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Family: John James Groome Howes / Mabel Eliza Snelus (F28410)

m. 7 Feb 1895


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  • John James Groome HowesFather | Male
    John James Groome Howes

    Born  Abt 1870  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     
    Married  7 Feb 1895  [1, 2]  St Michael, Arlecdon, Cumbria  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  Unknown Unknown | F42857 
    Married     
    Father  William Howes | F18732 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ann Jane Cashin | F18732 Group Sheet 

    Mabel Eliza SnelusMother | Female
    Mabel Eliza Snelus

    Born  Abt Aug 1874  Cockermouth RD, Cumberland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 2 Jan 1896  Whitehaven RD, Cumberland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  7 Jan 1896  St Michael, Arlecdon, Cumbria Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Mabel Catherine HowesChild 1 | Female
    + Mabel Catherine Howes

    Born  12 Dec 1895  Havercroft Farm, Lamplugh, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  7 Feb 1982  Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Henry le Heup Cocksedge | F41992 
    Married  11 Oct 1920  Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location


  • Notes  Married:
    • A wedding party snowbound - retyped from the Edinburgh Evening News
      An extraordinary and romantic story of the vicissitudes of a wedding party comes from Cumberland. The marriage of Miss Mabel Snelus, youngest daughter of Major Snelus of Ennerdale Hall, Frizington with Mr John Howes, mining engineer, of Havercroft, should have taken place at two o'clock on Wednesday afternoon, and the bridal party of 14 persons proceeded to Arlecdon church to assist at the ceremony. The Rev. Alfred Churwin of Harrington, got so far as the house of the curate, the Rev. H. Sugden, where he became snow-blocked. The bridegroom started from his residence in a severe snowstorm, but failing to make progress he substituted rugs for a saddle and essayed to reach the church, but was completely weatherbound. Some of the snowdrifts were sixteen feet deep and hedge and roads were lost to view. The party of fourteen had meanwhile gained the church unknown to the bridegroom, who gave up the task after three gallant attempts. The bridal party and the bride were now snowed up in the church, where they had to pass the night, provisions and wraps having with difficulty been conveyed to them by Messrs Percy and George Snelus. The couple were, however, maried at one o'clock yesterday afternoon by Mr Sugden, the road from the church having been cut by 200 labourers."

  • Sources 
    1. [S1797] Cambrian News, 1895 Feb 15.

    2. [S2797] Edinburgh Evening News, 1895 Feb 8.