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
1865–1936
Jennie Thankful Bolton
1873–1948
Marriage: 1893
Infant Son Powell
1893–1893
Ellen Wilsey Powell
1896–1994
Willliam Henry Howard Powell
1899–1982
Lula Irene Powell
1903–1961
Ira Edward Powell
1910–1998

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1893
Ellsworth, Kansas, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    John Milton Powell

    Male1844–1917Male

    Margaret Ann Brown

    Female1844–1920Female

siblings

(6)

+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.
1871

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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