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Submitted by Mary Love Berryman ( – 5 December 2004


A. J. Howell Dies Tuesday Evening

After an Illness extending over a period of several years, A. J. Howell died at his home a few miles north of town at six o’clock Tuesday evening.

Andrew Johnson Howell was born in the Florence community January 23, 1873 and was 72 years, 2 months and 4 days old at the time of his death. He bad been a resident of the Florence community all of his life. He was married to Mies Bernice Morris in 1901 and to this union five children were born, two dying in infancy, He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Orville Love, Georgetown; two sons, Frank and Arnold of Florence, and a number of grandchildren. He is also survived by five sisters and three brothers. He was a long time member of Florence Baptist Church and was a member of Camp 278, W. O. W.

Mr. Howell was engaged in business in Florence when a young man, later moving to the country where he engaged in farming and stockraising and was considered one of the oommunity’s most progressive farmere. He bad a wide circle of friends all over this section of the county who will regret to hear of his death. He will, be sadly missed by his family and friends throughout the community.

The funeral is being held this afternoon at the Baptist Church, with Rev. Floyd Simmons, local pastor conducting the services, with burial in the Florence Cemetery.

(Handwritten – March 1945)

Copied at the Florence Library 12 Nov 2004

Death Date taken from tombstone, Florence Cemetery, Florence, Williamson County, TX – MLB