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Samuel Francis Stephen HOW

Samuel Francis Stephen HOW[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1871 - 1925  (53 years)

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  • Name Samuel Francis Stephen HOW 
    Nickname Frank 
    Born 25 Jun 1871  4 Seymour Crescent, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 10 Aug 1871  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Express Messenger, Railway Express Agency 
    Travel 14 Aug 1890  Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Travel 22 Apr 1891  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 21 Apr 1892  Toronto, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel Dec 1899  Liverpool, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Travel 1 Oct 1900  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Travel 13 Oct 1900  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Travel 12 Jun 1907  Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Travel 24 Aug 1907  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried 1925  Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot: Section 45 Lot 87 Grave 2
    Died 27 Jan 1925  3149 29 Avenue So, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Obituary:
      How, Frank - Passed away on Tuesday, January 27, 1925, aged 53 years. Late residence, 3149 29th av. Survived by loving wife Alma and five children. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:30 p.m. from Vanderburgh Presbyterian Church, 30th av S and 33d st. Interment Lakewood cemetery.
    Notes 
    • From Kay Wachter's book:
      'My dear Father', wrote Frank How on May 16, 1905 to his father in England, '.....Alma gave birth to a baby boy at 3 minutes before midnight'. Francis Waldo How, the first child of Samuel Francis Stephen and Alma Benson How, was born at their home in Minneapolis. During his childhood Francis was active in Boy Scouts and church activities. He attended local schools and graduated from South High in 1923. Francis then attended the University of Minnesota, graduating on March 17, 1927 with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. His first job as an engineer was with the Minnesota Highway Department where his job title was 'Computer'. During his adulthood, Francis had many interests and made many friends. He was active in the Presbyterian Church and served as an elder. For several years he was a Boy Scout leader and served a troop as a councilman.
    • From Kay Wachter's book:
      Memo from the Family Register:
      Frank and Alma with their little son Francis Waldo How arrived at Plymouth on Wednesday, June 12th 1907 - reaching 3 Gleneagle Villas 11.30 p.m. - per S.S. "Oceanic". They left for London - Saturday, July 6th.
      Editor's Notes: Little is known about this trip other than from a few post cards, a few photos and comments remembered.
      From diary excerpts, Alma had been quite busy sewing in preparation for the trip.
      Alma was very early pregnant with her second child ? not the best time to be taking an ocean voyage! She did not feel well for most of the visit and ocean crossings.
      A post card was waiting at Gleneagle Villas from Rhoda in Swansea, welcoming Frank and Alma to England.
      Another post card came from "Marjorie", inviting Francis to a children's picnic.
      And one more post card to Frank from Cornwall stating that Cornish pasties were being sent, as the sender remembered how much Frank had liked them. This was from Mrs. Gillbard, wife of the farmer Frank had worked for in Cornwall.
    Person ID I00042  How Genealogy | HOW family branch that emigrated from England to Minnesota, USA
    Last Modified 6 May 2015 

    Father Thomas Waldo HOW,   b. 30 May 1837, Sevenoaks, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1914, 21 Collings Park, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Sarah Anne HILSON,   b. 16 Jun 1842, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1923, 21 Connaught Avenue, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1863  Charles Church, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00013  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alma Sophia BENSON,   b. 28 Aug 1881, Tumleberg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1961, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 3 Aug 1904  Kasota, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Francis Waldo HOW,   b. 16 May 1905, 3149 29 Avenue So, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1981, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Redwood City, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Donald Benson HOW,   b. 19 Feb 1908, 3149 29 Avenue So, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1983, University Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Gordon Hilson HOW,   b. 16 Jan 1911, 3149 29 Avenue So, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1999, Buffalo, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +4. Dorothy Alma HOW,   b. 6 Apr 1913, 3149 29 Avenue So, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1981, Hennepin County General Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     5. Bennett John HOW,   b. 10 Jun 1915, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 2002, Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Kenneth James HOW,   b. 10 Jun 1915, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1918, 3149 29 Avenue So, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F00018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Jun 1871 - 4 Seymour Crescent, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 10 Aug 1871 - Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - Set sail from Liverpool on board S.S. Parisian of the Allan Line. - 14 Aug 1890 - Quebec, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - Left New York on S.S. Majestic of the White Star Line. - 22 Apr 1891 - Liverpool, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Sailed from Liverpool, England to Toronto, Canada on ship S.S.Sardinia. Then left Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1 year later to go to St Paul, Minnesota, USA. - 21 Apr 1892 - Toronto, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - From Quebec, Canada to Liverpool, England on the ship 'Lake Ontario'. Appears to be on his own. - Dec 1899 - Liverpool, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - From Cape Town, South Africa, to London, England on the ship 'Norham Castle'. Appears to be on his own. - 1 Oct 1900 - London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - From Southampton to New York on the Ship 'St Paul'. Appears to be on his own. - 13 Oct 1900 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Aug 1904 - Kasota, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - From ?,USA to Plymouth, England on ship 'S.S. Oceanic'. Also with Amla and Francis Waldo - 12 Jun 1907 - Plymouth, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - From Southampton to New York on the Ship 'St Paul'. Also with Alma and son Francis. - 24 Aug 1907 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1925 - Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jan 1925 - 3149 29 Avenue So, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Thomas Waldo How Family Trip to England c.1907
    Thomas Waldo How Family Trip to England c.1907
    Thomas and Sarah's Family
    Thomas and Sarah's Family
    Sitting: Rhoda Priscilla b.1883, Sarah Anne b.1842, Eunice May b.1885, Thomas Waldo b.1837, Sarah Louisa b.1873, Waldo Massett How b.1865
    Standing: Charlotte Jemima b.1881, Samuel Francis b.1871, Alfred Butterworth b.1878, Eleanor Jeanie b.1876
    Taken about 1892
    Frank, Alfred, Waldo
    Frank, Alfred, Waldo
    The S.S. St. Paul Ship
    The S.S. St. Paul Ship
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW sailed onboard this ship more than once
    Ship S.S Oceanic
    Ship S.S Oceanic
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW sailed onboard this ship.
    Ship S.S. Sardinian of the Allan Line
    Ship S.S. Sardinian of the Allan Line
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW and family emigrated onboard this ship.
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW
    S.S Majestic Ship
    S.S Majestic Ship
    As used by Samuel How in April 1891 to go from New York to Liverpool
    S.S. Parisian Ship
    S.S. Parisian Ship
    As used by Samuel Francis Stephen HOW on the 14 Aug 1890
    Photo of Samuel Francis Stephen HOW b.1871
    Photo of Samuel Francis Stephen HOW b.1871
    in the Spanish Civil War 1898/1899

    Documents
    Letter from Carl Benson to Francis Waldo HOW about Samuel Francis Stephen HOW passing on.
    Letter from Carl Benson to Francis Waldo HOW about Samuel Francis Stephen HOW passing on.
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW - An Appreciation upon his death
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW - An Appreciation upon his death
    A Brief History On Samuel Francis Stephen How
    A Brief History On Samuel Francis Stephen How
    Emigration from England to the USA in the 1800's.
    Emigration from England to the USA in the 1800's.
    This map/diagram shows the emigration from England to the USA.
    Parish Registry Entry for Birth of Samuel Francis Stephen HOW b.1871
    Parish Registry Entry for Birth of Samuel Francis Stephen HOW b.1871

    Headstones
    Headstone of Samuel Francis Stephen HOW b.1871
    Headstone of Samuel Francis Stephen HOW b.1871
    Located at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
    Plot: Section 45 Lot 87 Grave 2

    Histories
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW's Journey To America
    Samuel Francis Stephen HOW's Journey To America
    Selected Entries from Samuel Francis Stephen HOW's 1892/1893 Diary of his journey to America

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] UK - England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906.
      name: Samuel Francis Stephen How
      gender: Male
      baptism/christening date: 10 Aug 1871
      baptism/christening place: PRESBYTERIAN,PLYMOUTH,DEVON,ENGLAND
      father's name: Thos. Waldo How
      mother's name: Sarah Hilson
      indexing project (batch) number: C02498-1
      system origin: England-ODM
      source film number: 87968
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JWDC-8Z4

    2. [S10] UK - England Census, 1881.
      Name: Samuel F S How
      Age: 9
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: 1872
      Birthplace: Plymouth, Devon, England
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son
      Marital Condition: Single
      Profession/Occupation: Scholar
      Address: 64 Old Town St
      Census Place: Plymouth Charles, Devonshire, England
      Record Type: Household
      Family History Library Film: 1341528
      The National Archives Reference: RG11
      Piece/Folio: 2193 / 92
      Page Number: 39
      Household Gender Age
      Parent Thomas W How M 43
      Parent Sarah How F 38
      Samuel F S How M 9
      Sarah L How F 7
      Eleanor L How F 4
      Alfred B How M 2
      Alice Cole F 18
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3KF-PXK

    3. [S34] US - Federal Census - 1910.
      Name: Samuel F S How
      Birthplace: England
      Relationship to Head of Household: Self
      Residence: Minneapolis Ward 12, Hennepin, Minnesota
      Marital Status: Married
      Race : White
      Gender: Male
      Immigration Year: 1895
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Family Number: 222
      Page Number: 9
      Household Gender Age
      Samuel F S How M 38y
      Spouse Alma S How F 28y
      Child Francis W How M 4y
      Child Donald B How M 2y
      Carl J Benson M 25y
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2G6-WXF

    4. [S35] US - Federal Census - 1920.
      Name:Arnold F S How [Samuel F S How]
      Age:48
      Birth Year:abt 1872
      Birthplace:England
      Home in 1920:Minneapolis Ward 12, Hennepin, Minnesota
      Race:White
      Gender:Male
      Immigration Year:1891
      Relation to Head of House:Head
      Marital Status:Married
      Spouse's Name:Alma How
      Father's Birthplace:England
      Mother's Birthplace:England
      Home Owned:Own
      Name Age
      Arnold F S How 48
      Alma How 38
      Francis How 15
      Donald How 11
      Gordon How 8
      Dorothy How 6
      Bennett How 4
      From Ancestry.co.uk

    5. [S43] US - Minnesota, Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990.
      Name: Samuel Francies Stephen How
      Gender: Male
      Death Date: 27-Jan-25
      Death Place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
      Age: 53
      Birth Date: 1872
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Alma S. How
      Father's Name: T. Walda How
      Mother's Name: Sarah Hilson
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I09812-7
      System Origin: Minnesota-EASy
      Source Film Number: 2218709
      Reference Number: cn 17792
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FD8K-CQ9

    6. [S5] Kaye Wachter's HOW Family book, Kaye Wachter.

    7. [S53] UK - Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
      Name:S S How
      Birth Date:abt 1872
      Age:27
      Port of Departure:Quebec, Quebec and Montreal, Quebec
      Arrival Date:Dec 1899
      Port of Arrival:Liverpool, England
      Ship Name:Lake Ontario

    8. [S53] UK - Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.
      Name: Mr S F S How
      Birth Date: abt 1871
      Age: 29
      Port of Departure: Cape Town, South Africa
      Arrival Date: 01-Oct-1900
      Port of Arrival: London, England
      Ports of Voyage: Natal
      [Cape Town]
      [Southampton]
      Ship Name: Norham Castle

    9. [S46] US - New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
      Name:Samuel How
      Arrival Date:13 Oct 1900
      Birth Year:abt 1871
      Age:29
      Gender:Male
      Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality:American
      Place of Origin:United States of America
      Port of Departure:Southampton
      Port of Arrival:New York
      Ship Name:St Paul

    10. [S46] US - New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
      Name:Samuel Fr St How
      Arrival Date:24 Aug 1907
      Birth Year:abt 1871
      Age:36
      Gender:Male
      Ethnicity/Race­/Nationality:American Citizen American)
      Port of Departure:Southampton
      Port of Arrival:New York
      Ship Name:St Paul
      This same ship manifest also shows Mrs How and Francis How.

    11. [S61] US - Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002 .
      Name: Samuel Francies Stephen How
      Death Date: 27 Jan 1925
      Death County: Hennepin
      State File Number: 017792
      Certificate Number: 017792
      Certificate Year: 1925
      Record Number: 421679