HOW Family genealogy
Genealogy of the HOW family - originally of Kent, England
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Bennett John HOW[1, 2, 3]

Male 1915 - 2002  (87 years)


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  • Name Bennett John HOW 
    Born 10 Jun 1915  Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Buried 2002  Holy Cross Cemetery, Onamia, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Oct 2002  Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • From Kay Wachter's book:
      Ben is the youngest child of the Frank How family. He lost his twin brother Kenneth when the little boy died from influenza in 1918. The summer after graduating from South High School in 1933, Ben lost his left leg in an automobile accident. Ironically, he and other members of his family had just completed a driving trip all the way out to California and back.
      "B.J." is a natural born salesman and, until his retirement, sold road equipment for the Minneapolis Equipment Company. Certainly very social and very personable, Ben has many friends throughout the country from his salesman days.
      Being an avid sports fan, Ben especially loved football and baseball. For years he held season tickets to the University of Minnesota football games.
      For many years after retiring, he spent his summers in Minnesota and winters in Arizona [commonly known as a "snowbird"], returning permanently to Minnesota in 1997.
      Ben is very proud of his long time association with the Masons and the Shrine. In 1999 he was honoured for having served 50 years with the organization.
    Person ID I00117  How Genealogy | HOW family branch that emigrated from England to Minnesota, USA
    Last Modified 7 May 2015 

    Father Samuel Francis Stephen HOW,   b. 25 Jun 1871, 4 Seymour Crescent, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1925, 3149 29 Avenue So, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F00018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sophia Gravel KNOX,   b. 7 Sep 1916,   d. 27 Dec 1977, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 11 Jul 1970  Mille Lacs, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2012 
    Family ID F00043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1915 - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Jul 1970 - Mille Lacs, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 2002 - Holy Cross Cemetery, Onamia, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 2002 - Bemidji, Beltrami County, Minnesota, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Gordon, Donald, Bennett, Francis, Sarah, Dorothy, Alma - 1928
    Gordon, Donald, Bennett, Francis, Sarah, Dorothy, Alma - 1928
    Taken at a studio during Sarah HOW's visit to Alma and family in Minneapolis

    Headstones
    Headstone of Sophia Gravel KNOX and John Bennett HOW
    Headstone of Sophia Gravel KNOX and John Bennett HOW

  • Sources 
    1. [S35] US - Federal Census - 1920.
      Name: Bennett How
      Residence: , Hennepin, Minnesota
      Estimated Birth Year: 1916
      Age: 4
      Birthplace: Minnesota
      Relationship to Head of Household: Son
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Marital Status: Single
      Film Number: 1820838
      Digital Folder Number: 4312186
      Image Number: 324
      Sheet Number: 2
      Household Gender Age
      Parent How M 48y
      Parent Alma How F 38y
      Francis How M 15y
      Donald How M 11y
      Gordon How M 8y
      Dorothy How F 6y
      Bennett How M 4y6m
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWYT-9Z1

    2. [S32] US - Federal Census - 1930.
      Name: Bennett J How
      Event: Census
      Event Date: 1930
      Event Place: Minneapolis (Districts 1-250), Hennepin, Minnesota
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Minnesota
      Estimated Birth Year: 1916
      Relationship to Head of Household: Stepson
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: Sweden
      Enumeration District Number: 224
      Family Number: 48
      Sheet Number and Letter: 3A
      Line Number: 8
      NARA Publication: T626, roll 1098
      Film Number: 2340833
      Digital Folder Number: 4610052
      Image Number: 262
      Household Gender Age
      James E Straigert M 51
      Elmas S Straigert F 48
      Francis W How M 24
      Donald D How M 22
      Gordon H How M 19
      Dorthy A How F 16
      Bennett J How M 14
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X3Z5-R8M

    3. [S37] US - Social Security Death Index.
      Name: Bennett John How
      Event: Death
      Event Date: 13-Oct-02
      Event Place: Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota
      Birth Date: 10-Jun-15
      Birthplace: Minnesota
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V4HL-81S

    4. [S61] US - Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002 .
      Name: Bennett John How
      Birth Date: 10 Jun 1915
      Birth City: Minneapolis
      Birth State or Country: Minnesota
      Death Date: 13 Oct 2002
      Death County: Beltrami
      Death City: Bemidji
      Mother's Maiden Name: Benson
      State File Number: 2002-MN-035535

    5. [S42] US - Minnesota, Marriage Index, 1958-2001.
      Name: Bennett J How
      Event: Marriage
      Event Date: 11-Jul-70
      Event Place: Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States
      Gender: Male
      Age: 55
      Estimated Birth Year: 1915
      Spouse: Sophie Knox
      Spouse's Age: 52
      Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1918
      Record Type: Groom
      Page: E10
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF1D-MT1