Nellye Howell

9 September 1896–21 October 1988 (Age 92)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nellye

When Nellye Howell was born on 9 September 1896, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Horace June Howell, was 32 and her mother, Nora Beatrice Drake, was 28. She lived in Island, McLean, Kentucky, United States for about 30 years. She died on 21 October 1988, in Calhoun, McLean, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States.

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Norvil Nicholls Crumbaker
Nellye Howell

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    Nora Beatrice Drake




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 4

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Nellie Homell in household of June Homell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nellie Howell in household of Horrace J Howell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nellie B Cranbaker in household of Norul N Cranbaker, "United States Census, 1930"

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