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Mildred Eva "Miss Eva" Howell

Mildred Eva "Miss Eva" Howell[1]

Female 1875 - 1956  (81 years)

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  • Name Mildred Eva "Miss Eva" Howell  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Nickname Miss Eva 
    Born 25 Jun 1875  [2, 8
    Gender Female 
    Resided in 1939  Cuthbert, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1939  Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Owner, Cuthbert Leader (Newspaper) 
    Member 1908-1956  Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First Baptist Church 
    Occupation Cuthbert, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    church organist 
    Occupation Cuthbert, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    music teacher 
    FindAGrave URL https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26465112 
    FindAGrave ID 26465112 
    FamilySearch ID MB7Q-QHJ 
    FamilySearch URL https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MB7Q-QHJ 
    Died 20 Nov 1956  Her home on Randolph Street, Cuthbert, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7, 10
    Buried 23 Nov 1956  White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Greene Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Person ID I833  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 MapsResided in - 1939 - Cuthbert, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Owner, Cuthbert Leader (Newspaper) - 1939 - Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMember - First Baptist Church - 1908-1956 - Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - church organist - - Cuthbert, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - music teacher - - Cuthbert, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Nov 1956 - White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Greene Co., GA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    707 Lumpkin St., Cuthbert, GA in 2005
    707 Lumpkin St., Cuthbert, GA in 2005
    "For a few years, this house was occupied by the Howells (John-Henry-Eva and Edward).." p. 168-9 Randolph County, GA vol II.

    Documents
    Miss Mildred Eva Howell - Obituary
    Miss Mildred Eva Howell - Obituary
    "The Cuthbert Times" Nov 29, 1956
    1880 Census - John McKinney Howell p 2 of 2
    1880 Census - John McKinney Howell p 2 of 2
    Henry A. Howell letter 9 Apr 1902
    Henry A. Howell letter 9 Apr 1902
    To Eva Howell. Discusses piano selection, and says Nellie will be away for the summer in Nova Scotia. Source: Betty Howell Traver
    Henry Howell letter to Eva 11 Apr 1893
    Henry Howell letter to Eva 11 Apr 1893
    Source: Betty Howell Traver
    Henry Howell to Mildred Eva Howell
    Henry Howell to Mildred Eva Howell
    Letter from Henry Howell to his sister Mildred Eva Howell. July 24, 1900. Source: Betty Howell Traver
    Mildred Eva Howell - Obituary
    Mildred Eva Howell - Obituary
    The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Georgia, 23 Nov 1956, Fri, Page 30

    "Miss Howell, 81, Of Cuthbert Dies; Funeral services for Miss Mildred Eva Howell, 81, who died unexpectedly Tuesday at her home here, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Cuthbert. Burial will be in the White Plains Cemetery Friday afternoon, with Lunsford Mortuary of Cuthbert in charge of arrangements. Miss Howell, a former newspaper owner and teacher, is survived by two brothers, Henry and Edward L. Howell of Cuthbert, and a sister, Mrs. G. A. Camp of Atlanta. Miss Howell formerly owned The Cuthbert Leader, a predecessor of The Cuthbert Times. She was a public school teacher for awhile but spent the greater part of her life as a music teacher. She was organist for the First Baptist Church of Cuthbert for 25 years before retiring several years ago."


    Headstones
    Mildred Eva Howell
    Mildred Eva Howell

  • Notes 
    • The family called her "Eva"

      From "The Cuthbert Times" Nov 29, 1956:

      "Miss Mildred Eva Howell, 81 Esteemed Cuthbert Citizen, Dies"

      "Final rites were held Friday, Nov 23, at the First Baptist Church in Cuthbert, at 10:30 A.M., for Miss Mildred Eva Howell, 81, who died at her home on Randolph Street, Cuthbert, Tuesday, Nov 20, about 1 P.M."

      "The funeral was conducted by the Rev Charles J. Granade pastor of the Church.  Mrs. Brooke Hixon and Miss _rma Martin sang "It is Well With My Soul", Also, Miss Martin sang as a solo, "My Friend" a tribute she had composed and sung several years ago when the First Baptist Church honored Miss Howell at special ceremonies for her long and faithful service as organist of the church.  As the assemblage of friends left the church Friday, Mrs. Hixon and Miss Martin sang, "Abide With Me."  Mrs. Emilio Suarez accompanied at the organ."

      "Pallbearers were W. W. Wood, R.F. Burgin, Sr. C.O. Johnson, Joe Kilgore, Rufus Rutland, F.E. Whaley, Brooke Hixon and Wilburn Taylor.  Interment was in White Plains, GA. Friday afternoon"

      "Surviving Miss Howell are two brothers, Henry Howell and Edward L. Howell, of Cuthbert, and a sister, Mrs. G. A. Camp, of Atlanta.  Several nieces and nephews also survive."

      "Born July 25, 1875, Miss Howell was a native of White Plains, Greene County, Georgia, the daughter of the late John McKinney Howell of Greene County, and the late Mrs. Emma Heard Howell, formerly of Augusta.  She has resided in Cuthbert for the past 48 years.  She was one of the first graduates of the Georgia Normal and Industrial College, Milledgeville, now known as Georgia State College for Women.  A public school teacher for a time, she devoted the greater part of her life to teaching music.  She was organist of the First Baptist Church, Cuthbert, for about 25 years.  Miss Howell was also a newspaper woman for a number of years.  She formerly owned the Cuthbert Leader, a predescesor of The Cuthbert Times, and was its manager for a number of years.  She was known as a good newspaper woman in the weekly field and possessed an unerring sense of the appropriate in "hometown" reporting."

      "Miss Howell was a member of the First Baptist Church in Cuthbert for 48 years.  She took an active part in the affairs of her church and community as long as her health permitted.  "Miss Eva" as she was affectionately known to Cuthbert citizens, retired from her duties as organist and teacher several years ago, due to declining health.  When death came she was engaged in preparing lunch at her home and was found in the kitchen by her brother Henry Howell, who first thought her only unconscious and called in neighbors, when it was discovered that she was dead."

      "Miss Howell was highly eteemed in the community and will be greatly missed."

      "Sincere sympathy is extended the family in their bereavement."

      JSH notes:

      She was a teacher. She also owned and managed the "Cuthbert Leader" newspaper in 1939 in Cuthbert, Randolph County, Georgia.  Appears in the 1920 US Census as "Eva Howell", age 45, living with her brother John J. Howell, and her aunt Mary E. Heard..

      L.L. Erwin notes:

      "a teacher; woner and manager of the Cuthbert Leader" [6, 9, 13]

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

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

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

    4. [S671] 1880 U.S. Census, GA, Greene Co., District 35 Age 4.

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

    6. [S826] 1920 US Census, Georgia, Randolph, Cuthbert, District 65, Sheet A, #148 Randolph Street. "Eva Howell", age 45, b. Georgia, parents b. Georgia, Music Teacher.

    7. [S1347] Clopton Ancestors by Lucy Lane Erwin, Lucy Lane Erwin, (c 1939), p. 197 - Betty Howell Traver notes d. 11/20/1956.

    8. [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. 105.

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

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

    11. [S696] White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery - gravestone photo.

    12. [S1656] Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/26465112/mildred-eva-howell.

    13. [S1182] Cuthbert Times, (Cuthbert, GA), Nov 29, 1956.