Ruth Howland

Female27 June 1875–23 April 1962

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Howland was born on 27 June 1875, in Stamford Bridge, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Howland, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Gibson, was 35. She married James Miller Gawley on 30 April 1894, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in York, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 23 April 1962, in Toronto Metropolitan Municipality, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 86, and was buried in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Miller Gawley
Ruth Howland
Marriage: 30 April 1894
Frederick Lee Gawley
Robert James Gawley
Mary Grace Gawley
Dorothy May Gawley
Joseph Ernest Gawley
Ethel Ruth Gawley
Margaret Elizabeth Gawley

Sources (21)

  • Ruth Howland in household of Robert Howland, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Ruth Howland, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Ruth Howland, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 April 1894Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 5

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 9

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


    Age 33

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Holland .

    Americanized form of Norwegian Hovland .

    History: Howland was the name of three Quaker brothers, original settlers in Marshfield, MA. They were from Huntingdonshire, England. The eldest, John Howland (c. 1593–1672) was a passenger on the Mayflower, servant to Gov. John Carver, who died in the first winter at Plymouth Colony.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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