Henry Howse Sr- 1809- 1891- Son of
An only son to Joseph Howse was an honor extraordinaire
He basked in the glorious footsteps
following them with care
My Dad is so amazing and people listen
to his thoughts
Id like to grow up strong and measure
his stature a lot.
The Hudsons Bay Company put my
Dad in charge I know
My Mom Mary and I appreciated the honor
Those were the days when buffalo
roamed the Prairie Plains
Bygone days - the memories and tall
grass are all that remain.
Metis unrest is beginning; moving to Fort Victoria is a must
Land gone; work going, livelihood at
risk; now a search for trust!
Welcome friends, Reverends George and
John McDougall said
said the Hudson Bay Company heres your bed.
Henry was a trader and carpenter at Fort Victoria its recorded
He constructed the clerks quarters;
preserved but unrecorded.
Close by friends and family, Henry
and Jane Spence remained.
Heartland will be our home for generations to claim.
As Jane Howse
grew up; a beautiful, brave woman was she
Rescuing an emancipated man on the
river bank- no banshee
Sam Livingston was his name; golden
hair the color of wheat,
Who would know that this man would
sweep her off her feet?
Preserve Our Family History by Carol H Vulliamy- 2009