The year was 1912. Woodrow Wilson was elected president, the unsinkable Titanic sank and the Boston Red Sox defeated the New York Giants. In quiet Oklahoma, a baby girl was born. She would be named Anna.
On Aug. 19 surrounded by her family and friends, Anna Howell, celebrated her 103rd birthday.
The long time Hawthorne resident moved to Hawthorne in 1947 where she raised two sons, Harold and Jerry. She would work at the Naval Ammunition Depot. She would work within the ammunition production and the ordnance office before retiring.
Living alone until the age of 96, Howell enjoyed gardening and crocheting doilies.
She was recently in attendance of her son Harold’s 60th anniversary celebration to wife, Laura.
Howell currently resides at the Lefa C. Seran Skilled Nursing Facility where she is visited by family.