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THE WESTERN STAR, 3 August 1906
Obituary of FRANCIS MARION HOWELL

Sudden Death of F. M. Howell.

At 4:45 p.m. on last Friday, July 27, 1906, F. M. Howell, a well known citizen of this city, died suddenly of heart trouble. He had been in poor health for some time and was under the doctor's care, although able
to be around most of the time. On Saturday afternoon he followed his usual custom of going to the post office and then found a resting place in the shade in front of P. H. Thornton's real estate office. He appeared to be in about his usual health and chatted pleasantly with a
number of friends about him. In a few minutes, however, someone near noticed that he seemed unusually pale and even deathly, and upon going to him found that he was in a dying condition. He was still sitting in his chair. Everything possible was done for him but to no avail. Death ensued within a few minutes.

Francis Marion Howell was born on April 26, 1832, near Troy, Lincoln county, Missouri, and was, therefore, at the time of his death three months and one day past 74 years of age. He was married on June 22,
1870, to Amanda E. Powell. To this union were born seven children, all of whom live to mourn a father's death.

In 1893 Mr. Howell moved from Missouri to Kansas. In 1895 he went to Oklahoma where he lived until 1896 when he returned to Coldwater. Here he continued to live until the time of his death. He served three years
and six months as a member of the Forty-ninth Missouri cavalry during the Civil War and participated in a number of important battles. He was ever a brave soldier and since the war he continued to be a loyal
citizen and a worthy member of the community in which he lived. For several years he had been a familiar figure on the streets of Coldwater. All were his friends.

The funeral services were held at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Rev. W. L. Roberts conducted brief services at the home. Interment was made in the Coldwater cemetery.
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Card of Thanks.

We desire to thank the good people of Coldwater who were so kind to our father while living and for the assistance given in his burial.

C. A. Howell.
L. W. Howell and Wife.
O. B. Howell and Wife.
O. D. Howell.
E. F. Howell.
Mrs. Zilla Winthrow.
Pearl Howell.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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