Cortez Scott Powell

Male24 April 1856–28 February 1946

Brief Life History of Cortez Scott

When Cortez Scott Powell was born on 24 April 1856, in Harmony, Vernon, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Simon Scott Powell, was 25 and his mother, Elnora Elizabeth Franklin, was 22. He married Sena Kight on 12 January 1879, in Orrock Township, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Lenore, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States in 1910 and Clarkston Election Precinct 2, Asotin, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 28 February 1946, in Clarkston, Asotin, Washington, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Lenore, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States.

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Cortez Scott Powell
Sena Kight
Marriage: 12 January 1879
Hester Evaline Powell
Cora Nevada Powell
Laura Angeline Powell
Winfield Scott Powell
Hulda Adaline Powell
Clifford Paul Powell
Mary Em Powell
Elsie Nancy Powell
Phillip Powell
Ella Mae Powell
Sena Pearl Powell

Sources (30)

  • C Powell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cortez Scott Powell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mr Cortez Powell in entry for Mrs Mary Gillespie, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 January 1879Orrock Township, Sherburne, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    Historical Boundaries - 1862: Walla Walla, Washington Territory, United States 1875: Columbia, Washington Territory, United States 1881: Garfield, Washington Territory, United States 1883: Asotin, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Asotin, Washington, United States


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 25

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell ).

    Irish: mainly of Welsh origin as in 1 above, but sometimes a surname adopted as equivalent of Gaelic Mac Giolla Phóil ‘son of the servant of Saint Paul’ (see Guilfoyle ).

    English: variant of Paul or Poole .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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