Howard Austin Horton was the ninth child of Samuel Horton & Ann Maria Oakley born April 14th, 1891 at Barr St, Lower Gornall, Sedgley, Staffs & christened May 6th, 1891 at St James, Lower Gornall, Staffs.
In 1901 Howard was living with his parents & 5 brothers & a sister at 33 Barr St, Lower Gornall.
Howard was still living at home in 1911, now 33 Oak Lane, Kingswinford. As well as his parents there were 2 brothers & a sister still living at home. Howard was working as a stoker at the colliery.
Howard married Mary Elizabeth Evans in Jan-March 1914 at Dudley. Mary was born March 1st, 1890.
The 1939 register shows Howard & Mary & 2 children living at 22 Tansey Green, Brierley Hill where Howard was a general labourer.
Son Samuel, now married to Emily May Glover, were living nearby at 27 Tansey Green in 1939 & Samuel was a colliery boiler stoker & Emily a tile press worker. They were to have 1 daughter & 3 sons. Daughter Muriel & husband Reginald Hill, a steel erector, were living at 33 High St, Brierley Hill with 2 children in 1939.
Mary died on February 16th, 1960 at 22 Dreadnought Rd, Pensnett, Staffs. Administration of her estate was granted to husband Howard, a brickworks stoker, & her effects were £596.4s.4d.
Howard died on August 27th, 1963 at 22 Dreadnought Rd, Pensnett, Staffs. Probate was granted at Birmingham on January 7th, 1964 to daughter Muriel Elizabeth Hill (wife of Reginald Hill) & Harold Thomas Hyde, welder (husband of daughter Iris). His effects were £1,440.
The children of Howard Austin Horton & Mary Elizabeth Evans were:
h.188.8.131.52.1 Muriel Elizabeth Horton born July 30th, 1914 at Dudley; died February 2001 at Dudley
h.184.108.40.206.2 Samuel Harold Horton born May 17th, 1917 at Dudley; died November 5th, 1988
h.220.127.116.11.3 Linda M Horton born December 11th, 1921 at Dudley; died July-September 1935 at Kingswinford, Staffs
h.18.104.22.168.4 Iris M Horton born December 11th, 1921 at Dudley
h.22.214.171.124.5 Joyce E Horton born Jan-March 1930 at Stourbridge, Worcs