Hi Apryl! My grandmother's maiden name was Mary Howdle (born 1897), she had a sister called Florrie (born 1892). Their parents were William Howdle and Emma (maiden name Benton). They had another daughter called Annie and sons William, Thomas, Charles (emigrated to Canada in the 20's), George, John, and maybe more. William senior was a Farmer and was born in Clayhanger.
My dad (Eric Howdle-Smith) who recently died, told me that when he was a child they lived at the butchers (he remembered them killing animals at the back). I think the shop was owned by either his grandfather or his uncle.
My dads father was Fred Smith who died when dad was only one year old, so his mother Mary went back to her maiden name and changed my dads name to Howdle-Smith.
She later married Jack Arblaster and had three more children, Beatrice, Frida and Ray.
I would guess that Mary met her second husband through Florence your great grandmother, so the there is more than one conection between the Arblasters and the Howdles. Incedently I noticed a gravestone in Walsall Wood cemetry with both Arblasters and Howdles on it.