Howard Nelson Eells

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  • Name: Howard Nelson Eells
  • Location of Birth: Pipestone, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 23, 1922
  • Date of Death: November 15, 1985 (63 years old)
  • Parents: Nelson Eells and Fannie (Cheney) Eells
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  • Branch: Army
  • Other Branch: United States Army Air Force
  • Date Sworn In: January 31, 1943 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: December 10, 1945 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Howard was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force, South Pacific Theater.

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947:
    Name: Howard Nelson Eells
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Age: 20
    Relationship to Draftee: Self (Head)
    Birth Date: May 23, 1922
    Birth Place: Pipestone, Minnesota, USA
    Residence Place: Sn Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Registration Date: June 30, 1942
    Registration Place: San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
    Employer: Consolidated
    Height: 6'
    Weight: 165
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Blue
    Next of Kin: N. O. Eells

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Howard had been a Grand Rapids, Minnesota resident since 1946.

    He worked for Dairyland Electric Co-Op for thirty-nine years and was a line superintendent for the past nineteen years.

    Howard was a member of McVeigh-Dunn Post #60 American Legion.

    He is survived by his wife, Mae; one son, Duane; two daughters, Ruth Eells and Carolyn Buchanan; one brother, Mel; one sister, Marion Toven; and three grandchildren.

    Howard died at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Wildwood Cemetery at Cohasset, Minnesota.

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