Snaps, no. 9: William H. Howell.

William Harry Howell (1921-2004), perhaps on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: Harry Howell, 46, porter at A.C.L. station; wife Annie, 46, cook at cafe; and children William, 19, Lanetta, 17, Baker, 14, and Charles, 9.

In 1942, William Harry Howell registered for the World War II draft in Wilson. Per his registration card, he was born 14 February 1921 in Wilson; he resided at 1202 East Washington Street, Wilson; his contact person was Harry B. Howell; he was a student at Johnson C. Smith University; and he was 5’8″ tall and weighed 138 pounds.

Photograph courtesy of Ancestry.com user nokieford.

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