William Howell[1, 2, 3]

Male 1861 - 1933  (72 years)


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  • Name William Howell 
    Born 1861  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID K69G-D6T 
    _UID 229107DF4F4C410ABA39BBC2F0ADC695E7A3 
    Died 23 Apr 1933  Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Address:
    Auckland Hospital (from Waiwera) 
    Buried 26 Apr 1933  Takapuna, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Address:
    O'Neill's Point cemetery 
    Person ID I1711  Treefive
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2015 

    Father William Howell,   b. 9 Dec 1823, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1905, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Hariata Callendar,   b. 1833–1836,   d. 5 May 1871, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married Abt 1860 
    Family ID F454  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harriett Brunton,   b. 29 Dec 1870, Wade, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1923, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 6 May 1891  Wade, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address:
    the Wesleyan Church 
    Children 
     1. Harold Wilfred Howell,   b. 18 Apr 1892, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1956, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Frances Ida Allingham Howell,   b. 20 Apr 1894, Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1895, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. George William Howell,   b. 22 Mar 1896, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1970, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Rita Frances Howell,   b. 3 Feb 1898, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1976, Whangarei, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Violet Elsie Howell,   b. 22 Feb 1900, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1975, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Harriet Mary Evelyn Howell,   b. 16 May 1902, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1996, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     7. Robert Charles Allison Howell,   b. 7 Dec 1905, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1991, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     8. Gladys Elva Howell,   b. 27 Sep 1908, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1992  (Age 83 years)
     9. James Gordon Keith Howell,   b. 26 Aug 1910, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1997, Auckland, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     10. Hilda Edna Winafrid Howell,   b. 16 Oct 1912, Upper Waiwera, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1997, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    00225 William and Hettie Howell & family
    00225 William and Hettie Howell & family
    At William's farm, Upper Waiwera
    Back: Keith, Rita, Harold, Nellie (wife of Harold), George, Jack Olberg, Evelyn (Lyn)
    Front: Bill, Edna, Hettie, Elva
    On Bill's knee: Georgina, daughter of Harold and Nellie
    On Hettie's knee: George Creamer
    00136 William Howell - rear, 2nd from right
    00136 William Howell - rear, 2nd from right
    Zita Horsley: "Grandpa Bill with the moustache and dark hair - back row. Don't know the others. Probably Dick and Jim both there". Is the older man (2nd from left) William Howell snr?
    00142 William Howell's house at Waiwera
    00142 William Howell's house at Waiwera
    Taken from hotel gates
    00143 After the fire
    00143 After the fire
    Howell cottage, Waiwera
    00235 William Howell
    00235 William Howell
    Harriet Brunton's husband
    00299 Wedding of Lyn Howell and Jack Olberg
    00299 Wedding of Lyn Howell and Jack Olberg
    left: William Howell. Bridesmaid: Ivy Howell nee Olberg

  • Notes 


    • William grew up in Upper Waiwera, and worked as a labourer.
      He then followed his father into farming, first leasing 69 acres from William Moyes in 1883, and then purchasing 35 acres in 1887. The leased land was purchased in 1912.
      On William's 1891 marriage entry his occupation was given as Settler and his present and usual residence as Waiwera. He was classed as a settler on electoral rolls until 1919 and after that as a farmer.
      In 1903 there was a W. Howell working for Henry Bartlett, builder, on the Waiwera Hall.
      William lived in a house on the Upper Waiwera farm - it is no longer there.
      William spent his later years at a cottage at Waiwera next to the church. The cottage burnt down when it was tenanted; the Howells seem to believe that the tenants were at fault, but Kit (Ron Howell's wife) is related to the tenants and says that they were not at fault. The cottage was one of 5 moved there by sea, for hotel staff. The National Library photo collection has a photo of the row of cottages with Howell's at the front.
      William's death notice in the NZ Herald read:
      "On April 23 1933 at Auckland Hospital, William husband of the late Harriot (sic) Howell, late of Upper Waiwera, 72 years. Funeral will leave the residence of his son Mr H. Howell, 2 Douglas Rd, Mt Eden at 10 am Wednesday 26th inst, for O'Neills Point cemetery."

  • Sources 
    1. [S233] Biography Horsley, Zita - Memories of Waiwera.
      This article is transcribed in BIO007

    2. [S589] TRE041 Family tree - Howell, William and Brunton, Harriet - some descendant names (author Joan McAneaney, for John Howell), TRE041.

    3. [S139] DTH045 Death Howell, Frances Ida Allingham, DTH045.

    4. [S153] DTH069 Death Howell, William, DTH069.

    5. [S306] DTH091 Death notice Howell, William (1933), DTH091., death notice; 24 April 1933.

    6. [S211] MAR062 Marriage Howell, William and Brunton, Harriet - transcript, MAR062.