James Russell Howell Sr.

14 Dec 1912 - 8 Oct 1966

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James Russell Howell Sr.

14 Dec 1912 - 8 Oct 1966
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(The following story was extracted from the book 'In Deseret's Sweet Peaceful Land' by R. Wayne Stoker. The digitized book is available in FamilySearch under the 'Books' tab, including footnotes and sources for this story.) --------- James Russell Howell - James Russell Howell was born December 14,
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James Russell Howell Sr.


Salt Lake City Cemetery

200-250 N St
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
United States


November 8, 2013


November 2, 2013

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James R. Howell Sr. Obituary

Colaborador: ncritchlow Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

James Russell Howell Sr., 53, 1737 Logan Ave. (1625 South) died of natural causes Oct. 8 at 2:15 a.m. in a Salt Lake hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1912, Salt Lake City, to George A. and Edith Carr Howell. Married Virginia McEntire Nov. 14, 1935, Salt Lake City. Member Mountain View Second LDS Ward, Union Pacific Old Timers Club, Union Pacific Railroad conductor. Survivors: widow; son, James R. JR., Salt Lake City; brother, sister, Sidney G., Mrs. Georgina Hill, both Salt Lake City; MRs Dorothy Morrison, Payson. Funeral 10 a.m. Tuesday, 260 E. South Temple, where friends call Monday 7-8 p.m. Burial Salt Lake City Cemetery.

James Russell Howell

Colaborador: ncritchlow Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

(The following story was extracted from the book "In Deseret's Sweet Peaceful Land" by R. Wayne Stoker. The digitized book is available in FamilySearch under the "Books" tab, including footnotes and sources for this story.) --------- James Russell Howell - James Russell Howell was born December 14, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Virginia McEntire on November 14, 1935 in the Salt Lake Temple. Virginia was born July 5, 1917 in Malad, Idaho. James’ and Virginia’s only child, James Russell Howell Jr., was born August 14, 1942, seven years after they married. James supported his small family as a conductor on the Union Pacific Railroad, and when World War II arrived, was retained as a conductor for the duration in this essential industry. He served primarily on trains transporting troops and wounded. Virginia also worked diligently her whole life. Like many young girls she faithfully kept a diary and recorded her adventures and infatuations with the young men at school. James won out in her selection process and they were married just a year after she graduated from South High School. Virginia worked from that time on and it helped keep her busy when James was out of town on trips. She served for many years as the office manager for the Safeway Stores bread plant. James and Virginia enjoyed their workplace companions and particularly enjoyed playing cards with James’ friends from the railroad. Although James and Virginia were not particularly active in the church, good young friends kept their son, Jim, busy in the various youth activities in church. They were most pleased when Jim accepted his call to serve as a missionary in the Northern Far East Mission of the church. While he was serving in Japan they taught Sunday School classes at home. They later became less active. The couple were members of the Mountain View Second Ward when James Russell died in a Salt Lake City hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage on October 8, 1966. He was fifty-four at the time of his death. Following James’ death, Virginia was married to Max Beckstead on September 27, 1968 . Max had two children, Bruce and Vickie, from his prior marriage. Virginia was busy with Max in caring for his two children. They had challenges as Bruce had multiple sclerosis, and Vickie went through several unsuccessful marriages. Max died December 27, 1992. Virginia McEntire died December 10, 2004 at the age of eighty-seven, from causes incident to age. She was a caring mother and grandmother. Virginia was a classy lady who kept her sense of humor to the end. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and traveling.

Virginia McEntire Wedding

Colaborador: ncritchlow Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

The marriage of Miss Virginia McEntire, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.A. McEntire, 1450 Ninth East street, and James R. Howell, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Howell, 550 West Second North street, took place Friday in the Salt Lake City L.D.S. temple. a reception was given in the evening at the Hyrum Jensen home on Highland drive. The bride wore a handsome gown of ivory satin en train and carried a bouquet of pink roses and white sweet peas. The bridesmaids wore satin gowns in the pastel shades. Miss June Slatter, the maid of honor, wore Nile green satin; Miss Dorothy Peterson, pale blue; Miss Vivian Jamison, orchid, and Miss Louise Kinghorn, rose. The attendants carried bouquets of chrysanthemums. The living rooms were effectively decorated with a profusion of roses and chrysanthemums. Mrs. Frank Slatter was in charge of the dining room and Miss Zella Skidmore was in charge of the gift room. the following young girls served in the dining room: Miss Bette Butte, Miss Mary Jane Forbes and Miss Mildred Murphy.

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James Russell Howell Sr. was born on 14 Dec 1912
James Russell Howell Sr. was 8 years old when The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, guaranteeing women's suffrage in America. The Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. It was adopted on August 18, 1920.
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James Russell Howell Sr. was 27 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
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James Russell Howell Sr. was 29 years old when World War II: The Imperial Japanese Navy made a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, intending to neutralize the United States Pacific Fleet from influencing the war Japan was planning to wage in Southeast Asia. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all of the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most global war in history; it directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of total war, the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, blurring the distinction between civilian and military resources. World War II was the deadliest conflict in human history, marked by 50 to 85 million fatalities, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. It included massacres, the genocide of the Holocaust, strategic bombing, premeditated death from starvation and disease and the only use of nuclear weapons in war.
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James Russell Howell Sr. was 45 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
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James Russell Howell Sr. died on 8 Oct 1966 at the age of 53
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