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Leland Allison Howell, Jr.

Male 1924 - 1928  (4 years)

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  • Name Leland Allison Howell 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 1924 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Dec 1928  Silver Lake, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 17 Dec 1928  Mount Hope Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4062  Rossville
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2017 

    Father Leland Allison Howell, Sr.,   b. 16 Oct 1888, Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1980, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Family ID F4263  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Howell, Leland
    Obituary- Howell, Leland
    Leland Allison Howell, jr., 4-year old son of Dr. and Mrs. L. A. Howell, Route 11, Silver Lake, died at the home of his parents, Saturday night from scarlet fever. Besides his parents, he is survived by a brother, Robert Ernest Howell, 11. Private burial services were held in Mount Hope cemetery, Topeka, Monday afternoon, December 17, at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Edwin N. Judd of the Silver Lake M. E. church.

    Little Lee Howell was a “sonny boy” of a happy family:—
    A baby, still, to his mother;
    “Big Boy” to his father;
    Companion and playmate to his
    A lovable lad of four and a half, with a smiling face to the rest of us, who were his occasional intimates. But to himself he was a grown-up man and a full citizen of his own little world, in which everything was real. His own yard was a vast estate, his home, a castle. His many little possessions—-his trains, trucks, cars, and many, many other articles—were of real value to him and treasures indeed. In this little world he passed his lifetime. In it he moved, learning many important truths, gathering experience, working out problems, adding to his store of knowledge from replies to countless questions. And in these happy surroundings, he laughed and played and worked. The days passed as months, months as seasons, seasons as years, and years as decades, Time, to us all, is but a fleeting thing that leads on and on. And who can say that little Lee did not live a full life in that childhood’s perfect world in which everything is real and true and sincere. His Fairyland dreams unshattered, his friendships unbroken, his Peace secure.

    And thus we shall wish to remember him—as a little man of Childhood Land, and we shall wish to impress upon our memory an image of his bright, happy face, that blended so perfectly with the rays of sunshine that fell upon the trees and the flowers and the other living things of Nature—that Nature whose mysteries we cannot fathom or understand.