EDWARD ANTHONY HOWELL was born in Pennsylvania about 1917, one of eight children born to John J. and Mary Ella Stapleton Howell, the others being Robert, Donald, James, Mary Ellen, Lillian, John J. Jr., and Charles Franklin. His early years were spent at New Philadelphia PA, in Schuylkill County, where his father owned a grocery store. The family resided there in January 1920, at 61 Water Street.
By 1930, John J. Howell had passed away. Mary Ella Howell and her family were living at 330 York Street in North Camden. Edward Howell Enlisted in the United States Navy prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941.
Edward Anthony Howell died of causes not related to combat while serving in the United States Navy during World War II. He was survived by his mother, who was still a resident of 330 York Street, Camden NJ. The Howell family remained at the York Street address into the 1960s.
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