Wilson Daily Times, 10 December 1945.
In the 1910 census of Taylor township, Wilson County: on Howards Path, farmer William Howard, 26; wife Lula A., 26; and children Percy Lee, 3, and Essie May, 11 months.
In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Atlantic Street, Lucy Howard, 35, and children Parcy, 13, Lizzie, 9, Lola Bell, 8, William, 6, Aurtha P., 4, and Walter L., 3.
In the 1925 New York state census, Percy Howard is listed as a waiter living at Forest Hills Inn, Station Square, Queens.
On 4 March 1926, Percy Howard and Marie Robinson were married in Wilson.
In the 1928 Hill’s Wilson, N.C., city directory: Howard Percy (c; Marie) barber E L Artis h 717 E Green. [Ernest L. Artis‘ barbershop was at 517 East Nash Street.]
In the 1930 census of Manhattan, New York, New York, Percy Howard, 23, born in North Carolina, billiard parlor porter, was a lodger at 746 Saint Nicholas.
In the 1940 census of Manhattan, New York, New York, Percy L. Howard, 34, and wife Frances, 28, were lodgers at 119 West 115th Street.
In 1940, Percy Lee Howard registered for the World War II draft in Manhattan, New York, New York. Per his registration card, he was born 16 May 1906 in Wilson, N.C.; lived at 119 West 115 Street (also, 267 West 114 Street #1, 267 West 114 Street #3W); his contact was mother Lulu Ennie Howard; and he was self-employed. The registrar noted that Howard’s “left facial muscles paralyzed from stroke.”
Wilson Daily Times, 7 February 1946.
Percy Lee Howard’s obituary was published in the Wilson Daily Times on 19 December 1968. He died in New York City.