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Edward Lathrop Howell

Edward Lathrop Howell[1]

Male 1884 - 1968  (83 years)

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  • Name Edward Lathrop Howell  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 7 Nov 1884  White Plains, Greene County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Apr 1968  [3, 6
    Buried White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery, White Plains, Greene Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 7
    Person ID I838  Main
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2017 

    Father Dr. John Mckinney Howell, 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  [8, 9
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lillian Schalk,   b. 1 Nov 1884, Bristol, CT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1924, Durham, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 25 Apr 1915  Birmingham, AL Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. E. Howell, "Betty"
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2006 
    Family ID F366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Nov 1884 - White Plains, Greene County, GA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Apr 1915 - Birmingham, AL 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 

  • 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.
    Cuthbert Water Tower
    Cuthbert Water Tower
    Edward Lathrop Howell
    Edward Lathrop Howell
    Betty Howell Traver collection.
    Bed belonging to John & Emma Howell, 1859.
    Bed belonging to John & Emma Howell, 1859.
    This is the bed that belonged to John McKinney Howell and Emma Berrien Heard Howell where all nine of their children were born. Photo taken at the home of Betty Howell Traver, Greensboro, Georgia in 2007. (photo by James Brittain, Jr.)

    Documents
    Ed Gussick example
    Ed Gussick example
    Ed Gussick was the pen name used by Edward Lathrop Howell. It appears on his gravestone.
    Obituary - Edward Lathrop Howell
    Obituary - Edward Lathrop Howell
    "Funeral Services Held Saturday, April 20th for E.L. "Gus" Howell" Cuthbert Times - 25 April, 1968.
    Miss Mildred Eva Howell - Obituary
    Miss Mildred Eva Howell - Obituary
    "The Cuthbert Times" Nov 29, 1956
    1900 Census - Emma B. Howell and her son Edward Howell
    1900 Census - Emma B. Howell and her son Edward Howell

    Headstones
    Edward Lathrop Howell, 'Ed Gussick'
    Edward Lathrop Howell, "Ed Gussick"
    "Ed Gussick" is another name that appears on his gravestone. This was the pen name he used for OpEd articles in The Cuthbert Times.

  • Notes 
    • From "The Cuthbert Times", Thursday April 28, 1968 - Front page:

      "Funeral Services Held Saturday, April 20th for E. L. 'Gus' Howell"

      "Funeral services for Mr. Edward Lathrop (Gus) Howell, 63, were held Saturday afternoon in the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. V. L. Daughtery and Rev. Reid Cameron officiated. Interment services were Sunday afternoon at White Plains, Ga., with the Rev. L.L. Williams officiating.  Lunsford funeral home was in charge of the arrangements."

      "Active pallbearers and Honorary pallbearers were members of the Cuthbert Rotary Cllub of which he was an honorary member."

      "Mr. Howell, a columnist on the Cuthbert Times using the pen name of Ed Gussick from 1946 until a few months ago when he retired.  He was born in White Plains, Ga., Nov 7, 1884, son of the late Dr. John McKinney and Emma Berrien Heard Howell."

      "He entered Mercer University at the age of 13, but dropped out of school at age 16 to play professional baseball under the name of Kid Powell.  He came to Cuthbert in 1900 where his brother,  the late J.J. Howell was editor of The Cuthbert Leader."

      "During his early years in Cuthbert, he played semi-professional baseball, was pianist and organist for the silent movie shows, and also served as a railway mail clerk."

      "Mr. Howell was married to the late Lillian Schalk of Bristol, Conn. who died in 1924."

      "During the years of 1929 and 1930, he played in dance bands at Chapel Hill, Durham and other North Carolina Cities.  Mr. Howell returned to Cuthbert in 1933 to become editor of the Cuthbert Leader, then owned by his sister, the late Miss Eva Howell.  He remained editor until 1946 when The Leader was merged with another Cuthbert newspaper, The Times.  In 1947 and 1948 he devised the house numbering system now used in Cuthbert.  He was also a member of the Cuthbert Golf Club in 1936."

      "He was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity at Mercer University.  He also played the organ at the Cuthbert Presbyterian Church at one time."

      "Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Daniel G. Traver, Fort Rucker, Ala. two nephews and two nieces."

      Forty-four families notes:

      "EDWARD LATHROP HOWELL, was born November 7, 1884, and died May, 1968, in Cuthbert, Georgia. Edward Howell married Miss Lillian Schalk, born November 1, 1884, of Bristol, Connecticut. She died in 1924 at thybirth of her daughter, Betty. The
      couple married April 25, 1915, Birmingham, Ala. Lillian died, May 2, 1924,
      Durham, North Carolina. Edward Howell was a columnist at the time of his passing. He was a contributor to the Cuthbert Times. In his earlier life, at the age of thirteen, he
      entered Mercer University. He had a fine talent for music, was organist at the Episcopal Church at Durham, North Carolina, before moving to Cuthbert. He never remarried. He was the golf champion in his area for 1939. His daughter, Betty Howell, was graduated from Washington Seminary. She was a member of the Girls' Circle of Tallulah Falls and was editor-inchief of "Missemma." She attended Wesleyan College for two years and
      later graduated from Agnes Scott College, Atlanta, Georgia, where she majored
      in Journalism. During this time she was editor-in-chief of the "Emory Wheel", Emory University— where she graduated. She married Daniel Garfield Traver, son of Mrs. C. E. Traver (of Georgetown, New York,) in Kobe, Japan, while she was serving with the Recreation Department of the American Red Cross. They have no children. Daniel Traver was associated with the Transportation Corps in Kobe, Japan, serving in the Far East. He was stationed at Columbus, Georgia, at the time he was a Lieutenant. He later was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and is now retired and living in Greensboro, Georgia. Music ran through the Howell family. Henry Alonzo Howell furthered his music in Berlin and Vienna, was a pupil of Leschetizky. Edward L. Howell was not only an organist for a church but played for a motion picture house and had his own band. Their mother, Emma Berrien Heard Howell, taught music and presented a musical in her home once a month (a record of these has been included in Georgia Historical Records). Miss Eve Howell played the organ for the Baptist Church of Cuthbert for 25 years and taught music (she owned the "Cuthbert Leader"). [5, 11]

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (http://www.jhowell.com/ jhowell@jhowell.com).

    2. [S24] Cloptonfamily.org, (The Clopton Family Association - http://www.cloptonfamily.org/amerline/), http://www.cloptonfamily.org/amerline/pafg21.htm#2706 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1347] Clopton Ancestors by Lucy Lane Erwin, Lucy Lane Erwin, (c 1939), p. 197 (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S1347] Clopton Ancestors by Lucy Lane Erwin, Lucy Lane Erwin, (c 1939), p. 212 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [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 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S691] Lisa Mapp, Lisa Mapp, (Manuscript received via email 5 May, 2003) (Reliability: 3).

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

    8. [S696] White Plains Baptist Church Cemetery - gravestone photo (Reliability: 4).

    9. [S1323] Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel, Augusta - October 16, 1861; (from footnote# 26 pages 81-85 "How Curious A Land") (Reliability: 0).

    10. [S1333] Betty Howell Traver, Elizabeth (Howell) Traver, "Married in the Birmingham City Hall in 1915" (Reliability: 0).

    11. [S1182] Cuthbert Times, (Cuthbert, GA), April 25, 1968 p.1 (Reliability: 0).