Abner Michael Howe

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

A. M. Howe's Market Garden, Kitsumkalum Valley BC.
Fred Button, Prince Rupert, Photo No 278
Postcard donated by Darren Rieberger

Abner Michael Howe
b- June 30, 1858 in North Lake?, NB, Canada
d- Sept 20, 1943 in Mission BC, age 78
Buried in Hatzic Cemetery, Hatzic, Fraser Valley Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Plot 117 12

In 1871 census mother Eliza Howe, age 36, a widow, sister Margaret, age 17, and Abner 14 all in Burton, Sunbury, NB

In 1881 census, living in North Lake, York, NB, he is age 26, living with Daniel and Mary J. Woods. Possibly Maria's parents.

1901 he is in Parish of Petersville, Sunbury and Queens, NB, name Abner Howe, b- June 30, 1858. A Baptist farmer, married to Maria Howe.

In 1911 Census shown as Abram M. Howe born in NB, june 1857, wife Maria A. Howe, shown as a Dutch family. Shown as a rancher in Kitsumkalum BC

In 1921, in Terrace, he appears correctly as Abner Michael Howe, age 63, with his wife Maria Amelia Howe, nee Wood age 59.
He is shown as a fruit farmer, Age 63

I think his Grandfather was John Howe, b- US, age 60, a farmer, and Grandmother- Mary Ann Howe, b- NB, age 40, in 1871

wife-Maria Amelia Howe
b- June 5, 1862 in NB
d- Jan 10, 1935, Mission BC, age 73
Buried in Hatzic Cemetery, BC

History Trivia: I don't know 100% for sure, but my bet is Howe Creek and Howe Creek Walking Trail names known in Terrace, originated from this family, all located at the base of the Bench.
Those postcards showing the fruit tree farms from the bench, are probably showing their farm.
I know I have a few postcards online showing various farms from the top bench, I am pretty sure, the Howe’s were one for sure now


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