I am a Howbert and have a book on Howbert's written by Abraham R. Howbert "with comments and supplementations by Edgar C. Howbert." It was written long ago and Edgar C. Howbert added what he could find in put together the revision that I have in 1967.
There is an Irvin C. Howbert who married Sadie Murray. She died in Apr 1967. He was 75 at the time of the book revision and it says he was "long retired from the railroad. He lives in Kenova, West Virginia. He and Sadie Murray Howbert were the parents of three children and the grandparents of nine. the ages of the latter are given as of the year 1967." Their children are listed as
Irvin C. Howbert, Jr, married to a Scottish girl, Betty Mochan. they live in Columbus, Ohio and are the parents of three: a. Shirley Ann Howbert 21 yrs old; b. James Howbert is 18 yrs old; c. Irvina Howbert is 11 years old.
jack Murray Howbert, 2nd child of irvin and sadie, married Elaine Hancock and live in Roanoke. their kids were Katrina Gill Howbert age 13, jack jr age 10 and Mark age 9.
Third child of Irvin and Sadie was Shirley Howbert who married William Maxwell. Live near Washington DC. kids: Drema Kay 14, Deborah Jeanne 11, and Linda sue 4.
Hope this helps and you actually see it after 2 years of posting.
Tami D. Howbert Thomas