The Descendants of Andrew David Howell
of Illinois



Andrew David HOWELL was born 15 November 1833 in Ohio. He died in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois on 1 April 1927. He was an Operating Engineer at the Chicago Water Pumping Station, i.e., the Water Tower downtown. From the 1880 census, I have found the birthplaces of his parents, but no names. His father was born in Maine; mother in Ohio.

Andrew married Sarah Jane WELLS in Cass, Dupage County, Illinois, on 15 December 1855. Sarah was born on 18 May 1838 in New York state and died 4 December 1920, probably in Chicago. Her parents were Stillman Plumber WELLS (1810-1845), born in Connecticut, and Mary Ann WOODIN (1816-1895), born in New York state.

Andrew's and Sarah's children:



Laura Theresa HOWELL, (she was a foster child Andrew and Sarah ultimately adopted.) Born 20 August 1858 in Indiana; died 18 December 1832.



Mary Elizabeth HOWELL, born in Illinois, most likely Chicago, on 18 February 1869; died 13 September 1944.



Charlie Augustus HOWELL, born 26 June 1862; died 21 February 1920.



1. Laura Theresa HOWELL. (She was a foster child Andrew and Sarah ultimately adopted.) Born 20 August 1858 in Indiana; died 18 December 1832. Laura married Charles A. OLSON on 7 February 1833 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He was born 18 January 1857 and died 30 December 1937.

Their daughter:


Laura Theresa HOWELL and Charles OLSON daughter was Gracie May OLSON. She was born 19 March 1884 and died 20 January 1969. She married William WARD on 24 April 1920. His birthdate is unknown, but he died 5 February 1952. They had no children.

2. Mary Elizabeth HOWELL was born in Illinois, most likely Chicago on 18 February 1869 and died 13 September 1944. Mary's first husband was George WESTON, dates unknown. They were married in Chicago, Illinois on 12 December 1883. Mary married, second, Charles Dwight MONTAGUE, born 20 April 1866, death unknown. They married on 9 March 1892.

Mary and her first husband, George, had one son:


George Howell WESTON. He was born in 1884, died in 1885.

Mary and second husband, Charles, had no children.

3. Charlie Augustus HOWELL was born on 26 June 1862 and died 21 February 1920. He was a plumber and electrician. Charlie married Sarah Medora WILCOX on 25 April 1889 in Chicago, Illinois. Sarah was born on 11 March 1869 in Sandwich, DeKalb County, Illinois and died 13 December 1954 in Chicago, Illinois. Her parents were John WILCOX, born 1841 in Ashtabula, Ohio, and Sadie Jane ROBBINS, born 1844 in Vermont.

Their children:



Andrew John HOWELL, born 1890



George Wells HOWELL, born 30 August 1891 and died 29 April 1966. He married Angeline (_?_), born 10 March 1897 and died 5 February 1954. They had four children, who are most likely still living.



Sarah May HOWELL, born 1894



Florence Ann Clara HOWELL, born 1895



4. Andrew John HOWELL was born 5 April 1890 and died 14 February 1965. He married Agnes Eleanor (_?_) on 28 December 1891.

Their children:


Charlie William HOWELL, born 1911; died 1958.



Lucille B. HOWELL, born 1917; died 1952.

5. Sarah May HOWELL was born 27 January 1894 in Chicago, Illinois and died 17 October 1990 in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin. She married Lyle Clyde TIMMS on 9 February 1916.

Lyle was born 6 January 1893 in Chicago, Illinois and died 10 October 1971 in Evergreen Park, Illinois. He was the son of William John TIMMS, born 1847 in Montreal, Quebec and Mary Ann DONOVAN, born 1847 in Trenton, New Jersey.

Daughter of Sarah and Lyle:


Mary Elizabeth TIMMS, born 1918; died 1986

There are known to have been other children.

6. Florence Ann Clara HOWELL was born 15 October 1895 and died 3 February 1965. She married a Mr. SVARA.

Daughter of Florence and (_?_) Svara:


Margaret Delores SVARA, born 1924; died 1979


Submitted by Stacey Nordmeyer 23Aug2001




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