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    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.

  3. #3
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