In 1881 he lived at 136 Burnley Road, Accrington.
John Howarth was 64 and an engineer at a cotton mill. He was born in Accrington as were his second wife Ellen (age 52) and children.
He had two surviving children: Nancy (age 30) who was a cotton weaver, and Susannah (age 28, a school teacher, who was subsequently to marry Arthur Bridge).
His possible ancestors can be seen at: https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/tree/161095822/family/pedigree?cfpid=242102282403