Mary Ann Power

23 February 1829–12 February 1911 (Age 81)
Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Power was born on 23 February 1829, in Vigo, Indiana, United States, her father, Benjamin Power, was 21 and her mother, Phoebe Ewick, was 20. She married Thomas C. Anderson on 1 July 1847, in Scotland, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Harrison Township, Scotland, Missouri, United States in 1850 and Walla Walla, Walla Walla, Washington, United States in 1880. She died on 12 February 1911, in Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Washington, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States.

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John D. Turner
Mary Ann Power
Marriage: 19 June 1853
Benjamin M. Turner
Samantha Ann Turner
Harriet Antoinette Turner
John Thomas Turner
James Patten Turner
Joseph A. Turner
Sydney Irene Turner
Charles Marion Turner

Spouse and Children

19 June 1853
Scotland, Missouri, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Power


    Phoebe Ewick





    Martha Ellen Power


    James Patton Power


    Julia Ann Power


    Francis Mason Power


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 2

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 22

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Name Meaning

1 Irish (Leinster and Munster) and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Pois, a place in Picardy (said to have been named with Old French pois ‘fish’ because of its well-stocked river), from Old French Pohier ‘native of Pois’.2 English: nickname for a poor man, or ironically for a miser, from Middle English, Old French povre, poure ‘poor’ (Latin pauper). Woulfe gives this also as the meaning of the Norman Irish name, which in early records is found as le Poer, believing it to be a nickname for someone who has taken a vow of poverty.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Anderson in household of Benjamin Powers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Anderson in household of Benjamin Powers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary A Turner in household of J D Price, "United States Census, 1910"

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