Frances Mary Howell

Frances Mary Howell

Female 1889 - 1982  (92 years)

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  • Name Frances Mary Howell 
    Born 3 May 1889  Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Will 26 Aug 1968  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 1982  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    Block B, St Andrew's Church, Epsom 
    Died 2 Apr 1982  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Address:
    2 Conway Rd 
    Cremated 5 Apr 1982  Purewa, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    _UID 8A4CAC78C4E34D47BA5E495C0DF4E4D1A893 
    Person ID I1508  Treefive
    Last Modified 26 Oct 2016 

    Father Richard Howell,   b. 23 Sep 1865, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1945, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Emma Mildred Pheney,   b. 8 Oct 1858, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1947, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 31 Mar 1888  Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Address:
    the Teachers House 
    Family ID F457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Henry Holmes Jacombs,   b. 7 Oct 1888, Christchurch, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1958, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 21 Aug 1911  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Address:
    St Barnabas Church 
    Children 
     1. Natalie Frances Jacombs,   b. 14 Jul 1912, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 2007, Hamilton, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     2. Eric William Mitchell Jacombs,   b. 28 Oct 1915, Palmerston North, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1943  (Age 27 years)
     3. Francis Edward Jacombs,   b. 10 Apr 1926, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 2007, Whangarei, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Philip Richard Jacombs,   b. 10 Apr 1926, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 2006, Dunedin, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    01026 Frances Mary Jacombs
    01026 Frances Mary Jacombs
    00010 Plaques - FM and WH Jacombs
    00010 Plaques - FM and WH Jacombs
    St Andrews Church, Epsom, Auckland
    00027 Frances Mary Jacombs with daughter Natalie  abt 1918
    00027 Frances Mary Jacombs with daughter Natalie abt 1918
    00028 Eric, Natalie, Frances and John E. Jacombs  abt 1924
    00028 Eric, Natalie, Frances and John E. Jacombs abt 1924
    On holiday at Waiwera
    00301 Richard and Emma Howell
    00301 Richard and Emma Howell
    With children Frances and Constance

  • Notes 


    • Frances Mary Howell grew up in Upper Waiwera, and attended school there. She was one of the 44 children who signed at Upper Waiwera School on 20 June 1897, on the occasion of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

      Frances's sister Eileen called her "Frank", possibly because she was a bit of a tomboy. She was also known as Fanny.

      As a young lady she stayed with her aunt Frances Pheney at Christchurch. There she met William Jacombs; they married in Auckland in 1911, then moved first to Christchurch, then to Wellington, where daughter Natalie was born; then to Palmerston North where Eric was born, and where William worked for Sims-Cooper (a stock firm); and finally settled in Auckland where the twins Pip and Frank were born, and where William worked for Collyer Watson. The family lived at 35 Grange Road (previously occupied by Frances Mary's uncle Bob and aunt Frances), which Natalie remembered well; then 6 Dunedin Street, Ponsonby; then in retirement, Frances and William lived at 243 St Andrews Road, Epsom.

      Frances is said to have owned (or William owned) a section on the beach at Palm Beach, Waiheke Island, where they had camping holidays - there were no buildings on it. The section was sold so they could buy another section, at Castor Bay - next to that owned by Pauline Durrieu (known as Aunty Pauline) where the Sinnotts holidayed in the 1950s.

      William died at 70, but Frances stayed on at the St Andrews Rd house, caring for her extensive flower and vegetable gardens for many years. She lived her last years at the Jane Cavenie Rest Home in Mt Eden, Auckland. She has a plaque at St Andrews Church in St Andrews Road, Epsom, Auckland.

  • Sources 
    1. [S110] BIR001 Birth Jacombs Frances Mary, BIR001.

    2. [S2694] BIR001 Birth Howell, Fanny (Frances Mary), BIR001., Waiwera; Fanny Howell; 3 May 1889; certified copy of birth entry; 9701; 22 September 1977.

    3. [S711] Will - Jacombs, Frances Mary, Frances Mary Jacombs; 26 August 1968.

    4. [S4551] ancestry.com New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007, BUR193., St Andrew's Church, Epsom, Auckland.

    5. [S271] DTH071 Death Jacombs, Frances Mary - transcript, DTH071.

    6. [S468] DTH110 Death notices Jacombs, Frances Mary, DTH110., death notices (2); April 1982.

    7. [S286] MAR007 Marriage Howell, Richard and Pheney, Emma.

    8. [S517] MAR074 Marriage Aniversary Howell, Richard and Pheney, Emma Mildred, MAR074., Golden Wedding anniversary notice - Richard Howell and E. Mildred Pheney; March 1938–April 1938.

    9. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, Richard Howell; Emma Mildred Pheney; 275; 1888.

    10. [S287] MAR008 Marriage Jacombs, William Henry Holmes and Howell, Frances Mary, MAR008.

    11. [S510] MAR073 Marriage Jacombs, William Henry Holmes and Howell, Frances Mary, MAR073.

    12. [S1596] MAR Marriage Index NZ - on-line, William Henry Holmes Jacombs; Frances Mary Howell; 4955; 1911.