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William Cleveland Howell, Sr
Birth: Jun. 23, 1889
Long Valley
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1941
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA

William Cleveland Howell was actually born on 23 June 1889. The date of 1890 on the tombstone is not correct. His wife Florence was embarrased that she was older than her husband so she had the tombstone done with the wrong birth year. Her birth year on her tombstone is also wrong. She made herself younger. William Cleveland Howell was the son of Moses Frederick Howell and Catharine Ader Clawson. William was the oldest of five children and only son. His sisters were Mary Jane, Grace Mae, Mable Florence and Ervilla Ethel. William and his sisters grew up in German Valley (now Long Valley), Morris County, New Jersey. He married Florence Estelle Baldwin (the daughter of James W. Baldwin and Jennie Magee). William worked for the Central railroad for 28 years and died on the job. William and Florence had the following children.

Alma Jenny Howell Boepple Mattox
(Feb 15, 1916 - June 11 1965)

Horace Stanley Howell
(March 5, 1917 - August 27, 1917)

Corene Erminie Howell Jensen
(April 17, 1920 -

William Cleveland Howell Jr.
(August 5, 1924 -

Robert Albert Howell
(November 20, 1927 - January 10, 1928)

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Red Bank Register, March 20, 1941

William C. Howell, Sr.

William C. Howell, Sr., of North
Bridge avenue, a Central railroad
trainman for 28 years, suffered an
acute heart attack Tuesday night
while working at Point Pleasant and
died instantly. Mr. Howell was
throwing a switch several hundred
feet away from his train and was
discovered by members of the crew.

According to his wife, Mrs. Flor-
ence Howell, he had been ailing for
more than a week. Besides his wife,
Mr. HOwell leaves two daughters,
Alma and Corene, and a son, Wil-
liam, Jr., all living at home; his
father, Frederick HOwell of Long
Valley, and four sisters, Mrs. Grace
Byrd, Mrs. Mabel Van Pelt, Mrs.
Mary Frace of Califon and Mrs. Ed-
ward Fisler of Belford.

Mr. Howell was born at Long Val-
ley, the son of Frederick and Cath-
erine Howell. After his marriage
he moved to Matawan and later to
Keyport. Together with his family,
he moved to Red Bank in 1923. Mr.
Howell was 51 years old.

In addition to his other duties, he
had been treasurer of the Train-
men's brotherhood of the Central
railroad for 18 years and was also
an active member of Mystic Brother-
hood of Masons of Red Bank. He
was a member of the Red Bank
Baptist church.

The funeral will be held tomor-
row afternoon at his late home with
Rev. Charles A. Thunn of the Red
Bank Baptist church officiating.

Burial will be in Green Grove
cemetery, Keyport, under the direc-
tion of the Harvey S. Bedle Fun-
eral home. Masonic services will be
held at his late hoe this evening.


Mistakes in article above:
Byrd should be Burd
Catherine should be Catharine 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Moses Frederick Howell (1867 - 1951)
  Catharine Ader Clawson Howell (1871 - 1929)
 
 Spouse:
  Florence Estelle Baldwin Howell (1887 - 1971)*
 
 Children:
  Alma Jenny Howell Mattox (1916 - 1965)*
  Horace Stanley Howell (1917 - 1917)*
  Corene Erminie Howell Jensen (1920 - 2013)*
  William Cleveland Howell (1924 - 2012)*
  Robert Albert Howell (1927 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Cleveland Howell (1889 - 1941)
  Mary Jane Howell Frace (1890 - 1982)*
  Grace Mae Howell Burd (1893 - 1985)*
  Mabel Florence Howell Van Pelt (1897 - 1983)*
  Ervilla Ethel Howell Fisler (1903 - 1985)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Grove Cemetery
Keyport
Monmouth County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Steven Howell
Originally Created by: JDC
Record added: Oct 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30299621
William Cleveland Howell, Sr
Added by: Grant W. Sullivan
 
William Cleveland Howell, Sr
Added by: Steven Howell
 
William Cleveland Howell, Sr
Added by: JDC
 
 
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