HOWES Caroline (Turner)

Caroline Turner
Born in London 25th April 1852 to James Turner & Ann Thomas. Caroline married William Sidney Howes and they had 13 children.
She died on 25th April 1925 in Nelson NZ.

OBITUARY from The Timaru Herald
There passed away at Nelson another of South Canterbury’s pioneers in the person of Mrs William Howes, age 74 years. The late Mrs Howes, left Plymouth in December 1874 in the sailing vessel ‘Atrato,’ the largest sailing vessel to have left for New Zealand up to that time. She left with 1000 immigrants aboard. So great was the crowd that she had to be doubled-officed.
Mr and Mrs Howes losing their first born in sight of New Zealand. Twenty-two children died. On 21 June 1875, they landed in surf-boats at Timaru after a rough voyage lasting six months. Mr and Mrs Howes found employment with the late Mr Barker at Orari, afterwards going to Pleasant Point, and from there to Te Moana, then known as Rhubarb Flat.
After 25 years at Te Moana, the family took up a sheep run at Takaka, Nelson, returning to Tahuna, Nelson. The deceased lady is survived by her husband and family. The latter consists of three sons and four daughters. Those residing in South Canterbury being
Mr Victor Howes, Chamberlain, Albury
Mr Chris Howes, Sherwood Downs, Fairlie
and Mrs Rowan also of Fairlie