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Agnes Isabelle Howie
10 May 1868  -    13 November 1954
Mecklenburg Co NC  -    Buncombe County NC
The 1880 census of Cabarrus County lists the household of S. M. Stafford in Rocky River.
Included are William H. Howie, age 15, farm laborer, and Agnes I. Howie, age 12, servant. The
evidence suggests that William and Agnes were brother and sister, employed by the Staffords.

Agnes Isabelle Howie died in Asheville, NC, 13 November 1954. Her death certificate (for which
the informant was C. M. Howie, Swannanoa, NC)  indicates that her father was William H. Howie,
her mother was unknown, and her birthplace was Mecklenburg County NC. This may be an
error, as William H. Howie's death certificate, informed by the same C. M. Howie, states that
William's parents were "Harvey Howie and Mary Strube". (But Mary Strube married
Harvey Howie in 1863.)

Agnes Howie's death certificate states further that her occupation had been housekeeper in
private homes, that she had lived in Buncombe County for thirty years, residence at time of
death was 232 E. Chestnut Nursing Home, Asheville, NC, and that burial was in Bee Tree
Baptist Church Cemetery.
Sources: NC Death Certificate, Agnes Isabelle Howie;
          NC Marriage Collection.