Howard Family


Charles William Howard (1860-1928)

Charles was born on 26 November 1860 at Lower Bockhampton, Dorset. His parents were Suffolk-born William Howard (1821-1906), a dairyman, and his second wife Maria Howard nee Suttle (1825-1905).

Charles married Emily Alice Tewksbury (1861-1936) , known as Alice, at Portsea, Hampshire in 1887.

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Charles and Alice had seven children, one of whom died shortly after birth:

  • William Albert Howard (1887-1954)
  • Charles Gordon ‘Gordon’ Howard (1887-1967)
  • Henry Wilton Howard (1889-1889) – died in infancy
  • Francis Lee Suttle ‘Frank’ Howard (1890-1958)
  • Alice Daisy Maria ‘Daisy’ Howard (1892-1976)
  • George Frederick Howard (1893-1956)
  • Eva May Howard (1895-1972) – married

In 1917, Charles was elected as Overseer of the Poor.

Charles died at Tyneham on 28 November 1928. He was buried in Stratton churchyard on 1 December 1928.

Alice Daisy Maria ‘Daisy’ Howard (1892-1976)

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Daisy married Harry Stephens.

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Harry Stevens was a Private with the Dorsetshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion (service number 27367) who died on 16 July 1917 aged 34. Harry is commemorated at Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Iraq (grave/memorial reference XV. C. 11.).

Harry was the son of the late John Stevens (1848-1915) and Mary Stevens nee Savage (1848-1898), of Eastington Farm, Swanage and husband of Alice ‘Daisy’ Maria Stevens nee Howard (1892-1976) of Blashenwell Farm, Kingston, Dorset. Harry and Daisy had a son Laurie Howard Stevens (1912-2005) and twins May Howard Stevens and Edward Howard Stevens both of whom sadly died shortly after birth in 1914.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Leahy
Photo courtesy of Lisa Leahy

Page last updated: 15 July 2021