Advent Calendar: Selina Roberts

Selina Howells nee Roberts

Born 1846, Died 1933, aged 87
Lived in: Barmouth, Wales; Penrhiwceiber, Wales; Winnapeg, Canada; Vancouver, BC, Canada
Married: Gabriel Howells
Ellen Catherine Howells
Howell Gabriel Howells
Selina Jane Howells
Gwen Mary Howells
Hugh Cadvan Howells
Eliza Anne Howells
Catherine Howells
Edward Gabriel Howells

Selina Roberts was born in 1846 in North Wales to Hugh and Ellen Roberts. At the age of twenty-seven, she married a young man by the name of Gabriel Howells, and the two settled down to raise a family together in Northern Wales. After the loss of their first children to whooping cough, the young family moved to Southern Wales, where Gabriel could find work as a stone-mason. Soon, though, the family moved again, going to live with Gabriel's brother in Manitoba, Canada, settling on his farm for a while before moving to their own home in Winnapeg. After their children had all grown, the couple moved to Vancouver, BC, where the climate was warmer, and to be close to several of their children who had moved to the area. The couple lived there until their deaths in the early thirties, living long enough to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary in 1932.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.