Person:Arthur Howard (6)

Arthur Howard
m. DEC 1892
  1. Mary Howard1893 - 1987
  2. James Howard1896 - 1974
  3. Sarah Howard1898 - 1983
  4. Arthur Howard1902 - 1982
  5. Alice Howard1904 - 1989
  6. Edith Howard1912 - 1989
Facts and Events
Name[1] Arthur Howard
Gender Male
Birth? 24 Dec 1902 Holme, Yorkshire, England
Residence[4] 1911 Holme, Yorkshire, England
Death? 27 Aug 1982 Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Burial[3] Holmbridge, Yorkshire, England

Merry Mountain Child

Come strike the harp I long to hear those merry tales of old.

Ere youth has lost its flowery wreath and loving hearts grown cold,

And loving, loving hearts grown cold.

It brings me back those happy days when roving free and wild, I played about my native home,

I played about my native home,

I played about my native home,

A merry mountain child.

       This was one of Arthur Howard’s favourite songs. It was written in 1857 by local composer and choir master, Joe Perkin of Holmfirth and is rarely heard outside the area.


1914 Listed as taking part in Holme Sundaa School Annual Tea and Concert


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  1. Ancestry Family Trees. (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was.
  2.   Various: (c) The Friends of Holme Junior & Infant School and Holme Sunday School Committee. The Three Rs through Three Centuries: A record of education in the village of Holme, West Yorkshire, from 1694 to 1994. (Holmfirth, Yorkshire, England: Victoria Press, 1994).