Norma Howell (1879 - 1985)

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Norma Howell
1879 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
Norma Howell was born on September 29, 1879. She died in November 1985 at 106 years of age. We know that Norma Howell had been residing in Carthage, Leake County, Mississippi 39051.


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Norma Howell passed away in November 1985 at 106 years of age. She was born on September 29, 1879. We have no information about Norma's surviving family. We know that Norma Howell had been residing in Carthage, Leake County, Mississippi 39051.
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In 1879, in the year that Norma Howell was born, on November 10th, Bell Telephone and Western Union reached an agreement. Bell Telephone would keep out of the telegraphy business and Western Union would stay out of the telephone business - leading to success for both.

In 1899, at the age of 20 years old, Norma was alive when the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

In 1938, at the age of 59 years old, Norma was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1962, by the time she was 83 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1985, in the year of Norma Howell's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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Eben, Australia
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Norma J. (Jones) Howell
Born: around 1941
Norma J. (Williams) Howell
Born: around 1942
Norma J. (Halsey) Howell
Born: around 1935
Norma J. (Clark) Howell
Born: around 1956
Norma J. (Glenn) Howell
Born: around 1957
Norma J. (Morrison) Howell
Born: around 1955
Norma J. (Williams) Howell
Born: around 1965
Norma B. (Harmon) Howell
Born: around 1923
Norma Howell
Feb 5, 1897 - March 1964
Norma L Howell
Jun 6, 1915 - Jan 6, 1996
Riverside, CA
Norma J Howell
Mar 27, 1933 - Jan 7, 1997
Boulevard, CA
Norma L Howell
Apr 9, 1929 - Jul 7, 1995
Sacramento, CA
Norma Howell
Apr 10, 1900 - January 1984
Tolovana Park, Oregon
Norma W Howell
Jan 31, 1914 - Apr 25, 2002
Burlington, WA
Norma K Howell
Jan 2, 1933 - Aug 13, 2011
Yakima, WA
Norma R Howell
Jun 17, 1923 - Dec 22, 1996
Lubbock, TX
Norma M Howell
Apr 23, 1909 - Jun 20, 1998
Ontario, OR

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Mauri L Howell
May 5, 1961 - Oct 10, 2007
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Ava D Howell
Apr 7, 1916 - Dec 21, 2000
Hackleburg, AL
Jimmy H Howell
Dec 4, 1951 - Feb 14, 2008
Gerald W Howell
Dec 13, 1952 - Jul 3, 2006
Saraland, AL
Margaret J Howell
May 8, 1952 - Oct 11, 1993
Randolph Howell
Jun 2, 1955 - October 1986
Charlotte M Howell
Feb 2, 1907 - Feb 1, 1998
Nell Howell
Aug 3, 1908 - Nov 23, 1991
Hamilton, AL
Vida B Howell
Dec 21, 1906 - Dec 29, 1992
Maryville, TN
J E Howell
Sep 11, 1954 - March 1990
Allie R Howell
Feb 3, 1900 - Apr 5, 1999
Bertha L Howell
Aug 23, 1909 - Mar 1, 2005
Birmingham, AL
Betty J Howell
Dec 24, 1963 - Sep 1, 2005
Centreville, AL
Sarah Howell
Jun 8, 1913 - October 1981
Birmingham, Alabama
Jimmie Howell
May 3, 1898 - April 1977
Hartselle, Alabama
Rosa L Howell
Apr 22, 1916 - Jun 26, 2003
Centre, AL
Evelyn Howell
Aug 14, 1914 - Oct 27, 1992
Haleyville, AL
D L Howell
Jul 16, 1962 - October 1990
John Howell
Feb 28, 1909 - August 1978
Alexandria, Alabama
Doris Howell
Oct 18, 1910 - Oct 17, 2000
Anniston, AL

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Pearl Shepherd
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Florence Epps
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