Walter, Margaret “Ella”

Ella Walter, c. 1898.

Class of 1898

Birth: Sep 1879, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Death:  14 Feb 1932, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA

Martin Crawford Walter (1844-1907)
Bettie Johnson Walter

Charles Cullen Howerton (1884-1931)

Mary Elizabeth Howerton Betts Murray (1909-1999)
Margaret Walter Howerton

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Concord, Cabarrus County, North Carolina, USA
Source:, # 151047678.


The Concord Tribune (Concord, NC), April 21, 1908, p. 1.

Miss Margaret Ella Walter of This City, Wedded to Mr. Charles Cullen Howerton, of Durham – Nuptials Solemnized at Greensboro Saturday Last at High Noon – Will Live in Durham

The announcement Saturday of the marriage of Miss Margaret Ella Walter, of this city, and Mr. Charles Cullen Howerton, of Durham, came in the nature of a surprise to their many friends in this city and elsewhere, except to a very limited number of intimate friends who were put wise several weeks ago. Last Saturday Miss Walter left ostensibly for Winston-Salem to attend the Easter services of the Moravians, but by prearrangement, Cupid delayed her journey at Greensboro, where she was met by Mr. Howerton. The couple went to the home of Mr. L. H. Battle, a cousin of the groom, where they were quietly united in marriage, the ceremony being solemnized by Dr. J. L. White, pastor of the First Baptist church of Greensboro. Mr. and Mrs. Howerton left immediately for Danville, where they spent the Sabbath and will return to their future home at Durham tomorrow. The bride is well and popularly known in this city, where she has lived all her life, and where she has many admiring friends. She is the only child of the late M. C. Walter and lived with her mother on West Depot street.

The Durham Daily Sun of Saturday contained the following story of the nuptials:

“The marriage of Mr. C. Cullen Howerton and Miss Margaret Ella Walter took place this morning at 11 o’clock at the home of the bride in Concord. The occasion was a very quiet affair and only intimate friends of the contracting parties in Concord were present.

“The event, which was learned in Durham this afternoon, accorded his friend a genial surprise. The ceremony was performed at 11 o’clock, by Dr. J. L. White, pastor of the First Baptist church, in Greensboro, and the couple immediately left on a bridal tour, to return home in Durham next Tuesday.

” The groom is a member of the firm of Messrs. C. P. Howerton & Son, and is a highly esteemed young business man with a score of friends. Miss Walter is a very attractive young lady with many admiring friends in Durham and Concord. She has frequently visited in this city, and is much liked by all with whom she became acquainted.”


Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, NC), February 15, 1932, p.7.

Mrs. Ella Walter Howerton

CONCORD, Feb. 1. – Mrs. Ella Walter Howerton, widow of C. C. Howerton, whose death occurred recently, and member of an old Concord family, died this morning in a local hospital from complications following an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be held in S. Andrews Lutheran church tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock and burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery here.

Mrs. Howerton, who was 52 and a native of Concord, had made her home in Black Mountain in recent years, having been brought here several days ago by relatives who thought the change might improve her condition. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C. S. Betts of Richmond, Va., and Miss Margaret of Black Mountain.