Jack Howes Jr.
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John Woodrow Howes Jr. (1879 - 1968)

John Woodrow (Jack) Howes Jr.
Born in Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 5 Mar 1913 in Beverly, Massachusettsmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 88 in Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Apr 2008
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For some reason we had Jack as John W. Howes Junior instead of Senior, and we didn't have his son who died at age 15.

Grace gave a few facts about their life together in her diary, including "Jack Howes went to work at Veterans Bedford Hospital July 14, 1942. Got through work March 1949" and "We came back to Hume Road, Bedford on September 7, 1946. We were away three years in Lexington." There are excerpts from her diary on her page.

His grandson Jack is named for him.


  • Paternal and maternal relationships are confirmed with AncestryDNA test matches between Chris Whitten and both a grandchild ("G.C.") and great-grandchild of Jack's brother Havelock P. Howes. They are a second cousin once removed and a third cousin to Chris. This matches the predicted relationships reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd - 4th cousins, Confidence: Extremely High and 4th - 6th cousins, Confidence: High.
  • "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZJ9-D5W : 12 December 2014), John Woodrow Howes, 1917-1918; citing Everett City, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,685,172.
  • "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V12F-CVD : 8 April 2016), John Woodrow Howe, 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.).
  • * "Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841-1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:23YG-19V : accessed 21 May 2015), John W Howe, 21 Mar 1917; citing Birth, Somerville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, certificate number 432, page 877, State Archives, Boston.

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Elsie Howes once wrote to Donna: "Grampa was always quiet. He liked to work and keep busy as Dad does. Also Grampa loved to read but in later years his eyesight went. ... I think they liked to travel - but of course that was nothing like we can do now - maybe Hampton Beach. I think they got married late in life. Don't know how much education, but feel it was little. Grampa Howes was quite sick when Dad was real young - I think it was typhoid fever ..."
posted 8 Aug 2008 by Chris Whitten
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*"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHXS-V3T : accessed 12 August 2015), John W Homes in household of John Homes, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States; citing enumeration district 444, sheet 278C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0544; FHL microfilm 1,254,544.
  • "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2V5-RVG : accessed 12 August 2015), John W 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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