|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1891|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 1933|
Charlie W. Howard was the son of Zachariah Howard and Mary Elizabeth [Asher] Howard of Clay County, KY. He served in the United States Army, 88th Coast Artillery, from around 1910 through World War I. After the war, he was a hotel proprieter and became a city policeman in Corbin, Kentucky, about 1922.
In the weeks leading up to June 1933, Patrolman Howard had a close call when a suspect shot at him and the bullet was deflected off his badge, saving his life. Unfortunately his good fortune did not last. On June 30, 1933, Patrolman Howard was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at a local restaurant.
He and two other officers entered the restaurant and Patrolman Howard sat down across from one of the persons involved and began speaking to him. The man suddenly fired a pistol underneath the table and struck Patrolman Howard in the left leg, severing a large artery. One of the officers immediately struck the suspect with his night stick and took him into custody. Patrolman Howard bled to death within a few minutes.
Policeman Howard had been with the Corbin Police Department for 11 years and was survived by his wife, Stella [Parks] Howard, and his nine year old young son, Wallace.
Zachariah Robert Howard (1865 - 1954)
Mary Elizabeth Asher Howard (1866 - 1946)
Stella parks Howard (1901 - ____)*
charles W Howard (1891 - 1933)
Sudie Jane Howard Kennedy (1902 - 1991)*
Zachariah robert Howard (1907 - 1990)*
Pine Hill Cemetery
Created by: Robert Martin
Record added: May 22, 2003
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