For Family Tree see HOWE
Howe, an Engine Driver and Mary Basheameth Howe (nee
Birth: She was born 19th December 1880 at House 12,
Court 1 Union Street, in the centre of Coventry.
Early Years: She was one of 6 children., having 3
brothers and 2 sisters
As a child she lived in the congested central
streets of Coventry. Although born in Union Street, by the age of 3 months the
family were living in a house in Court 1, Spon Street. moving when she
was 2 years old to Chauntry Place (near Lady Herberts Garden).
By the age of 6, the family had moved to a small house in
a court at Little Park Street, and 5 years later were living close by in
Park Terrace (now under the Inner Ring Road near the present day
Coventry Police Station).
By the age of 19 she had met her future husband who was
from Radford, then just out of central Coventry, and soon the young couple
decided to get married.
Marriage: One week after her 20th birthday she
married George CAKEBREAD, at St.Michaels, Coventry on
25 Dec 1900.
Children: The couple had 4 children:
Known Places of Residence:
December 1900, the couple are said to be living in Much Park Street, in
central Coventry, but it is suggested they were living just round the
corner with Ellens parents Abraham and Mary Howe at 59 St. Johns
When baby Florence was born they were in New
Buildings, a 1/2 mile away.
From 1903 to 1905 they resided at
108 Radford, Coventry, near Georges father.
It is known that
between 1905 and 1910 they lived near Much Park Street but cannot be found on
Voters Lists. At that time only the householder appeared on these Lists
and it is again suggested that they lived with Ellens parents at 59
St. Johns Street.
In 1911 they moved to out of the city
centre to 5 Francis Street at Foleshill.
In 1913 they purchased 12 Silverton Road,Coventry,
and also took the opportunity to buy the adjoining 2 houses, 8 and 10.
They lived here until 1929. In 1927 they purchased a site for a new house
at 175 Old Church Road, just opposite St. Laurence's Church and moved
there in 1929.
Death: Ellen died on 28 Apr 1955 at 175 Old
Church Road, Foleshill, Coventry, at approximately 74 years of age.
Burial: She was buried on 3 May 1955 in London Road Cemetery,
Coventry, Grave 38, Square168/169.