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Our History

Charles E. Howell

Name:  Charles Edward Howell

Date of Birth:  1879

Date of Death: 07/17/1921

Location of Death:  Limestone County, AL

 

 

CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH

Prohibition Agent Charles Howell and several fellow agents had just completed a still raid in Limestone County, AL.  From ambush, a shot rang out and Agent Howell was instantly killed. While a number of individuals were arrested, the person that shot Agent Howell was never identified.

BACKGROUND

Agent Howell joined the Prohibition Unit on 8/15/1920, with an annual salary of $1,500.

PERSONAL

Agent Howell was born in Marion County, AL.  He was survived by his wife.

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