Dorothy Elizabeth Howell

7 May 1906–11 June 1964 (Age 58)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Dorothy Elizabeth

When Dorothy Elizabeth Howell was born on 7 May 1906, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Willard C. Howell, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Dale, was 23. She married Howard Samuel Dills in November 1922, in McDowell, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Marion, McDowell, North Carolina, United States for about 30 years and Dillsboro, Jackson, North Carolina, United States in 1964. She died on 11 June 1964, in Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Parris Cemetery, Sylva, Jackson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Howard Samuel Dills
Dorothy Elizabeth Howell
Marriage: November 1922

Spouse and Children

November 1922
McDowell, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Willard C. Howell





World Events (8)

1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 1

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 12

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 17

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Dorohty Howell in household of Willard Howell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dorothy Dill in household of Willard Howell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Elizabeth Dills, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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