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|Howell is a Welsh patronymic name, from the given name Hywel, which meant 'Eminent' -- a popular name since the Middle Ages due to the Welsh king by that name.
Occasionally it derives as an English Place name from a place in Lincolnshire from the Old English name Huna > hun = bear cub + well = spring, stream. Howl and Howel are variations; patronymic forms include Howels, Howells, Powell, Bowell .
The Howell Family (immigrant ancestor
became part of the
Ash family when
Mable Anna Howell married John Warren
on May 11, 1914 in Muskegon,
Howell Family Photo Album - 20
outline descendant tree
The Howell Research Room
Map showing relative locations in
western Michigan for the Howells
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Maps of Oceana, Newaygo & Muskegon Counties in
Obits and other write-ups for
some of the Howell ancestors
Anna Howell Ash - obits
Anna Howell Ash - photo with link to biography
|Mable Anna Howell Ash 1894-1953
Mrs, Mable Ash Dies Monday
Services Held Thursday afternoon
Mrs. Mabel Ash, 116 North Wilmot Street, passed away Monday, 28, after a lingering illness.
She was born June 22, 1894 in Montague and was an active member in the Eastern Star, Garden Club, Rebekah's and the Lady Elks.
Surviving is her husband, Warren, a son LaVerne of Otsego, two daughters, Lura Walton of Battle Creek and Audrey Harmon of Inkster, eight grandchildren, four brothers, Ernest and Merrill Howell of
Auburn Heights, Ralph Howell of Mt. Pleasant, and Warren Howell of Montague, two sisters, Verda Geyer of East Grand Rapids and Florence Stafford of Montague.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Ayres Funeral Home with Rev. Seth Clay officiating. Burial was in Mt. Home Cemetery.
ASH, Mrs. Mabel
Otsego, Mich. -
Age 59. Passed away Monday evening at her home. Mrs. Ash was born June 22, 1894. She was a member of the Eastern Star, Rebekah, and the Garden Club. Surviving are: her husband, Warren; one son, LaVerne of Otsego; two daughters, Mrs. Lura Walton of Battle Creek, and Mrs. Audrey Harmon of Inkster; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Verda Geyer of E. Grand Rapids, and Mrs. Florence Stafford of Montague; four brothers, Ernest Howell and Merrill, both of Auburn Heights, Ralph of Mt. Pleasant, and Warren of Montague. Friends are being received at the Ayres Funeral Home, where services will be held Thursday at 2, Rev. Seth Clay officiating.
Howell Cobb 1827-1923
Mrs. George Cobb, aged 25 years, died at five o'clock Sunday morning, at her home, 47 John Street, after a short illness. She was born in Montague, June 27, 1897.
Mrs. Cobb is survived by her husband and three children, Irma, Vera, and June, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howell of Montague, three sisters, Mrs. Warren Ash of Grand Rapids, Verda and Florence; five brothers, Ernest of Pontiac, Merle of Grand Rapids, and Ralph, Carl and Warren of Montague.
The funeral service was held privately yesterday afternoon at the cemetery in Montague, where interment was made. A Montague pastor officiated.
Joseph Howell 1906-1939
Carl J. Howell of Montague dies
Montague. January 24 (1939). Carl J. Howell, 33 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howell of Montague Township, died yesterday at the Muskegon County Tuberculosis Sanatorium in North Muskegon after a long illness.
Mr. Howell was born in Montague Township September 9, 1906, and he spent all his life there. Surviving besides his parents are four brothers, Merle and Ernest of Auburn Heights, Ralph of Grand Rapids, and Warren of Montague, and three sisters, Mrs. Warren Ash of Otsego, Mrs. Rudolph Geyer of Chicago, Mrs. James Stafford of Montague.
Funeral services will be held from the Gee Funeral Home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with Rev. August Klaiber in charge. Burial will be in Montague.
GEYER - Mrs. Verda H. Geyer, aged 86, widow of Rudolph P. Geyer, passed away, Sunday, January 1, 1995. Surviving are her children, Coralie J. and Dan Biddick of Grand Rapids; Lois J. and Warren Sponsler of Philadelphia PA; four grandchildren David Biddick, Timothy and Rebecca Biddick, Jennifer and Steven Shambora, Warren Sponsler Jr.; three great grandchildren Michael Biddick, Danielle Biddick, Timothy Biddick. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, January 4, 1995 at 3 PM in the funeral home chapel. Rev. Marc Stewart of Park Congregational Church officiating. Memorials to Sight Seer, 3333 East Beltline NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505 will be appreciated. Arrangements by Ofield Metcalf & Jonkhoff, 4500 Kalamazoo SE, Trust 100.
Bernice Howell 1910-1917
Hazel Bernice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howell, died Saturday, November 10, aged 7 years, 4 months and 17 days. She was born June 24, 1910, in the home where she died. Although confined to her bed only five weeks she had been ailing for over a year, during which time she bore her suffering with patience and fortitude. Her death resulted from enlargement of the heart. The funeral was held Monday afternoon from the home, Rev. Chamberlain officiating. interment was made in Oak Grove Cemetery. The floral
tribute was very beautiful. Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Warren Ash of Allegan, Mr. and Mrs. Cobb of Muskegon, and Mrs. Jacob Boss of Grand Rapids.
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