Machine and Pump Corp. on Market Street in Lawrence, Mass.

Grace (Coombs) Howes listed "Ann & Horace" in her address book.

Peg (Oldford) Nelson says that Jim and Elsie Howes bought the cottage in Maine from Horace.

The Social Security Death Index includes Horace Howes 024-05-7790. The certificate was issued in Massachusetts but his last known address was South Paris, Oxford, Maine.


  • Karen Krantzberg writes: "Horace died on 4 Mar 1976 in South Paris, Maine -- I have a photo of his grave and a photocopy of his death certificate (courtesy of Gerry Cravens, was married to his granddaugher)."
  • Notes on facts that could mislead genealogists: 1.) There is a Horace Milton Howes born in 19 Sep 1881 in Barnstable and lived in Falmouth with a wife named Rena. 2.) There is a Horace Binney (or S.) Howes who was born 20 Jun 1882 or 19 Oct 1882 and died Aug 1968 and lived in Plymouth and Worcester. This Horace was married to a woman named Lottie and the father of a daughter named Evelyn.)

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According to Jack Howes, when Jim & Elsie first bought the cottage (at Lake Keewaydin, E. Stoneham) in Maine in the early 1950s, they bought the cottage and the house across the street (a 10 room house that Jack says had a fireplace in every room) together for about $2000.00 - $2500.00. They rented out that house for $25.00 / month, and Horace rented the cottage directly to the right of Jim & Elsie's lakeside cottage (although that cottage was owned by someone else). Later (early 1960s perhaps, when Jack was 16 or 17) he remembers he and his brothers, with their Dad as 'lead', tearing down the 10 room house across the street and building a new house there, which they sold to Horace. Then they bought the property to the left of that for the trailer.
posted 23 Feb 2017 by Ted Whitten   [thank Ted]
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*"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2V5-RVP : accessed 12 August 2015), Charles Howes in household of John W Howes, Somerville Ward 2, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 994, sheet 10B, family 196, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,617.
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