Elizabeth Hudson Howlett
Place of Birth
Known RelativesUnnamed parents (deceased); Elias Hudson (brother, deceased);
Frederick Hudson (brother, deceased);
Mister Howlett (father in-law, deceased);
John Howlett, Sr. (husband, deceased);
John Howlett, Jr. (son, allegedly deceased); James Howlett (Wolverine) (son);
Laura Kinney (X-23) ("granddaughter", son's female clone);
Ophelia Sarkissian (Viper) (ex-daughter-in-law);
Itsu Akihiro (daughter-in-law, deceased); Daken (grandson); Erista (grandson); William Downing (Gunhawk) (step-grandson, deceased); Saw Fist (step-grandson, deceased); Cannon Foot
(step-grandson, deceased); Shadowstalker (step-granddaughter, deceased); Fire
Knives (step-granddaughter, deceased); Amiko Kobayashi (foster granddaughter);
Frederick Hudson II (nephew);
Truett Hudson (grand-nephew);
Victor Hudson (grand-nephew); James Hudson (Guardian) (grand-nephew)
In the late 19th century, Elizabeth Hudson married John Howlett Sr.. The two became wealthy land owners in Alberta, Canada due to her husband's hard work and the inheritance from her father-in-law, Mister "Old Man" Howlett. Elizabeth and John had a child together who they named after her husband, John Howlett, Jr.
It is unmentioned how long it lasted, but Elizabeth had an affair with the Howlett Estate's groundskeeper, Thomas Logan. Elizabeth had a second child named James by this affair, who John, Sr. raised as his own (whether he knew about the affair or not is unknown). (To learn about the above highlighted characters, click on their names above.)
Although John, Sr. was a good man and a
loving father, the family life was
not as good as could be. One day, it was revealed that Elizabeth and John's first born son,
John , Jr. was born a mutant when bone claws grew from his hands. Due to unknown circumstances, he died at a young age. It was
implied that John, Sr. was the one who killed John, Jr. when he attacked
his mother and his father couldn't defend her. However, what is known is that their son
scarred his mother's back with his claws prior to his death. John, Sr. was fairly distraught by being forced to murder John,
Jr. However, this had a huge impact on
Elizabeth, who would not often leave her own room, much less leave the
talk to her other son, James from that point on.
One day, Rose O'Hara (a red-headed Irish
girl) was brought to the Howlett Estate from town to be a companion to
the young James.
However, when James' friend, Dog (son of the groundskeeper, Thomas Logan), made unwanted advances towards Rose,
this to his father. Much like his father (who had a violent
short-temper, a mean disposition, and flew into uncontrollable
rages), Dog retaliated by killing James' puppy, Callie. Due to Dog's
and failing to
control his son, John Howlett, Sr. fired and kicked out both Thomas and
from their estate.
After this, Thomas, in a drunken
stupor and armed with a shotgun, invaded the Howlett Estate with his son Dog. He
demanded money and attempted to take Elizabeth. Elizabeth's husband attempted to stop Thomas and defend his family, but the groundskeeper shot him down in cold blood. At that moment, Elizabeth's son, James, had just entered the
room and witnessed his father die. When this occurred, for the first
time James' mutation manifested itself--claws extended from the
backs of his hands. In an uncharacteristic ferocity, James attacked both
intruders. The attack left Dog's face scarred with three claw marks,
and Thomas Logan was killed when James drove his newly
manifested bone claws into Thomas' chest. Shocked upon witnessing both her husband and lover's deaths and James' mutation, Elizabeth called her son a freak and threw him out of the house.
Due to the depression that came over her, Elizabeth took her own life.
There isn't anything there, but here in the link to Elizabeth Howlett's bio on Marvel.com, http://marvel.com/universe/Howlett,_Elizabeth.