HOW Family genealogy
Genealogy of the HOW family - originally of Kent, England
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Michael Edward HOW

Michael Edward HOW

Male 1926 - 2016  (90 years)

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  • Name Michael Edward HOW 
    Born 2 Oct 1926  89 Gipsy Hill, Norwood, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Education Abt 1937  Alleyn's School,Townley Road, Dulwich, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Abt 1939  Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education Abt 1939  Maidstone Grammar School, Barton Road, Maidstone, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Education 1944  Battersea Polytechnic Institute, Battersea, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1949  Sturtevant Engineering Company, Cannon Street, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1951  BCURA, Leatherhead, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1956  BP Research, Sunbury-on-Thames, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1961  CEGB, Guildford, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1962  CEGB, Marchwood Power Station, Marchwood, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address 1970  Withy Bed, All Saints Road, Lymington, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1982  CEGB, Marchwood Power Station, Marchwood, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address Abt 1987  6 Fairfield Close, Lymington, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Nov 2016  6 Fairfield Close, Lymington, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From his Grandson (Gavin How), read at his funeral:
      "For the few of you who might not know me my name is Gavin and I am Michael's Grandson. I would like to thank you all for being here on this day of reflection of Grandpas long life and it brings me countless joy that the Grandpa I knew and loved was also loved by many others. It is an honour to get to say a few words here today. However, I don't think you need me to tell you what an outstanding man Grandpa Michael was, he demonstrated that with ease, so instead I would like to tell you today what he meant to me and some of the memories I hold.
      Some of my earliest and most cherished times were spent down in Lymington with Grandpa and the wider How family on a Lymo weekend. A weekend packed with food, board games and laughter, there was nowhere else I felt more at home than in Grandpas house.
      Just a month ago, another of these events was taking place and it was perhaps the greatest of them all, the Guy Fawkes weekend. I awoke on the Saturday morning to the sound of Grandpa whistling and singing as if he was a man 20 years younger. I think Grandpa and I had equal excitement for what lay ahead and those few days could have not better summed up what I loved about Grandpa and the environment he created. After an action packed weekend at Lymo there was never any room for the worries and stresses of normal life. Grandpa was always appreciative of life and positive, never dwelling on the negatives.
      Growing older, my life became ever more crammed with activities and commitments, I always prioritised weekends at Grandpas over anything else, often letting school work fall by the wayside while I was down there.
      As I look out across at you, I cannot help but notice that many of you are of an older generation and for this I am jealous. In the 19 years that I knew Grandpa he had nothing but a positive influence on my life, and to think that some of you here knew Michael for an even longer period means you were all the more lucky than I. I know I can speak with confidence when I say that Grandpa you will be missed, I hope to embrace life with as much enthusiasm and love as you did."
    Person ID I00146  How Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2018 

    Father Alfred Butterworth HOW,   b. 23 Dec 1878, 64 Old Town Street, Plymouth, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1971, Lymington, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Edith Emily JONES,   b. 1 Apr 1886, Islington, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1953, Tavistock, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 30 Apr 1910  Parish Church, Brixton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary GERNAT,   b. 16 Aug 1926, 10 Beech Walk, Ewell, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1998, Lymington, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1953  Leatherhead, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
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    Certificates - Marriage
    Marriage Certificate - Michael How and Mary Gernat m.1953
    Marriage Certificate - Michael How and Mary Gernat m.1953
    Last Modified 25 May 2015 
    Family ID F00052  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1926 - 89 Gipsy Hill, Norwood, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Alleyn's School - Abt 1937 - Alleyn's School,Townley Road, Dulwich, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Evacuated her from Maidstone, Kent - Abt 1939 - Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Only here for for a few months before the school was evacuated because of the War - Abt 1939 - Maidstone Grammar School, Barton Road, Maidstone, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Achieved a 2nd in BsC Engineering. - 1944 - Battersea Polytechnic Institute, Battersea, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Sturtevant Engineering Company. - 1949 - Sturtevant Engineering Company, Cannon Street, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Worked for British Coal Utilisation Research Association (BCURA) - 1951 - BCURA, Leatherhead, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Apr 1953 - Leatherhead, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - BP Research - 1956 - BP Research, Sunbury-on-Thames, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - CEGB Transmission Design and Construction Division - 1961 - CEGB, Guildford, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - CEGB Marchwood Engineering Laboratory (MEL) - 1962 - CEGB, Marchwood Power Station, Marchwood, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - From White Lady, Milford-On-Sea, England - 1970 - Withy Bed, All Saints Road, Lymington, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retired - 1982 - CEGB, Marchwood Power Station, Marchwood, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAddress - From Withy Bed, Lymington - Abt 1987 - 6 Fairfield Close, Lymington, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 2016 - 6 Fairfield Close, Lymington, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Michael How
    Michael How
    Alfred HOW family c.1929
    Alfred HOW family c.1929
    Douglas, Norman, Mary, Edith, Denis and Michael in front
    Alfred HOW family c.1936
    Alfred HOW family c.1936
    Mary, Douglas, Afred, Denis, Norman, Edit and Michael
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Michael How - young
    Michael How - young
    Photo of Douglas, Joy, Norman, Denis, Alfred, Michael, Joan, Mary, Edith, Grandma
    Photo of Douglas, Joy, Norman, Denis, Alfred, Michael, Joan, Mary, Edith, Grandma
    Top Row: Douglas, Joy, Norman, Denis, Alfred
    Bottom Row: Michael, Joan, Mary, Edith, Grandma
    Photo of Denis Frank HOW and Michael Edward How
    Photo of Denis Frank HOW and Michael Edward How
    Michael Edward How is on the left.
    Birchington, Kent in about 1934
    Photo of Denis Frank HOW and Michael Edward How
    Photo of Denis Frank HOW and Michael Edward How
    Michael Edward How is on the left
    Photo of Michael Edward HOW
    Photo of Michael Edward HOW
    About 1934
    Photo of Michael Edward HOW
    Photo of Michael Edward HOW
    Photo of Michael Edward How (probably)
    Photo of Michael Edward How (probably)
    Birchington, Kent in about 1934
    Photo of Michael Edward How's Austin 7 Car 'Felix'
    Photo of Michael Edward How's Austin 7 Car 'Felix'
    Wiki page on Austin 7: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_7
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Michael How's burial - 13 Apr 2018
    Michael How's burial - 13 Apr 2018
    At Lymington church

    Documents
    Letter from BCURA to Michael Edward How c.1951
    Letter from BCURA to Michael Edward How c.1951
    British Coal Utilisation Research Association offering a job as a Research Assistant
    Letter from CEGB to Michael Edward How c.1960
    Letter from CEGB to Michael Edward How c.1960
    CEGB offering a job!
    The order of service for Michael Edward How's Funeral
    The order of service for Michael Edward How's Funeral

    Certificates - Birth
    Birth Certificate - Michael Edward HOW b.1926
    Birth Certificate - Michael Edward HOW b.1926

    Certificates - Death
    Michael How - Death Certificate who died on 11th Nov 2016
    Michael How - Death Certificate who died on 11th Nov 2016

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] UK - England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005.
      England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005
      Name: Michael E How
      Mother's Maiden Surname: Jones
      Date of Registration: Oct Nov Dec 1926
      Registration district: Lambeth
      Registration County: Greater London
      Volume Number: 1d
      Page Number: 629