Muriel June Holcomb

Female6 June 1894–12 June 1993

Brief Life History of Muriel June

When Muriel June Holcomb was born on 6 June 1894, in California, United States, her father, George Vernon Holcomb, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Ann Sadie Knapp, was 23. She married Robert Chester Hugh Powell about 1913, in California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Santa Paula, Ventura, California, United States in 1930 and Santa Paula Judicial Township, Ventura, California, United States in 1940. She died on 12 June 1993, in Ventura, California, United States, at the age of 99.

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Robert Chester Hugh Powell
Muriel June Holcomb
Marriage: about 1913
Philip Wayne Powell
Robert Vernon Powell
Shirley Honor Powell
William Powell

Sources (15)

  • M June Powell in household of Robert C Powell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Muriel Jane Holcomb, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • June Powell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1913California, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 12

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.


    Age 26

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    English (Surrey and Sussex): habitational name from any of several places called Holcombe (Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Lancashire, Oxfordshire, Somerset), from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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