Charles E. Howell

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Date of Birth: 
Date of Death: 
July 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.


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


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

Associated Artifacts: 
Newspaper article regarding  Charles Howell
Letter announcing the death of Charles Howell
Personnel Document of Charles Howell
Last Reviewed September 29, 2015