Edward William Powell

31 December 1865–14 December 1936 (Age 71)
Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States

The Life of Edward William

When Edward William Powell was born on 31 December 1865, in Marshall, Clark, Illinois, United States, his father, John Milton Powell, was 21 and his mother, Margaret Ann Brown, was 21. He married Jennie Thankful Bolton in 1893, in Ellsworth, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Empire Township, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 December 1936, in Kanopolis, Ellsworth, Kansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Ellsworth, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward William Powell
Jennie Thankful Bolton
Marriage: 1893
Infant Son Powell
Ellen Wilsey Powell
Willliam Henry Howard Powell
Lula Irene Powell
Ira Edward Powell

Spouse and Children

Ellsworth, Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Milton Powell


    Margaret Ann Brown




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Age 6

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 20

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 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 St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ed Powell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ed Powell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wm O Powel, "United States Census, 1900"

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