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John Johnson Howell

John Johnson Howell[1]

Male 1863 - 1931  (68 years)

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  • Name John Johnson Howell  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 29 Apr 1863  White Plains, Greene, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Resided 1870  White Plains, Greene, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Census 6 Jan 1920  Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Lived in Cuthbert, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    by 1902 
    Occupation Newspaper Editor 
    FindAGrave URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26464704 
    FindAGrave ID 26464704 
    FamilySearch ID MB7Q-3RQ 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MB7Q-3RQ 
    Died 11 Aug 1931  Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10
    Buried White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Greene Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Person ID I831  Main
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2020 

    Father John Mckinney Howell, M. D. CSA,   b. 13 Aug 1833, Houston Co., Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1889, Americus, Sumter County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Emma Berrien Heard,   b. 22 Apr 1841, Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1918, Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1859  Augusta, Richmond, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 6 Jan 1920 - Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLived in - by 1902 - - Cuthbert, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Aug 1931 - Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Greene Co., GA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    1880 Census - John McKinney Howell family
    1880 Census - John McKinney Howell family
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    John Johnson Howell - Obituary
    John Johnson Howell - Obituary
    The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, 12 Aug 1931, Wed, Page 10

    "JOHN J. HOWELL, 68, PASSES IN CUTHBERT Prominent South Georgian Was Editor of the Leader for 28 Years. . CUTHBERT, Ga., Aug. 11. John J. Howell, 68 years of age, editor of the Cuthbert Leader for 21 years, died at his home, here Tuesday following a long illness.

    Mr. Howell was a native of White Plains, Ga. He retired as editor of the Lender two yeas ago because of ill health.

    Funeral services will be conducted at 4 o'clock Wednesday from the White Plains Baptist church and interment will be in the cemetery there.

    Mr. Howell was one of the most prominent men in the State. For years he devoted much of his time in the interest of this section'a development. He was a member of the Chamber of Commerce and several other civic organizations. Mr. Howell also was formerly treasurer of the Georgia Press Association. Mr. Howell began his newspaper career with the Lumpkin Independent at Lumpkin, Ga., and came to Cuthbert in 1808. Ha is survived by two brothers, Henry Howell, of Cuthbert. and Edward Howell, of Durham, N. C.; two sisters. Mrs. Bertie Camp, of Atlanta, and Miss Eva Howell, of Cuthbert."

    Headstones
    John Johnson Howell
    John Johnson Howell

  • Notes 
    • J.J. Howell appears as Publisher of "The Cuthbert Leader" 1906. 

      Appears in the 1920 US Census living with his sister Rosa and his aunt Mary E. Heard.

      Notes from Randolph County Georgia Vol I.:

      "The Leader was begun by J.N. Stanford on April 16, 1891 and Mr. Stanford sold The Leader to Jr. J.J. Howell and Fletcher Pearson prior to 1899.  Mr. Howell assumed editorship..Mr. J.J. Howell was both editor and proprietor by Jan 2, 1902.  The name of the paper was changed to "The Cuthbert Leader" on Jan. 25, 1906."

      "Between 1930 and 1933 J.K. Simmons & Sons was listed as publisher.  On January 7, 1937 Mr. E.L. Howell was listed as editor and manager, and Mr. Henry Howell was associate editor and continued as such through 1938."

      JSH notes:

      Microfilm copies of many of the issues of The Leader, The Cuthbert Leader, and The Cuthbert Times are available in the reference section of the Pitts Library of Andrew College, 413 College St., Cuthbert, GA

      Forty-four Families notes: "JOHN JOHNSON HOWELL, was born April 29,1863, and died, unmarried, August 11,1931, in Georgia. He edited "The Cuthbert
      Leader" in Cuthbert, Georgia. [13, 14, 15]

    Census:
    • #148 Randolph Street. Head of household, age 56, b. Georgia, parents b. Georgia, editor of local paper.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    2. [S725] Charles Perrin, Charles Perrin, (http://www.sneakers.pair.com/roots/index.html), http://www.sneakers.pair.com/roots/b97.htm#P5714.

    3. [S1735] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 6 Sep 2020), entry for John Johnson Howell, person ID MB7Q-3RQ.

    4. [S24] Cloptonfamily.org, (The Clopton Family Association - http://www.cloptonfamily.org/amerline/), Cloptonfamily.org.

    5. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, GA, Greene Co., District 35 Age 17.

    6. [S690] 1870 U.S. Census, Village White Plains, Greene Co., GA, Penfield post office, enumerated 9 Aug 1870, Page 8., dwelling 77 "Howel, Jno. age 37, m, w, farmer, value 500, 200, all born Georgia; Emma, age 29, f, w.; Percy, age 9, Jno, age 7; Henry, age 4, Birtha, age 1".

    7. [S826] 1920 US Census, Georgia, Randolph, Cuthbert, District 65, Sheet A, #148 Randolph Street. "John J. Howell", Head of household, age 56, b. Georgia, parents b. Georgia, editor of local paper.

    8. [S1347] Clopton Ancestors by Lucy Lane Erwin, Lucy Lane Erwin, (c 1939), p. 197.

    9. [S1701] FamilySearch Family Tree (http://www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://www.familysearch.org)), accessed 6 Sep 2020), entry for John Johnson Howell, person ID MB7Q-3RQ.
      ;Ages and family members match.
      Contributor: John Howell, jhowell@jhowell.com

    10. [S691] Lisa Mapp, Lisa Mapp, (Manuscript received via email 5 May, 2003).

    11. [S696] White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery - gravestone photo, Plot P2 - b. April xx, xxxx d.Aug 11, 1931 - (dates could probably be revealed with cleaning).

    12. [S1656] Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26464704/john-johnson-howell.

    13. [S725] Charles Perrin, Charles Perrin, (http://www.sneakers.pair.com/roots/index.html).

    14. [S1111] Cuthbert Leader, John Johnson Howell, editor, (1906. Copy on file in the Pitts Library, Andrew College, Cuthbert, GA), http://voyager.andrewcollege.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?v1=1&ti=1,1&Search_Arg=howell&Search_Code=FT*&SL=None&PID=466&CNT=10&SEQ=20050118171809&SID=1.

    15. [S1685] Forty-Four Families, Florence Howell Pollard, (This book is a history of the Pollard Family researched and written by Florence Howell Pollard, wife of Clarence Owens Pollard. Published circa 1975), p. 104.