10-03-2012, 07:44 PM #1
Howard, Benjamin Age: 88 / DOB:
10-08-2012, 01:52 AM #2
Benjamin H. Howard
13 Feb 1911 - 15 Oct 1998 Loma Linda, San Bernardino, California (SSDI)
In 1940 he is married to Verla who is 10 years younger, b. c. 1929, and from Nebraska. They are living at 153 1/2 Waterman Ave in San Bernardino
1930 census, San Bernardino
James M Howard 62 Missouri
Mary E Howard 57 Missouri
Henry Howard 23 Kansas
Clarence Howard 22 Kansas
Ben Howard 20 Oklahoma
Lawrence Howard 18 Oklahoma
Margie Howard 18 (daughter in law, Clarence's wife, from a later census) Kansas. All the males are laborers
Given the ages at first marriage, Mary is a second wife to James.
In 1920, they are living in Hobart, Kiowa, Oklahoma
James Howard 50
Lizzie Howard 47
Floyd Howard 17
Henry Howard 14
Clarence Howard 12
Bennie Howard 8
Lawrence Howard 6
This gives us another elder brother, Floyd, b in Kansas. Dad and Floyd work at a light plant where dad is a stationary engineer. And the mother is Lizzie, who is only 3 years younger than James...she may be Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" or she may be an earlier wife.
1910, James is 40 and Lizzie is his second wife, married 13 years, she is the mother of 9 children, 8 living. They are in Hobart, Kiowa, Oklahoma.
James M Howard 40
Lizzie Howard 37
Alonzo Howard 12 Kansas
Cletha P Howard 9 Kansas
James F Howard 7
Harry E Howard 4
Elmer Howard 2 (presumably the same person as Clarence)
James is a mason....We have now added a sister, Cletha, and a brother Alonzo.
1900 gives us birth month/year for those alive, living in Center, Russell County, Kansas:
James April 1869
Mary E. Sept 1873
Allen A (Alonzo) May 1897
unnamed daughter, May 1900
So we've discovered the potential siblings, Alonzo, Cletha, James Floyd, Henry, Clarence, and Lawrence . Now back to 1940
Lawrence W. age 28, living in San Bernardino
married to Berniece, age 23, from Illinois and has baby William, 4 months old.
Clarence, age 32, living in San Bernardino
married to Marjorie, age 28, with a 4 year old son named Jerry.
Henry, age 34 and single, living in San Bernardino next door to
Alonzo, age 42, living in San Bernardino
married to Josephine age 26 from California and has Mary, 9, Henry, 4, and Anna, 2.
James F, age 36, living in San Bernardino
married to Virdie O, age 23, from Missouri, and has Pearl Marlene, 4, and Ardie E, 2.
Parents James and Mary are alive and living in San Bernardino.
What happened to the siblings.
Allen Alonzo died Mar 17, 1971 in San Bernardino, CA, leaving a wife, Josie, and daughters Mary E. Culbertson of Highland and Anna J. Howard of California, 4 brothers, Ben, Floyd, Henry, and Clarence, a sister, Clitti Barker, and 4 grandchildren.
Cletha/Clittie/Clettie Howard Barker died in Jan. 19, 1993 in Sebastopol, Sonoma, California.
Bessie, James (dec), Clarence (dec), Jack, Margie (dec), Gene, Emmett, Janette (dec) and "the twins."
James Floyd dies March, 1987, in Victorville.
His son, James Alan Howard, died Jul. 31, 2010 in San Bernadino leaving daughters Susan and Patty
Henry E. died Feb. 17, 1973 in San Bernardino
Clarence dies 20 Mar 1971 in Imperial, CA
Lawrence died Sept 17, 2001 in Redlands, CA.
There are photos of each of these siblings on Find a Grave at the links provided, as well as scans of funeral programs, etc. All are submitted by someone named Nancy, who, if you click through, has a gmail address. I would suggest if she's not next of kin, she very likely knows who is.
10-13-2012, 08:13 PM #3
We have a match! Thank You doublestop
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