He was 14 at the time of the 1930 census, and living with the family in Cambridge Mass.
His mother Grace wrote in her diary: "Paul went to be a soldier March 7, 1942."
Three and a half years later, October 23, 1945, she wrote: "Paul thru the Army."
Paul and Mary were married on September 15, 1946.
We had his middle name as Raymond instead of L., which is in his obituary and military enlistment record. Is Raymond his son's middle name? Whitten-1 19:39, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
"United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKGN-RFNV : accessed 5 September 2018), Entry for Mr Paul L Howes, Waltham, Massachusetts, United States, 07 Jun 2007; from "Recent Newspaper Obituaries (1977 - Today)," database, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com : 2014); citing Daily News Tribune, The, born-digital text.
"United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K855-8D9 : 5 December 2014), Paul L Howes, enlisted 07 Mar 1942, Ft Devens, Massachusetts, United States; citing "Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946," database, The National Archives: Access to Archival Databases (AAD) (http://aad.archives.gov : National Archives and Records Administration, 2002); NARA NAID 1263923, National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Paul 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 DNA with Paul: