18 February 2010

Oh Canada -- Paying Homage To My Canadian Relatives (Part Three)

Mrs. Mary Howard, of German ethnicity*, was born in Ontario in 1791 and died 15 November 1885 in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada. Her husband, William Howard, born about 1776, was eulogized as follows:

"On the 23rd of January [1843], William Howard, of the township of Grimsby,in the 67th year of his age. He was brought from England to America at the time of the Revolution, by his father, who was a Surgeon in the Royal Navy and who was slain in the commencement of the war. His mother was afterwards married to a Lieutenant McDonald, with whom he removed to Upper Canada when but a boy. He leaves a widow and seven children."

[Notice dated 1st March 1843 - From "Death Notices of Ontario"]

*Even though my husband and grandkids have several German ancestors, Mary is the only German ancestor of mine that I've found

According to a researcher, information passed down through his family corroborated the information about William Howard's father being a British military doctor. There's Abraham Howard who matched this description, and it's possible that Abraham was William Howard's father.

Mary Howard was found in the 1851 Canadian census living with her daughter, Caroline (Howard) Godden, and Caroline's husband, Job Godden. Next door was Mary's daughter, Melissa (Howard) Terryberry and her husband, David.

1851 Census - Canada West (Ontario)
Lincoln County
District #22
Subdistrict: Grimsby / Subdistrict #207 / Page #91
From the Canadian Archives (online)

Mary and William Howard's (known) children:

Ann Howard, who was born about 1809 in Ontario, m. David Kennedy (my ancestors).

Caroline Howard m. Job Godden:

Maria Howard m. Hiram Holden

Isaac B. Howard, b. ca 1819, m. Mary Jane Beatty

Melissa Howard m. David Terryberry

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