Hilda Blanch HOWELLS 1896 (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Thursday, February 14, 2019, 17:12 (513 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

FamilySearch has;

US Census 1930

2460, 16th Street, 8th Precinct, Washington City, District of Columbia, United States.

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Rene J Van Simaeys Head M 31 Belgium. Married. White. Immigrated 1927. Butler, embassy.
Florence M Van Simaeys Wife F 41 England. Married. White. Immigrated 1927. Maid, embassy.
Hilda B Howells Sister F 34 England. Single. White. Immigrated 1930. Clerk, department store.
Mary Howells Niece F 15 England. Single. White. Immigrated 1930. None.

Full image here https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9RH9-WLH?i=5&cc=1810731

Amd image of their Immigration Manifest as transcribed by MPG in previous post:

NB: It appears that Hilda is sister to Florence and not head-of-household Rene.

I now see this information matches that given by Unknown on their post of May 2011 on this thread. However it appears Rene was a butler at the Embassy, and not the "diplomat" he may have claimed to be.


Name Florence Van Simaeys
Event Type Immigration
Event Date 1927
Event Place New York, New York, United States
Gender Female
Age 38
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Birthplace England
Ship Name SS Paris

Full image here, shows they were originally from Paris, sailed from Le Havre, husband Rene is with her, he was a "Ch Steward" and both travelled on Diplomatic Passports, as did others on the same page:

US Census 1940
Tract 46, Police Precinct 2, Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Rene J Van Simaeys Head M 41 Belgium. Accountant.
Florence M Van Simaeys Wife F 51 England.

Full image here: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89M1-L4QT?i=20&cc=2000219

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