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28. Rilla Caroline "Sis" HAGGARD was born on 1 November 1872 in Arkansas.21,22 She died on 11 October 1945 at the age of 72 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

Sis and Sarah were twins. Rella was listed as Willie, male, in 1880 Census. The birth date shown here is from the Comstock-Haggard book. In 1900, "Rillen" was stated born June of 1870. She was also said to have been married 12 years and it had been only 10 - daughter Ethel said born in May 1890, only about 4 months after the marriage.

The marriage is in the database of Arkansas Marriages online at <www.ancestry.com>

1900 Census. Union Twp, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 106
Harvey R. Howell, b. Jun 1866, age 34, married 12 years, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. KY, Farmer
Rillen, wife, b. Jun 1870, age 29, married 12 years, 6 children, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MS
Ethel, dau, b. May 1890, age 10, b. Indian Ter.
Chester, son, b. Jul 1892, age 7, b. AR as were the rest of the children
Thomas, son, b. Dec 1893, age 6
Guy S., son, b. Mar 1895, age 5
Oma, dau, b. Sep 1897, age 2
Lener, dau, b. Sep 1899, age 8 months
Thomas, father, b. Dec 1843, age 56, widowed, b. TN, parents b. TN

1910 Census. Long Twp, Sequoyah Co, OK, Hh 6
[same page with David & Mattie (Hays) King]
Thomas Howell, age 65, married one time for 31 years, b. TN, parents b. TN
H. R., age 43, married one time for 20 years, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MO
Rillie, wife, age 38, has had 10 children, b. AR, parents birthplace unk
children born in Arkansas:
Ethel, dau, 18
Chester, son 17
Thomas, son 15
Guy, son 13
Oma dau, 12
Lena, dau, 9
George, son, 7
Rosie B., dau, 6
born in Oklahoma:
Maud, dau, age 4
James, son, 2

1920 Census. Atkins, Sequoyah Co, OK, Hh 12
Harvie Howell, 54, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MO
Rillie, wife, age 47, b. AR, father b. GA, mother b. MS
Guy, son, age 24, b. Indian Ter. marked out and Oklahoma written in
George, son, age 18; b. Arkansas
Rose, dau, 16, b. ian Ter marked out and Oklahoma written in
Maud, dau, age 13, b. AR
James, son, 11, b. AR
Clara, dau, 8, b. AR [these last three were surely born in Oklahom!]
Oma Chatman, dau, age 22, widowed, b. AR
Hazel Chatman, granddaughter, age 1 year 8 months, b. OK
Thomas Howel, Father, age 76, widowed, b. TN, parents b. TN

1930 Census. Atkins, Sequoyah Co, OK, Hh 50
Harve R. Howell, 65, married at age 24, Farmer. Rilla C., wife, 57, married at 17
Maud, dau, 24, b. AR, Teacher, Public schools.
James, son, 21, b. OK, farmer. Clarie, dau 18, b. OK.
Alvin Redden, grandson, 18, b. OK, Mixed blood, Cherokee.

1940 Census. Atkins, Sequoyah, OK, Hh 145
Harve R. Howell, 75. Eillie C., wife, 67.
James F., son, 31. Clara G. dau, 28. George W., son, 37. All born Oklahoma.

Although Rilla is buried Akins Cemetery, in Oklahoma, she appears in the Arkansas Death Index as having died in Sebastian Co, AR. I wonder if she was in the hospital in Fort Smith at the time of her death. From the index she appears to have been a resident of Oklahoma and her date of death, the 11th of October, 1945. Only the year of her death appears on her gravestone. FindAGrave has her death as 13 Dec 1945.

Rilla Caroline "Sis" HAGGARD and Harvey Richard HOWELL were married on 8 January 1890 in Crawford County, Arkansas.24 Harvey Richard HOWELL, son of Thomas HOWELL and Mary J. MORTON, was born in June 1866 in Arkansas.81 He died on 19 October 1945 at the age of 79 in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

Harvey and Rella areburied Akins Cemetery, Akins, Sequoyah Co, OK

Rilla Caroline "Sis" HAGGARD and Harvey Richard HOWELL had the following children:

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i.

Ethel HOWELL was born in May 1890 in Indian Territory.

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ii.

Chester Norman HOWELL was born on 8 July 1892 in Arkansas. He died on 20 August 1964 at the age of 72 in Muskogee, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.

Married Beulah Maye Spear.

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iii.

Thomas HOWELL was born in December 1893 in Arkansas.

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iv.

Guy S. HOWELL was born in March 1895 in Arkansas.

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v.

Oma HOWELL.

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vi.

Lena HOWELL was born in September 1899 in Arkansas.

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vii.

George HOWELL was born in 1903 in Arkansas. He died on 28 July 1978 at the age of 75 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.

His grave marker has a birth date of 10 Aug 1901. George is buried Rose Lawn, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co, AR

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viii.

Rosie B. HOWELL was born in 1904 in Arkansas.

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ix.

Maud HOWELL was born in 1906 in Oklahoma.

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x.

James Frederick HOWELL was born on 23 November 1908 in Oklahoma. He died on 15 September 1971 at the age of 62 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

Although he is said to have died in Little Rock, James is apparently buried Akins Cemetery, Akins, Sequoyah Co, OK. His wife was Ruby Geneva Duty.

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xi.

Clara HOWELL (private).