Mary Ann Power

Brief Life History 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

Sources (43)

  • Martha Anderson in household of Benjamin Powers, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mary Ann Anderson, "Missouri Marriages, 1750-1920"
  • Mary A Power Turner, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

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.


Historical Boundaries 1841: Scotland County created from Non-County Areas 19, 26, and 27.


Historical Information 1855: Walla Walla, Washington Territory, United States 1867: Wa Nca 4, Washington Territory, United States 1868: Walla Walla, Washington Territory, United States 1875: Columbia, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Columbia, Washington, United States

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): ethnic or habitational name from Old French Pohier, Poer, Middle English Po(u)er, Power ‘native of the Pays de Poix’ (Picardy). This is one of the most common surnames in Ireland.

English: nickname for a poor man, or ironically for a miser, from Middle English povre, poure ‘poor’ (from Latin pauper). Compare Poor .

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

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