Edward Marshall Howell

15 May 1923–18 January 1995 (Age 71)
Johnston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Edward Marshall

When Edward Marshall Howell was born on 15 May 1923, in Johnston, North Carolina, United States, his father, Claude B Howell, was 25 and his mother, Geneva Cleo Creech, was 29. He married Sarah Cornelia Pendergraft on 17 February 1942, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Bentonsville Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 18 January 1995, in Selma, Johnston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Pine Level, Johnston, North Carolina, United States.

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Edward Marshall Howell
Sarah Cornelia Pendergraft
Marriage: 17 February 1942
Marshall Eugene Howell

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17 February 1942
Wayne, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 6

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 19

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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)

  • Edward M Howell in household of Claudie B Howell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward M Howell in entry for Earl Ray Adams and Virginia Gray Howell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Edward Howell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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