Was he at any time listed as Henry? I have a child named Henry F. HOWELL in the family tree that was born about 1908 in WV to Malcolm HOWELL and Mary RIFE.
Malcolm HOWELL was the son of Lilburn HOWELL and Lovena HALL.
Lilburn HOWELL was the son of Jesse HOWELL and his first wife, Elizabeth HALL.
Our common ancestors were:
1. Jesse HOWELL (your Lilburn was through Jesse's 1st wife, Elizabeth HALL, My great grandfather, Farmer Mallie HOWELL was the son of Jesse HOWELL and his 2nd wife, Spicey HALL.)
2. Samuel HALL and Spicey RHEA (Lovena HALL was the daughter of Owen HALL and Catherine Cynthia HALL. Catherine Cynthia HALL was the daughter of Samuel HALL and Spicey RHEA). My Line: Spicey HALL is believed to have been the granddaughter of Samuel HALL and Spicy RHEA.
According to my genealogy program, Frank HOWELL (1907 - 1951) would have been my 2nd cousin once removed.