HOWELL, FANNIE KILLGO MORAN (1853-1942) ~ Fannie Killgo Moran Howell was born on July 29, 1853, in Alabama to J. C. Killgo and Mary Duffey both of Alabama.
She first married Confederate Veteran Samuel J. Moran who entered the Confederate service from Alabama on March 6, 1862. He served in Co. D, 34th Regiment in General Mitchells Brigade. Samuel was captured at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on November 25, 1863, and imprisoned at Rock Island Barracks, Illinois. He was released from there June 20, 1865, on Oath. Samuel and Fannie married August 21, 1889, in Nashville, Howard County, Arkansas. Samuel died in August of 1905, in Arkansas.
In 1908, Fannie married J. C. Howell. J.C. was previously married and had one known child: I.L. Howell. J.C. and Fannie came to Texas in 1915 and settled in Polk County.
After the death of her second husband, Fannie lived with I.L. and his wife Mary for a short time before entering the Confederate Womens Home on August 2, 1934. Fannie would go back and forth from the Confederate Home to the Howells home until July 1, 1936, when Mary Howell, Fannies step-daughter-inlaw wrote to the home stating that I.L. and her could no longer afford to take care of Fannie and that her mind is too weak to make decisions. Mary thought that Fannie would be better off if she stayed in the Home. The Home recieved her once again and Fannie requested that all her money be left to the Howells. Fannie also requested that she buried in Arkansas, near her first husband and her brother, J.R. Killgo. When Fannie died on May 20, 1942, at the age of 88, the family decided that it would be best to have Fannie buried in the State Cemetery due to the fact that the cemetery in Arkansas she requested was an old, country cemetery and also, the costs of transporting her there could not be paid. Fannie Howell was interred the next day at the State Cemetery.
Sources: Confederate Home Application; Pension Application #1234; Death Certificate; Confederate Roster