Pentelow, Howard

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Howard Mitchener Stevenson Pentelow (1901-1963), Halifax Explosion survivor, was born March 18, 1901 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada to William (b.1861) and Maud (Stevenson) Pentelow (b.1871). Howard was a cadet attending the Royal Canadian Naval College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in December 1917. On December 6, 1917 Cadet Pentelow was in the College’s gunroom when the Explosion occurred. He was cut by window glass and blown through a closed door, received wounds to his face and one hand. In 1919 he became a midshipman with the Canadian Navy, then left the military, became an electrical engineer in Chicago, Illinois, United States employed with the Public Service Company of Northern Illinois. He married Naomi Frances Evadne Small (b.1902) in July 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, became a United States citizen in 1933. He died on 26 November 1963 in Rensselaer, Jasper, Indiana, USA.


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2020-02-12 created




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Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Registrations of Births 1858-1913, Wellington 1901, p.237 entry no.64 found on accessed 4 December 2019.
National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri, USA – WWII Draft Registration Cards for Illinois, 1940-1947 [database online] found on accessed 4 December 2019.
Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Registrations of Marriages 1869-1928, reel 854 found on accessed 4 December 2019.
Indiana Archives & Records Administration, Indianapolis, IN, USA Death Certificates 1963 Roll 19 found on accessed 4 December 2019.
1921 Census of Canada, Ontario, Wellington, Sub-district 35 Guelph found on accessed 4 December 2019.

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