Melvin Earl Howse (1906-1964)

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Melvin Earl Howse
Howse, Melvin Earl.jpg
Born: 8 Jun 1906 Nunda Twp., Michigan
Died: 27 Oct 1964 Lansing, Michigan
Father: James Milton Howse
Mother: Sarah Ellen Philips
Siblings: Raymond Leslie House
James Milton House, Jr.
Anna E. Overholt
Eisey May Howse
Melvin Earl Howse
Myrtle Sina Howse
Charles Adelbert Howse
Sylvia Pauline Howse
Clifford Leroy Howse
Spouse: (1) Gladys Marie Zumbaugh
Married: 25 Dec 1925 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Melvin Frank Howse
Ellen Marie Howse
Donald Dean Howse
Spouse: (2) Catherine Louise Heynig
Married: 24 Oct 1936 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Children: Helen Louise Howse
Carol Sue Howse
Dr. Gerald Max Howse

Melvin Earl Howse was born the 8 June 1906 in Nunda Twp, Cheboygan, Michigan.

His parents are James Milton Howse and Sarah Ellen Philips.

His siblings are Eisey May, Myrtle Sina, Charles Adelbert, Sylvia Pauline, Clifford Leroy Howse. Myrtle was his twin sister.

He also had two older half-brothers, Raymond Leslie House and James Milton House, Jr. and a half-sister, Annie Overholt.

Melvin married first Gladys Marie Zumbaugh on 25 December 1925 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan.

Their children are Melvin Frank, Ellen Marie and Donald Dean Howse.

Mel and Gladys later divorced.

Melvin married second Catherine Louise Heynig on 24 October 1936 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan. His brother Raymond married them.

Their children are Helen Louise, Carol Sue and Dr. Gerald Max Howse

Melvin died on 27 October 1964 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.


  • Family Records of Arnold L. Howse
  • 1910 Federal Census, McKinley Twp., Emmet, Michigan
House, James M.
, Melvin, son, male, white, 3, single, Michigan, Michigan, Michigan
  • 1920 Federal Census, Harbor Springs, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan:
House, James M.
, Melvin, son, male, white, 13, single, MI, MI, MI
  • Marriage: Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925:
Groom's Name: Melvin House
Groom's Age: 19 years
Groom's Birth Date: 1906
Groom's Birthplace: Trowbridge, Michigan
Groom's Father: James House
Groom's Mother: Sarah Phillips
Bride's Name: Marie Zumbaugh
Bride's Age: 16 years
Bride's Birth Date: 1909
Bride's Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana
Bride's Father: Frank Zumbaugh
Bride's Mother: Nora Hinel
Marriage Date: 25 Dec 1925
Marriage Place: Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Film Number: 2342768
Digital Folder Number: 4210023
Image Number: 597
Reference Number: v 4 rn 3872
Collection: Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925

  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Howse, Melvin  
Birth Date: 8 Jun 1906 
Death Date: Oct 1964 
Social Security Number: 380-05-6831 
State Where Number Was Issued: Michigan
  • Mrs. C. Louise Howse Letter to Joanne M. H. Howse-10 Oct. 1987:
Melvin Earl Howse
Born: June 8, 1906 (a twin)
Place: Nunda Twp., Cheboygan County, MI
Married: Gladys Marie Zumbaugh, December 25, 1925
Divorced: June 16, 1936
Melvin Frank Howse
Ellen Marie Howse (at time of death was Mrs. William Worden)
Second Marriage: Catherine Louise Heynig, October 24, 1936
Melvin Died: October 27, 1964
Helen Louise Marsh
Carol Sue (Ray) Cashin
Dr. Gerald M. "Jerry" Howse