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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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jack by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Jack: