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Helen Elizabeth Stith, "Hallie"

Helen Elizabeth Stith, "Hallie"[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1936 - 2020  (83 years)

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  • Name Helen Elizabeth Stith  [5, 6, 7
    Suffix "Hallie" 
    Born 19 Mar 1936  [8, 9
    Gender Female 
    Education Bryn Mawr School 
    Education Wellesley College 
    FamilySearch ID LTN7-Z6M 
    FamilySearch URL 
    Died 8 Jan 2020  Buffalo, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I49  Main
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2021 

    Father Wilmer Curtis Stith,   b. 6 Feb 1888, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1974  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Cecelia Keilholtz,   b. 1901, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1961, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Family ID F4102  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Davison Howell, "Ned",   b. 3 Aug 1930, Mexico City, Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 2002, Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1955  Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 11, 12
    • Baltimore Sun 15 Aug 1954: "Miss Stith Engaged - Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Curtis Stith, of Warrenton road, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Helen Elizabeth Stith, to Mr. Edward Davison Howell, of Brockport, N.Y., son of Mrs John Edward Howell of New York City, and the late Mr. Howell.  Miss Stith was graduated from Bryn Mawr School and will enter her sophmore year at Wellesley College in the fall.  She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Pierre Otis Keilholtz, of this city, and the late Mr. Keilhotz.  Mr. Howell is a graduate of Lawrenceville School and the Johns Hopkins University.  He is a grandson of Mrs. Spencer Stone, of Chatham, Ontario, Canada, and the late Mr. Stone."
     1. C.D. Howell
    +2. E.E. Howell
    +3. E.C. Howell
    +4. P.J. Howell
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jan 2020 - Buffalo, NY Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Helen Elizabeth Stith
    Helen Elizabeth Stith

    Hallie Stith Howell Memorial Service Bulletin
    Hallie Stith Howell Memorial Service Bulletin

  • Notes 
    • Obituary - The Buffalo News 14 Jan 2020
      By Dale Anderson
      Helen S. Howell, 83, civic volunteer who advised on development projects
      March 19, 1936   Jan. 8, 2020

      Helen S. "Hallie" Howell, of Buffalo, a civic volunteer who played a key role in the approval of city development projects in the 1980s and 1990s, died Jan. 8 in Buffalo General Medical Center after a chronic illness. She was 83.  Born Helen Stith in Baltimore, Md., she attended Bryn Mawr School there and studied at Wellesley College and the University of Rochester.  After marrying Edward D. "Ned" Howell, an industrial engineer and corporate executive, she lived in Mexico, Colombia and Louisville, Ky., before coming to Buffalo in 1965.  Mrs. Howell worked part-time in real estate investment, management and sales. At one time, she had the largest business of breeding and selling angelfish in the eastern United States.  In 1979, Mayor James Griffin appointed her to a Citizens Advisory Committee on Community Improvement. As chair of its capital budget subcommittee, she helped prepare the city's annual program for construction and rehabilitation projects.  She led the review of various proposals for funding in the city budget, narrowing them down and making recommendations. Most of the recommendations were approved by the mayor and Common Council. Among the projects the committee approved were renovations to the Col. Francis G. Ward Pumping Station and construction of the downtown baseball stadium and the School 99 Makowski Early Childhood Center. Griffin appointed her to chair the full Citizens Advisory Council in 1991, a post she held for four years. She was a two-term director of the Health Systems Agency of Western New York and co-chaired the Transportation Subcommittee of the Greater Buffalo Development Foundation, where she helped create a countywide mutual aid arrangement for snowplowing. She was a docent at the Darwin Martin House and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. She led classes on how to lead a healthy life with chronic diseases. An active member of the Wellesley College Book Club, she also enjoyed playing bridge at the College Club of Buffalo. Her husband, an executive with Carborundum Corp., died in 2002. Survivors include two daughters, Cecelia Spitta and Emerson Nagel; two sons, Edward and Peter; a brother, Wilmer C. Stith; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service will be scheduled in the early summer. [7, 13, 14]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1735], The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((, accessed 9 Jan 2021), entry for Helen Elizabeth Stith, person ID LTN7-Z6M.

    2. [S2] JSH Feb 13 2003 gedcom, John S. Howell, Jr.

    3. [S192] J Spencer Howell - Interviews with JSHJr., John Spencer Howell, Jr., (Personal interviews with Dad.).

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

    5. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough, Chart pages included with letter to John S. Howell, Jr. dated 25 Feb, 2003.

    6. [S1125] Emily Campbell Price, Emily Campbell Price, (Manuscript. 71 pp. Extensive research. Includes maps and transcripts of letters describing family relationships. 10 original copies produced and circulated by the author in 1970. PDF copy available at, p.20.

    7. [S1631] Baltimore Sun, 15 Aug 1954 p.68.

    8. [S1210] Charles Donald Davison's Tree, Charles Donald Davison, (Copy of tree provided to John Howell by Stuart Davison upon our visit at his home on 23 Jul 2005.), b. 19 Mar 1937.

    9. [S1536] Peter Howell (Ned and Hallie's son), b. 1936.

    10. [S1804] Castiglia Funeral Home,
      Obituary of Helen S. Howell
      HOWELL - Helen S. (nee Stith)
      Of Buffalo, NY, January 8, 2020. No prior visitation. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by: ERIE COUNTY CREMATION SERVICE, (716) 824-6435, 873 Abbott Rd., Buffalo, NY 14220. Please share your condolences at:

    11. [S468] Darcy McKeough, W. Darcy McKeough.

    12. [S1743] Maryland Compiled Marriages 1655 - 1799, ( Maryland, Compiled Marriages, 1655-1850 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp.. Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850. Most of the records in this index may be found at the Maryland Historical Society or the Family History Library. More specific source information is listed with each entry. Original marriage licenses should be located at the county clerk's office.),

    13. [S1805] Buffalo News.

    14. [S780] Buffalo News.