Ann Howes

ID # 6023, (1857-)
FatherAugustus Howes (1820-1889)
MotherAnn Hay (1813-1902)
BirthAnn Howes was born on 2 October 1857 at Pilkington Twp., Wellington Co.. 
ChristeningShe was christened on 7 May 1859 at Pilkington Twp. 
MarriageShe married James McVicker on 31 August 1876 at Kincardine, Bruce County.
Mrge reg. 001587-76 Kincardine, Bruce Co.
James McVicker, age full, bachelor, laborer, Presbytrian. Born Ireland, residing Kincardine. Parents John and Catherine McVicker.
Annie House, age under, spinster, Methodist. Born Canada, residing Kincardine. Parents Augustus and Ann Howes.
Witnesses Conrad House and illeg. House, both of Kincardine.
On August 31, 1876, at Kincardine, by Wm. Anderson, M.A.

The bride's name is shown as House; her father's is shown as Howes.

The town of Kincardine was in the township of Kincardine in Bruce County. Both municipalities had their clerk's for purposes of civil registration. The township marriages for the year 1876 clearly identify Kincardine Township. The town registrations are simply identified as 'Kincardine'. The clerk at Kincardine town, John Hunter,had idiosyncatic handwriting to put it mildly - at times to the point of illegibility. An added wrinkle is that John Hunter's entries appear in two different hands. At a guess and since John Hunter was evidently the designated clerk, the rather more legible handwriting was that of someone else - perhaps a family member.

The 1881 census clearly shows Augustus House and family as residing in Kincardine town.
 
NoteAnn's date of birth and baptism is taken from the Wesleyan Methodist baptisms as transcribed by Ida Reed and which appear on the Thunder Bay website of Bill Martin.

For some reason, Ann's baptism is registered in a volume entitled Western District. This will surely be in error, for she is shown as being born in Pilkington Township and baptised and residing in this same township. Pilkington Township had been in the Wellington District, but by the time of Ann's baptism Pilkington was in Wellington County.

Ann was with her parents when they moved to the town of Kincardine on the Lake Huron shore of Bruce County. She married James McVicker in 1875 and gave birth there to daughters Annie in 1876 and Catharine Violet in 1878. By the time of the 1881 census, she is still in Kincardine, but with her parents and she is shown as a widow. Her two children are with her. 

Children of Ann Howes and James McVicker

Last Edited8 Nov 2017