Clara Howel

F, b. 31 December 1870, d. 7 March 1899
     Clara Howel was born on 31 December 1870. She married James Martin Starr, son of William Norton Starr and Arebella Polson, on 10 October 1890. Clara Howel died on 7 March 1899 at Harrison Co., MO, at age 28.

Arthur Howell

     Arthur Howell was the son of Mark A. Howell and Elizabeth Jane Coil.

Arthur H. Howell

M, b. circa 1825
     Arthur H. Howell was born circa 1825. He married Anna Ruffner, daughter of Henry Ruffner and Sarah Montgomery Lyle, circa 1848 at Pennsylvania.

Betty Janette Howell

F, b. 26 January 1923, d. 23 April 2013
     Betty Janette Howell was born on 26 January 1923 at Cross City, Dixie Co., FL. She married Norman Hendry. Betty Janette Howell died on 23 April 2013 at Mayo, Lafayette Co., FL, at age 90.

Cecile Alta Howell

F, b. 16 January 1894, d. 14 November 1966
     Note: Cecile told this story to her daughter-in-law, Marvel (Hillman) DeVault.

When Cecile's son Bill got a new car he picked her up and took her for a drive. Shortly after they started out he turned a corner sharply and Cecile's door came open. Cecile almost fell out, but she was a short lady and her feet hooked under the dash. I can almost imagine the scene as the car rounds the corner with the top half of Cecile suspended in space and her only connection to the car being her feet hooked under the dash.

Bayard Transcript - January 6, 1938

Mrs. Cecil DeVault has accepted a position as bookkeeper for the Cox Lunber company. Mrs. DeVault was formerly employed as a clerk in the L. B. Murphy store which recently closed out.

Cecile Alta Howell was born on 16 January 1894 at Linden, Dallas Co., IA.1 She was the daughter of Dallas C. Howell and Charlotte C. Holloway. Cecile Alta Howell married Henry Graydon DeVault, son of William Peter DeVault and Anna Elizabeth Campbell, on 4 May 1915 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE. Occupation: Worked in a dry goods store in Bayard, Morrill Co., Nebraska; Telephone Company, Bayard; L. B. Murphy Company (dry goods) in Bridgeport, Morrill Co., Nebraska. Cecile Alta Howell died on 14 November 1966 at Gering, Scotts Bluff Co., NE, at age 72 OBITUARY

Mrs. Cecile DeVault

Mrs. Cecile DeVault, 72, of 1455 Ninth Street, Gering, died at her home Monday. She was born Jan. 16, 1894 at Linden, Iowa. She attended school at Linden and was graduated from Kirkman High School in Kirkman, Iowa. She then came with her parents to Bayard.

She married Henry DeVault in Bayard in 1916.

She lived in the Bayard community many years and later became associated with the L. B. Murphy Co. in Bridgeport. She retired in 1959 when she moved to Reseda, Calif., to be with her son and family. She returned to Gering in 1963 where she made her home with S. N. Howell of Gering.

She is survived by one son, William DeVault of Reseda; one brother, Samuel Howell of Gering, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. One brother preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Boley-Dennis Funeral Home in Gering with the Rev. Merton D. Wyatt officiating. Burial will be in Reseda. A memorial has been established to the Heart Fund.

She was buried in November 1966 at Oakwood Memorial Park and Cemetery, Chatsworth, Los Angeles Co., CA, Findagrave #52185734.

Child of Cecile Alta Howell and Henry Graydon DeVault


  1. [S869] 1900 Federal Census, Dallas County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 427; FHL #1240427.

Charles Howell1

M, b. June 1863
     Charles Howell was born in June 1863 at Illinois.1 He married Laurene Leavitt on 9 October 1890.1

Child of Charles Howell and Laurene Leavitt


  1. [S3263] 1900 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 930; FHL #1240930.

Dallas C. Howell

M, b. March 1871, d. 19 October 1913
     Dallas C. Howell was born in March 1871 at Iowa.1 He was the son of Kneedham Howell and Ruth E. Barnett.1 Dallas C. Howell married Charlotte C. Holloway, daughter of Samuel Holloway and Amanda Jane Snodgrass, on 22 March 1892 at Dallas Co., IA. Cause of death: Burst appendix resulting from acute appendicitis.

Bayard Transcript - October 18, 1913

     D. C. Howell was operated on for an acute attack of appendicitis by Doctors: Deputy, of this place, Stewart, of Mitchell, and Palmer, of Bridgeport. The condition of Mr. Howell only allowed an attempt to remove the pus which had formed, the appendicts (sic) having broken before the operation. The exact result will not be known for a few days but it believed by the physicians that he will recover.
     Since the above was written Mr. Howell's condition has become much worse and no hope is entertained for his recovery.

Also in the same newspaper:     
Miss Elipha Peters, a trained nurse, from Scottsbluff, was with D. C. Howell during his operation for appendicitis, but had to return to the Bluffs on the afternoon train, as she had an critical case at that place. Her place was taken by a nurse from Denver.

Dallas C. Howell died on 19 October 1913 at Bayard, Morrill Co., NE, at age 42


Bayard Transcript - October 25, 1913

     This community was shocked on last Saturday to learn of the death of D. C. Howell which occurred at about four o'clock in the morning. His condition had not given much promise of recovery since his operation for appendicitis which was preformed (sic) Monday by Doctors: Stewart of Mitchell, Palmer of Bridgeport, and Deputy of this place.
     Mr. Howell had suffered three attacks prior to the last one, and had permitted the operation only when he had felt it to be the last resort, as he had hoped to wear out the pain as he had done before. The fact that if he had been operated on a week before, that he would have undoubtedly been alive today, makes his death doubly hard, as his splendid constitution would have carried him through.
     Mr. Howell was married in Michigan in 1891 to Miss Charlotte Holloway and to this union two sons and one daughter were born, all being present at his demise.
     Mr. Howell came to Bayard a few years ago and started a meat market which was burned down a short time later, after which he went into the stock market, working at time-at his trade. Possessing a kindly disposition and a very jovial nature, he was universally liked and his loss is felt by his many friends, but falls most heavily on his wife, two sons and the daughter who loved him as a good husband and father.
     All the skilled physicians, a good nurse and the loving care of relatives was done until he passed away. After a short service, conducted by Rev. Chilton at the home, the body was taken to Iowa, Sunday, for burial, accompanied by Mrs. Howell and children. We regret that we have not been able to secure biographical data.

Words cannot express our thanks or appreciation of the many acts of kindness shown us during the illness and after the death of our husband and father.
     Mrs. D. C. Howell and children.

Child of Dallas C. Howell and Charlotte C. Holloway


  1. [S869] 1900 Federal Census, Dallas County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 427; FHL #1240427.

Deborah Howell

F, b. 23 August 1691, d. 26 January 1759
     Deborah Howell was born on 23 August 1691. She was the daughter of William Howell and Mary (?) Deborah Howell married George Boone, son of George Boone and Mary Milton Maugridge, on 20 June 1713 at Abington, Philadelphia Co., PA. Deborah Howell died on 26 January 1759 at Berks Co., PA, at age 67. She was Quaker.

Children of Deborah Howell and George Boone

Della Jane Howell1

F, b. September 1881
     Della Jane Howell was born in September 1881 at Michigan.1 She married Elmer Ellsworth Keever circa 1896.1

Child of Della Jane Howell and Elmer Ellsworth Keever


  1. [S1320] 1900 Federal Census, Rice County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 497; FHL #1240497.

Enoch M. Howell

M, b. February 1849
     Enoch M. Howell was buried at McClung Cemetery, Wirt Co., VA. He was born in February 1849 at Wirt Co. (probably), VA (now WV). He married Nancy Jane Conrad, daughter of Peter Conrad and Jane Blosser, circa 1874, Five children born, four living as of 1900 census. Enoch M. Howell lived in June 1900 at Reedy District, Roane Co., WV; Census p.79A.

Children of Enoch M. Howell and Nancy Jane Conrad

Floyd L. Howell1

M, b. June 1890
     Floyd L. Howell was born in June 1890 at West Virginia.1 He was the son of Thomas James Howell and Bertha Arnetta Parsons.1


  1. [S1299] 1900 Federal Census, Mason County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1765; FHL #1241765.

Fred Howell

M, b. November 1885
     Fred Howell was born in November 1885 at Roane Co., WV. He was the son of Enoch M. Howell and Nancy Jane Conrad.

George Lewellyn Howell1

M, b. circa 1855, d. 1927
     George Lewellyn Howell was born circa 1855 at Muskingum Co., OH.1 He was the son of Philip P. Howell and Eliza Jane Clapper.1 George Lewellyn Howell died in 1927. He was buried in 1927 at Baden Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Leon, Mason Co., WV, Findagrave #80590705.


  1. [S537] 1860 Federal Census, Muskingum County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1019; FHL #805019.

Guy Howell

M, b. December 1879
     Guy Howell was born in December 1879 at Roane Co., WV. He was the son of Enoch M. Howell and Nancy Jane Conrad.

Hanorah Howell

F, b. 1847
     Hanorah Howell was born in 1847 at Ireland. She married Thomas McEntee.

Child of Hanorah Howell and Thomas McEntee

Harvey H. Howell1

M, b. August 1891
     Harvey H. Howell was born in August 1891 at West Virginia.1 He was the son of Thomas James Howell and Bertha Arnetta Parsons.1


  1. [S1299] 1900 Federal Census, Mason County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1765; FHL #1241765.

Inez Howell1

F, b. circa 1915
     Inez Howell was born circa 1915 at Arkansas.1 She was the daughter of Edna (?)1 Inez Howell married Chester Bergeron Wendell, son of James Augustine Wendell and Martha Elizabeth Hughes, circa 1929.1

Child of Inez Howell and Chester Bergeron Wendell


  1. [S3191] 1940 Federal Census, Caddo Parish, Louisiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 1385.

Iva Howell

F, b. May 1882
     Iva Howell was born in May 1882 at Roane Co., WV. She was the daughter of Enoch M. Howell and Nancy Jane Conrad.

James Howell1

M, b. circa 1809
     James Howell was born circa 1809 at Virginia.1 He married Delilah (?).1

Child of James Howell and Delilah (?)


  1. [S2090] 1860 Federal Census, Washington County, Indiana. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 306; FHL #803306.

Jeremiah Howell

     Jeremiah Howell married Julia Dotson.

Child of Jeremiah Howell and Julia Dotson

John Hickman Howell

M, b. 1880, d. 1939
     John Hickman Howell was born in 1880 at Oskaloosa, Clay Co., IL. He married Harriett Iodona Gullette, daughter of Lemuel Curtis Gullette and Susan Alphretta Coil, in 1911 at Fulton, Fulton Co., KY. John Hickman Howell died in 1939 at Champaign, Champaign Co., IL.

Julia Ann Howell

F, b. 15 January 1818, d. 21 October 1847
     Julia Ann Howell was born on 15 January 1818 at Champaign Co., OH. She married Jeremiah Preston Flinn on 22 June 1837 at Delaware Co., IN, Ceremony by Samuel W. Harlan. Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005. Julia Ann Howell died on 21 October 1847 at Wabash, Wabash Co., IN, at age 29. She was buried in October 1847 at Falls Cemetery, Wabash, Wabash Co., IN, Findagrave #40352450.

Child of Julia Ann Howell and Jeremiah Preston Flinn

Kathleen Watson Howell

F, b. 20 February 1906, d. 22 February 1996
     Kathleen Watson Howell was born on 20 February 1906. She married Charles Tiffany Bingham. Kathleen Watson Howell died on 22 February 1996 at age 90.

Child of Kathleen Watson Howell and Charles Tiffany Bingham

Kay Howell

F, d. 3 October 2012
     Kay Howell died on 3 October 2012.

Kenneth Barton Howell

M, b. 17 January 1935, d. 9 May 2011
     Kenneth Barton Howell was born on 17 January 1935 at Holland, Bell Co., TX. He was the son of Morris Barton Howell and Bernice Dorothy Calhoun. Kenneth Barton Howell married Mary Jo Lane, daughter of Albert Wilburn Lane and Eva Jo Mitchell, on 5 May 1955. Kenneth Barton Howell died on 9 May 2011 at age 76

Obituary -- (

Kenneth Barton Howell came into this world on January 17, 1935 and left on May 9, 2011 after 76 years of changing the world.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, May 12, 2011 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Lindsey, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.

Kenneth was born in Holland, Texas to Morris Barton and Bernice Calhoun Howell. He married Mary Jo Lane on May 5, 1955.

Kenneth worked in the oilfields as a young man and then worked at Cosden Refinery in the boilers for 13 years. He then became the business manager for I.U.O.E, Local 826. He was instrumental in gaining huge strides in worker's compensation, benefits, and working conditions. He owned H.O.S.S. Oilfield Hauling Company and finished out his working years selling cars with his sons at Howell Auto Sales. He also enjoyed playing in golf tournaments with his sons and spending time with his grandchildren, telling stories and spoiling them.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Howell; one daughter, Becky Winters and husband, Roger; two sons, Gary Howell and Kim Howell, and Terry Howell and wife, Kelley; other daughter, Judy Felts; five grandchildren, Sheena Howell, Sydney Winters, Amy Winters, Hope Howell, Sam Howell; a special great granddaughter, Marin Howell; other grandchildren, Christopher Felts, Michael Partlow, and Crystal Smith; numerous other great grandchildren; one brother, Billy Ray Howell and one sister, Joyce Riddle.

He was preceded in death by one son, Michael; one daughter, Cyndi Smith; grandchildren, Chad Felts, Jeremy Smith and Joshua Howell; his parents, and brothers, Melvin and Ladell.

Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home, Big Spring, Texas.

He was buried in May 2011 at Trinity Memorial Park, Big Spring, Howard Co., TX, Findagrave #69916036.

Kneedham Howell

M, b. 2 February 1817, d. 15 December 1902
     Kneedham Howell was born on 2 February 1817 at Indiana. He married Ruth E. Barnett on 9 April 1862 at Dallas Co., IA. Kneedham Howell died on 15 December 1902 at Dallas Co., IA, at age 85. He was buried in December 1902 at West Linn Cemetery, Linden, Dallas Co., IA, Findagrave #15496448.

Child of Kneedham Howell and Ruth E. Barnett

Leora Howell

     Leora Howell married John Motsinger on 3 March 1895 at Washington Co., IN.

Child of Leora Howell and John Motsinger

Lewellyn Howell1

M, b. circa 1791, d. after 1840
     Lewellyn Howell was born circa 1791 at Pennsylvania.1,2 He married Jane (?) circa 1820.2 Lewellyn Howell lived in 1840 at Salt Creek Twp., Muskingum Co., OH.1 He died after 1840. He lived on 24 August 1850 at Salt Creek Twp., Muskingum Co., OH; Miller.2

Child of Lewellyn Howell and Jane (?)


  1. [S4825] 1840 Federal Census, Muskingum County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M704, Roll 418; FHL #0020173.
  2. [S1388] 1850 Federal Census, Muskingum County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 717.

Lida J. Howell

F, b. 7 March 1895, d. 7 March 1895
     Lida J. Howell died on 7 March 1895 at West Virginia. She was born on 7 March 1895 at West Virginia. She was the daughter of Thomas James Howell and Bertha Arnetta Parsons. Lida J. Howell was buried in March 1895 at Mount Hebron Cemetery, Mount Alto, Jackson Co., WV, Findagrave #80590763.

Lora B. Howell1

F, b. May 1893
     Lora B. Howell was born in May 1893 at West Virginia.1 She was the daughter of Thomas James Howell and Bertha Arnetta Parsons.1


  1. [S1299] 1900 Federal Census, Mason County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1765; FHL #1241765.