I am so glad you posted a message. I have since found a bit more on John Hone but I am still stumped about his heritage but I think you and I have a match. John named his son Ernest W. and his daughter Mary Agnes, those could be after his siblings. I did find a possible brother to John in Philadelphia, Walter C. living in Phila
1930 U.S. Federal CensusPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia Philadelphia (Districts 1001-1236)District 1056 5526 Marshall St 1910 Pennsylvania, PHILADELPHIA,33-WD PHILADELPHIASeries: T624Roll: 1405Page: 37 HONEWALTER 44 b:eng 1864 watchman for factory md18 yrs 661 East Clementine St 1900 Penn Census28-WD PHILADELPHIA Series: T623Roll: 1469Page: 238 states immigration was 1886 occupation decorator md 8 yrs in US 14yrs, 2257 chadwick st
Walter was married to a woman named Sarah also b:engl july 1868 they had children named Mary b:1892 pa, Francis 1892pa,Helen 1896 pa, Agnes 1909 pa.
the profile fits exactly except that he emmigrated a few years before John Hone. This may be why you can't find any definate answers in England. I cannot find John Hone or his family in the 1910 census. John Hone died in 1911 but I have no idea what happed to his wife, Jennie E. Friel, or when she died but it was before 1917 when their daughter Mary Agnes Hone married Hayes Rainier in Phila. I do have the marriage information for John Hone and Jennie Friel if you want it. I do not have any more information on Walter though. I have been waiting for confirmation on the family link first. I have also been trying to track down the lost Hone uncle and cousins in Phila for family reasons and to see if they would be willing to participate in the geneaology DNA project. Here is some John Hone information.
1890 Philadelphia City Dirctory Hone, John, laborer, h 723 Fawn
1892 Dispensation Nov 8 at St. at St. Charles Catholic Church Philadelphia PA John Francis Hone, Bap. Prot Jennie Friel Cath
1900 Phila Census ED 770 Sht 11 LN 85 1911:John Hone, 42, died January 24, 1911 of tuberculosis; single, born 24 January 1869 in England, as were his parents (no names given); lived at 2320 Wilden Street; buried in Holy Cross Cemetery; information supplied by Nellie Friel.
Let me know what you think Tara Rainier (firstname.lastname@example.org)