Monday, April 30, 2012

Archibald Hill and Mary Howes

Archibald Hill had several wives. One of them, Mary House or Howes, was listed in NewFamilySearch with a birth date but not a death date. The Utah State Archives has death certificates, so I checked to see if she died in Utah, which she did. Here is her death certificate. She was 74 years old and died of "myocarditis acute" and "abscessed teeth." (Take good care of your teeth! If you don't, it can lead to or complicate heart problems.)

Mary's maiden name is spelled "House" on her death certificate but "Howes" on earlier records in England and "Howse" on her migration record, so I have used the earliest spelling, "Howes."

I added Mary's death and burial information to NewFamilySearch, complete with citation. The death certificate lists her father's name, which should help trace Mary and her family. She did not have any children, so her husband's descendants from his other wives should make sure that her immediate family's temple work is done.

(If someone wants to do the work, make sure you identify the correct family in England with the father Jervis or Jarvis Howes and a mother who died before Mary left England, and please document all the information you add to NewFamilySearch. Identifying her family is a bit of a challenge, but certainly not impossible.)

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