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Elizabeth Bell Vanauken Howerton

Female 1865 - 1937  (72 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Bell Vanauken Howerton 
    Born 2 Apr 1865  St. Clair County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Oct 1937  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Oct 1937  Woodlawn Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to the Illinois death index found on, she's buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Kansas City, Kansas.
    Person ID I4064  Rossville
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2019 

    Father James F Bell 
    Family ID F4266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Howerton,   b. 3 Jan 1838, Morgan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1925, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1914  Osceola, St. Clair County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage- Vanauken, Elizabeth-Howerton, John
    Marriage- Vanauken, Elizabeth-Howerton, John
    John Howerton Married
    John Howerton put one over on his many friends in this city by quietly slipping away about a month ago and marrying Mrs. Elizabeth Annaukn, of Kansas City, Mo. The marriage took place at Osceola, Mo., and the honeymoon trip was made to Monegaw Springs where Mr. and Mrs. Howerton spent three weeks. Mr. Howerton returned to Rossville last Thursday and Mrs. Howerton remained in Kansas City. Not until Monday did Mr. Howerton break the news to home folks and it was not until his bride stepped off the train last night with him that the event became known about town.

    Mrs. Howerton before her marriage had been at Mound Ridge, Kansas conducting a milinery store.

    Mr. and Mrs. Howerton will be “at-home” to their friends in a few days in the Howerton home on Spruce street.

    The Reporter extends congratulation and bids Mrs. Howerton a hearty welcome to the city.
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2019 00:25:51 
    Family ID F4209  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Howerton, Elizabeth
    Obituary- Howerton, Elizabeth
    Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Howerton, 69 years old, a former resident of Rossville, who died Tuesday at the home of her son, Arthur Vanauken in Chicago, were held today, (Thursday), at 3 o’clock at the Geo. H. Long chapel in Kansas City, Kan. Mrs. Howerton went to Kansas City, Kansas, with her father, James F. Bell, in 1868 and lived there nearly all her life except for the period of time she lived in Rossville after her marriage to the late John Howerton.

    Mrs. Howerton returned to Kansas City, about 10 years ago.

    She was a past matron of Mendias chapter No. 1, Order of Eastern Star. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Emma J. Dailey, 700 St. Paul street, Kansas City, Kansas; two brothers, Charles Bell and Fred Bell, both of Wilson, Okla. The Mendias chapter conducted Eastern Star services. Burial was in Memorial Park cemetery.