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William Haughton HOW[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1860 - 1921  (61 years)


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  • Name William Haughton HOW 
    Born 1 Jan 1860  St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Apr 1921  St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • This was apparently homicide "Gunshot wound of chest". No other details are available.
    Person ID I00284  How Genealogy | HOW family branch that emigrated from England to Missouri, USA
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2018 

    Father Josiah Alfred HOW,   b. 25 Nov 1826, Bromley, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1872, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann HARRIS,   b. 1 Feb 1827, Bromley, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1914, Jefferson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 Jul 1850  Charlton, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00072  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriet M BROWN,   b. 20 Feb 1856, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1935, Webster Groves, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1881  St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Alfred John HOW,   b. 21 Feb 1882, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1940, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. William Godfrey HOW,   b. 13 Jun 1884, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1914, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
    +3. Herbert Eugene HOW,   b. 8 Nov 1886, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1979, Jefferson County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F00096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Jan 1860 - St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jan 1881 - St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 1921 - St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Extract from St Louis Post Newspaper of 26 April 1921
    Extract from St Louis Post Newspaper of 26 April 1921
    Griocer Shot and Killed in Store
    Killing Result of Alleged Mistreatment of Slayer's 12-Year-OId Daughter by the Merchant.
    TRAGEDY OCCURS AT 3724 PENROSE STREET
    Charles Flaskamp, 38, Surrenders to Police and Gives Reasons for Shooting William How, 61.
    Charles Flaskamp, 38 years old, a car builder of 193 1A East Warne avenue, went Into William How's grocery store,
    3724 Penrose street, at 6:30 last evening, and shot and killed How, who was 61 years old.
    Flaskamp went out and reported the killing to a policeman, and was taken to the Angellce Street Station.
    He said his reason for killing How was a story which his wife had told him, on his return from work,
    to the effect that How had mistreated their 12-year-old daughter, Virginia Flaskamp.
    Mrs. Flaskamp said, according to her husband, that she had not learned of the matter until yesterday,
    when her daughter told her a story covering a period of nearly two years.
    Girl's Story Repeated.
    The girl said, according to the mother's story as repeated by the father,
    that about two years ago How persuaded her, by a promise of candy,
    to go into a room behind s the store. A few minutss later the
    girl's screams caused Mrs. How to come down from her kitchen, above the 6tore.
    How. according, to the girl's story, explained the matter to his wife by saying,
    "The girl got scared at a rat."
    Later trh girl (unclear). How again persuaded her to go into the rear room,
    and she said that the last occurrence of this kind was about last Christmas.
    The girl said nothing to her parents, and her reason for telling her mother yesterday
    was that she believed people were talking, about her.
    Her reason for this belief, she said, was given by the remarks and conduct
    toward her of William Lammers, 38 years old, of 1929 East Warne avenue,
    who took her for an automobile ride Sunday. She said he spoke to her about
    her acquaintance with "old man How," and that he attempted to take liberties with her.
    After the father had told his story, Lammers was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace.
    He was released on bond, and refused to say anything as to the girl's story.
    In Police Court today a request of Lammers that his case be continued to May 14 was granted.
    Slayer Tells His Story.
    Flaskamp, when seen by a Post-Dispatch reporter at the station today,
    told of the circumstances of the shooting. "When my wife told me what had
    happened to Virginia," he said, "I went to How's store and walked in.
    How came out of the back room, and I said, I suppose you know why I have come."
    "How said he didn't know, and I said, You know what you did to my little girl, Virginia.
    "How said he hadn't done anything, and started to back out. Then I got out my revolver and shot him. That's all."
    The bullet entered How's left breast and pierced his heart. Flaskamp said to policemen that
    the revolver belonged to a relative, and that he borrowed it a few days ago because he had been
    threatened with injury in a labor dispute. Mrs. Flaskamp and her daughter could not be seen
    when a reporter called at the Warne avenue home. How's widow, when seen, said she knew Virginia Flaskamp,
    but that to her knowledge, the girl had not been at the store for a long time.
    She said she remembered the incident of the girl's screaming,
    and How's explanation that a rat had frightened her.
    1922-02-19 St Louis Post Newspaper Article About Trial
    1922-02-19 St Louis Post Newspaper Article About Trial

    Headstones
    Headstone of William Haughton HOW d.1921
    Headstone of William Haughton HOW d.1921
    at Valhalla Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA

    Certificates - Death
    Death Certificate - William Haughton HOW d.1921
    Death Certificate - William Haughton HOW d.1921
    He was apparently killed. Death certificate says homicide by gunshot wound.

  • Sources 
    1. [S50] US - Federal Census - 1860.
      Name: William M How
      Age in 1860: 7 months
      Birth Year: abt 1859
      Birthplace:Missouri
      Home in 1860: Central, St Louis, Missouri
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Rock Hill
      Value of real estate: View image
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Josiah How 33
      Mary A How 32
      Edward How 7
      Alfred How 2
      William M How 7/12

    2. [S51] US - Federal Census - 1870.
      Name: William How
      Age in 1870: 11
      Birth Year: abt 1859
      Birthplace: Missouri
      Home in 1870: Saint Louis, Saint Louis, Missouri
      Gender: Male
      Post Office: Saint Louis
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Josiah How 47
      Mary How 43
      Edward How 18
      Alfred How 14
      William How 11
      Fred How 7
      Hiram How 5
      Josiah How 4
      John How 2

    3. [S33] US - Federal Census - 1900.
      Name: William H How
      Titles & Terms:
      Residence: St. Louis city, St. Louis, Missouri
      Birth Date: Jan 1860
      Birthplace: Missouri
      Relationship to Head of Household: Self
      Spouse: Harriet M How
      Spouse's Birthplace: Illinois
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Race or Color (expanded): White
      Head-of-household Name: William H How
      Gender: Male
      Marital Status: Married
      Years Married: 19
      Estimated Marriage Year: 1881
      Mother How Many Children:
      Number Living Children:
      Immigration Year:
      Enumeration District: 413
      Page: 21
      Sheet Letter: A
      Family Number: 454
      Reference Number: 25
      Film Number: 1240901
      Image Number: 165
      Household Gender
      William H How M
      Spouse Harriet M How F
      Child Alfred A How M
      Child William G How M
      Child Herbert E How M
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3DD-ZG5

    4. [S34] US - Federal Census - 1910.
      Name: William How
      Age in 1910: 50
      Birth Year: abt 1860
      Birthplace: Missouri
      Home in 1910: Central, Saint Louis, Missouri
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Father [Foster]
      Marital Status: Married
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Alfre? J How 28
      Elsie A How 22
      Russell A How 3
      Austin How 1
      William Weissgerbe 20
      William How 50
      Hattie How 53

    5. [S35] US - Federal Census - 1920.
      Name: William H How
      Age: 60
      Birth Year: abt 1860
      Birthplace: Missouri
      Home in 1920: St Louis Ward 21, St Louis (Independent City), Missouri
      Street: Penrose Street
      House Number: 3724
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Harriette M How
      Father's Birthplace: England
      Mother's Birthplace: England
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Salesman
      Industry: Grocery Store
      Employment Field: Own Account
      Home Owned or Rented: Rent
      Able to Read: Yes
      Able to Write: Yes
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      William H How 60
      Harriette M How 60
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M8Z1-X6R

    6. [S17] Death Certificate.

    7. [S36] US - Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002.
      Name: William H How
      Marriage Date: 13 Jan 1881
      Marriage County: St Louis
      Spouse Name: Harriet M Brown