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  4. Edith Aggie Howard: Birth: 7 MAR 1913 in Moore County, Ritter Township, North Carolina, USA. Death: 2 DEC 2008 in Moore Co. FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

  5. Leon Franklin Howard: Birth: 27 APR 1915 in Moore County, Ritter Township, North Carolina, USA. Death: 10 DEC 2008 in Moore County, Moore Regional Hospital Pinehurst

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  7. Robert Lee Howard: Birth: 6 JUN 1920 in Moore Co. NC USA. Death: 10 APR 1996 in Moore Co. NC USA

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Sources
1. Title:   County Heritage, Inc. PO Box 34 Waynesville, NC 28786 Copyright 2005 The Moore County Heritage Book Committee County Heritage, Inc.
Page:   Frank and Flossie Purvis Howard
2. Title:   New Hanover Public Library Wilmington, North Carolina Electronic Resources
Page:   1910 Moore County Ritter
3. Title:   New Hanover Public Library Wilmington, North Carolina Electronic Resources
Page:   1920 Moore County Ritter
4. Title:   2003 Northwest Section: Bensalem-Ritter-Sheffield Townships Compiled by: Doris Myers Brewer and Jocelyn Brabham Barrett Cemetery Records of Moore County North Carolina Northwest Section (4279 NC 109 Troy North Carolina 27371: A.P.T., 2003)
Page:   Ritter Township Page 95
Text:   Row 14 Grave 30-a

Notes
a. Note:   ess was born 7-1-1884 in the Howard's Mill area of Northern Moore County NC. The following summer both of his parents died of typhoid fever and his Grandfather Asa Maness raised Frank and his two-year old sister Mattie until his death in 1894. After Asa's death Frank moved with his uncle McClellan Maness to a farm adjacent to that of Nathaniel Green Purvis. On 8-5-1906 he married Green Purvis's oldest daughter Flossie Adelaide Purvis. Frank Howard worked with saw milling companies for a few years and he and Flossie moved several times until he received some of the Asa Maness property in a court settlement in 1909. After that he purchased additional tracts from the settlement one from his aunt Mary Caddell and one each from his uncles McClellan Maness and Blake Maness. Frank and Flossie made their home on this property and raised their 9 children of 3 girls and 6 boys. Frank and Flossie took great pride in their children. Family and friends in the area talk about the good times they had visiting with the Howard family on Highway 22. the family attended Pleasant Hill Methodist Church as did many of their relatives. Flossie was determined that each 9of her children would attend school.. She was very proud of the fact that all of her daughters became teachers. The first house that Frank built on his farm was destroyed by fire in 1918. The family moved to a make-shift house on a relative's property until he could rebuild. His oldest son Bennie Howard remembered helping his dad work on this house which still stands. As the boys grew older the Howards continued to farm but Frank engaged in other work as well. He was a carpenter whose work took him far from his family in Moore County. He is said to have worked as a carpenter at Duke University-in Miami and Washington DC. He also served in Moore County as a Justice of the Peace and as a mail carrier. His love of carpentry was evident in the many things he made in his home shop. When he wanted to learn to play the fiddle he fashioned one for himself and learned to play it in his later years. He helped enlist county residents when electricity came to the area after World War II. The Howard family has remained close through the years. For many years they gathered for corn shucking and chicken stews. Each year the family has a reunion at the Howard home place where the children-grandchildren-great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren of Frank and Flossie Howard celebrated the good times and happy memories.
Note:   Benjamin Franklin Howard son of Benjamin Moffitt Howard and Louisa Man
b. Note:   They lived in Highfall NC.


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