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Edward Davison Howell, "Ned"

Edward Davison Howell, "Ned"[1, 2]

Male 1930 - 2002  (71 years)

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  • Name Edward Davison Howell  [3
    Suffix "Ned" 
    Born 3 Aug 1930  Mexico City, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    FamilySearch ID LL9K-T9C 
    Relationship Thomas Howell (b. ~1615 ) 'Of the George' Descendants & Spouses 
    Relationship Mayflower (1620) Descendants & Spouses 
    Relationship Peter Campbell (b. ~1742) Descendants & Spouses 
    Relationship Laurence Stone (b. ~1735) Descendants & Spouses 
    Relationship William 'The Conqueror' (b. 1024) Descendants & Spouses 
    Died 7 Feb 2002  Buffalo, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I46  Main
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2018 

    Father John Edward Howell, "Jack",   b. 21 Aug 1902, Demorest, Habersham, Georgia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1948, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Louise Stone,   b. 28 Nov 1905, Chatham, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1972, St. Catharines, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 4 May 1928  "Little Church around the Corner" New York City, N.Y. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    • The Church of the Transfiguration
      "The Little Church Around the Corner"
      One East 29th Street
      (Between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue)
      New York, New York 10016
    Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family H.E. Stith 
     1. C.D. Howell
    +2. E.E. Howell
    +3. E.C. Howell
    +4. P.J. Howell
    Stith - Howell - Baltimore Sun engagement.
    Stith - Howell - Baltimore Sun engagement.
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1930 - Mexico City, Mexico Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 2002 - Buffalo, NY Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Obit photo enlarged
    Obit photo enlarged
    Ned Howell
    Ned Howell
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Ned Howell
    Ned Howell
    in "The Ripple", Buenos Aires, Argentina - photo thanks to Margaret Helen Davison Lathrop.
    Peter Howell's Album photo
    Peter Howell's Album photo
    L to R: Peter Stone Howell, John Edward Howell?, Ned Davison Howell
    Ned Howell in Puerto Rico
    Ned Howell in Puerto Rico
    Edward Davison Howell
    Edward Davison Howell
    age 4 months. Mexico City, Mexico

    Edward D. Howell - obituary
    Edward D. Howell - obituary
    Elizabeth Stone Howell - Brazil Immigration
    Elizabeth Stone Howell - Brazil Immigration
    With children: Edward Davison Howell, Peter Stone Howell
    Edward Davison Howell - Birth Record
    Edward Davison Howell - Birth Record
    Edward Davison Howell - Yearbook
    Edward Davison Howell - Yearbook
    1948 Lawrenceville School

  • Notes 
    • The following obituary appeared in the Buffalo News, February 8, 2002 - Local section, page A10. A picture was also included.


      Edward D. "Ned" Howell, an industrial engineer, inventor and corporate executive whose diverse activities took him all over the hemisphere, died Thursday (Feb. 7, 2002) in Roswell Park Cancer Institute after a long illness. He was 71.

      For 12 years before he retired last year, Howell worked in taxpayer education for the Internal Revenue Service, where he was Buffalo's federal Employee of the Year in 1993. In 1978, he was named Boss of the Year by the American Secretaries' Association and delivered the keynote speech at its annual meeting.

      Born in Mexico City and educated in Puerto Rico and Buenos Aires, Argentina, he was fluent in Spanish. During his years in Latin America, he also developed a lifelong love of the sea.

      He graduated from Lawrence-ville School in New Jersey, where he honed his skills as a model boat builder.

      While studying engineering at Johns Hopkins University, he spent a summer in Fairbanks, Alaska, as a carpenter's helper in a gold mining camp and another in British Columbia as a surveyor on an oil pipeline project. He graduated from Johns Hopkins in 1953 with a degree in industrial engineering.

      Howell came to Western New York as an engineer at General Electric Co. in Brockport, where he was a volunteer firefighter. His work for GE took him to various locations in the United States and to Bogota, Colombia.

      In 1965, he joined Carborundum Corp. in Niagara Falls as corporate quality-control director.

      He later went to Mexico City to head two subsidiaries before returning to the Falls as general manager of Carborundum's Graphite Products Division. He subsequently was promoted to general manager of the Electrominerals Division and corporate vice president.

      Howell then became Carborundum's corporate energy manager in charge of improving energy efficiency in its worldwide operations. In that capacity, he developed an energy and accounting analysis system that was proposed for nationwide implementation by the Atomic Energy Commission.

      While at Carborundum, he was president of the American Abrasive Grain Association and a member of the board of Smelterverks in Norway.

      In 1979, he moved into small business consulting and purchased residential real estate with his wife and other partners.

      He also bought and ran Paragon Wire and Cable Co. From 1989 to 2001, he was an IRS taxpayer educator and manager of the agency's Hispanic employment program in Buffalo. He received the 1993 Foley Award as the Buffalo area's top federal employee.

      Howell held two patents and was a registered professional engineer in New York and Kentucky, where he received the Louisville Mayoral Award for coordinating interpreters for a convention of 200 Latin American mayors.

      He was a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society of Plastic Engineers; a member of the boards of Calasanctius School, Hispanics United of Buffalo and Community Action Organization; and a member of the Business Advisory councils of Canisius College and Erie Community College.

      Howell was an avid swimmer, sailor, gardener and amateur furniture designer.

      Survivors include his wife of 47 years, the former Helen E. Stith; two daughters, Cecelia Spitta of San Antonio, Texas, and Emerson Nagel of Evanston, Ill.; two sons, Capt. Edward C. of Miami and Peter J. of London, England; two brothers, Peter of Orleans, Mass., and John S. "Spencer" of Savannah, Ga.; and four grandchildren.

      A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main St.

      Thie obituary below appeared in the Buffalo News, February 7, 2002. 

      Beloved husband of Helen (Stith) Howell; father of Cecelia (Adolph) Spitta, Emerson (Robert) Nagel, Captain Edward (Linda) and Peter Howell; grandfather of Zachary and Lillie Howell, Nathaniel and Katherine Nagel; brother of Spencer (Claire) and Peter (Lee) Howell. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday at 11:00 AM in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Arrangements by VANDERCHER & DICK FUNERAL HOME [8]

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  • Sources 
    1. [S526] JSH, JSHJr, Buffalo News.

    2. [SAuth] John Spencer Howell, Jr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (

    3. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough, Chart pages included with letter to John S. Howell, Jr. dated 25 Feb, 2003. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1767] American Consular Service, Born 3 Aug 1930, Cowdray Sanatorium, Mexico City, Mexico (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S697] J. Spencer Howell - Birth Certificate.

    6. [S1127] New York City Grooms Index, Italian Genealogical Group, (Italian Genealogical Group, "Howell, John E, May 4, 1928, Manhattan, Certificate no. 12201" (Reliability: 0).

    7. [S1127] New York City Grooms Index, Italian Genealogical Group, (Italian Genealogical Group, "Elizabeth L. Stone, May 4, 1928, Cert 12201" (Reliability: 0).

    8. [S780] Buffalo News, Obituary, Feb 8, 2002, Local section, page A10. (Reliability: 4).