Robert Lee Howell

22 November 1872–30 November 1942 (Age 70)
Douglas, Georgia, United States

The Life of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Howell was born on 22 November 1872, in Douglas, Georgia, United States, his father, Humphrey Posey Howell, was 53 and his mother, Eugenia California Blanchard, was 26. He married Mary Virginia Zachary on 22 November 1893, in Henry, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, United States for about 15 years and Atlanta, DeKalb, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 30 November 1942, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States.

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Robert Lee Howell
Mary Virginia Zachary
Marriage: 22 November 1893
Charles Russell Howell
Posey Blanchard Howell
Robert Zachery Howell

Spouse and Children

22 November 1893
Henry, Georgia, United States



    Posey Blanchard Howell


    Robert Zachery Howell


Parents and Siblings


    Eugenia California Blanchard




    Henry Howell


    Mary B. "Molly" Howell


    Emma Magnolia "Nola" Howell


    George Lester Howell


    Tallulah Savannah "Lula" Howell


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · St. Mary's Episcopal Church is Built

Age 6

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida organized a mission church in 1878 to provide a location that could serve seasonal guests. Visitors and residents from Green Cove Springs raised over $1000 to build the church. On March 10, 1879, the Church held its first service. This location is notable because it would eventually be added to U.S. National Register of Historic Places (February 17, 1978).
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 21

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the personal name Hywel ‘eminent’, popular since the Middle Ages in particular in honor of the great 10th-century law-giving Welsh king.2 English: habitational name from Howell in Lincolnshire, so named from an Old English hugol ‘mound’, ‘hillock’ or hūne ‘hoarhound’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert L Howell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert Lee Howell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert L Howell, "United States Census, 1930"

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