Studio shots, no. 109: Phenie Powell Howard.

Phenie Powell Fleming Kornegay Howard (1873-1970).


In the 1880 census of Taylor township, Wilson County, N.C.: farmer Ichabud Powell, 32; wife Mary A., 32; and children Beedy A., 9, Pheny, 7, John, 5, James W., 4, Henry G., 3, and Mary A.E., 11 months.

In the 1910 census of Taylor township: on Finchs Road, farm laborer William Fleming, 35; wife Phanie, 24, farm laborer; daughter Geneva Howard, 4; and orphan Annie Holy, 13, farm laborer. 

On 29 November 1921, Allison Howard, son of Deal and Rhoda Howard, married Phenie Kornegay, 40, daughter of Jacob [sic] and Mary Powell, in Wilson. William Powell and Mattie Lucas witnessed the ceremony.

In the 1928 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Howard Allison (c; Feenie) lab h 401 N Reid

In the 1930 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Howard Allison (c; Thenie) farm hd h 400 (401) N Reid

Moses Allerson Howard died 6 October 1937 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was 70 years old; was born in Wilson County to Deal Howard and Rhoda Eatmon; was married to Phenina Howard; worked as a farmer; and was buried in Wilson [likely, Vick Cemetery.]

Phenie Powell Howard died 13 January 1970 in Wilson. Per her death certificate, she was born 20 April 1890 to an unnamed father and Mary Lassiter; was a widow; and lived at 400 North Reid Street. Mahalie Harmon, Washington, D.C., was informant.

Photo courtesy of Levolyre Farmer Pitt.

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