Monday, June 29, 2015

The Obituary of James Edward Howell

J. E. Howell was the youngest son of Peter Howell and wife Elizabeth Floyd Howell. James Edward (or sometimes seen as Edmond), was the one who stayed, who did not move west, who bought up the portions of his father's farm from his siblings who moved west, his unmarried sisters, and even his sister and brother-in-law, Julia and J. F. Capron, who settled around New London in Stanly County.

James Edward Howell and Sarah Frances

J. E. and Fannie Howell and family
In the above picture, seated are James E. Howell and wife Fannie Andrews Howell. Across the back are left to right: Eddie Cleveland Howell (in white rufflle-collared shirt, Ida Burch Howell, James Robert Howell (with moustache), Mary Ollie Howell, Lillie Francis Howell, William Marshall Howell (standing balding), John Astor Howell (boy on stool) and Virginia Elizabeth "Jenny" Howell. The baby in the front is granddaughter Nora Mae.

His father Peter Howell, before him, over time, had also "bought back" almost all of his father Richard Howell former property, who had died young in 1802, and had originally been one fourth of the Peter Winfield plantation, which before that had belonged to Hugh Ross.

J. E. Howell was very respected in his community of "Wharf" along the Rocky River on the Anson/Stanly Count border. He was active in his church, Concord Methodist, and a leader in the community.

The Messenger and Intelligencer
(Wadesboro, North Carolina)
23 Apr 1908, Thu • Page 1

Although listed above, he and wife Sarah Frances "Fannie" Andrews Howell were the parents of the following children:

1872-1946 William Marshall Howell. Married Nora Mae Colson 1876-1953

1874-1969 James Robert Howell. Married Stella Eunice Crump 1874-7965

1876-1916 Charles Richard Howell. Married Nona Hendley 1876-1957

1878-1958 Virginia Elizabeth "Jenny" Howell. Married James Harris Colson 1873-1960

1880-1942  Lilly Francis Howell.  Married Arthur E. Crump 1873-1853

1881-1900 Mary Ollie Howell. Married John Fred Hough

1883-1972 Ida Burch Howell. Married Millard Pleasant Russell 1874-1958

1886-1953 Eddie Cleveland Howell. Married Grover Shelton Kendall (female)  1885-1978

1889-1929 John Astor Howell. Never Married. Died in Auto Accident

The Ansonian
(Wadesboro, North Carolina)
21 Apr 1908, Tue • Page 3

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