George Franklin Powers

17 January 1831–31 July 1890 (Age 59)
Truxton, Cortland, New York, United States

The Life of George Franklin

When George Franklin Powers was born on 17 January 1831, in Truxton, Cortland, New York, United States, his father, Lyman Powers, was 28 and his mother, Mary A Lake, was 26. He married Laura E Ford on 23 September 1852, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Onondaga, Onondaga, New York, United States in 1850 and Ela Township, Lake, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died on 31 July 1890, in Wauconda, Lake, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Wauconda Township, Lake, Illinois, United States.

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George Franklin Powers
Laura E Ford
Marriage: 23 September 1852
Milton Leroy Powers
Fanny M. Powers
Hattie M. Powers
Clayton or Charles E. Powers

Spouse and Children

23 September 1852
Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Emerson M. Powers




    Mary Ann Powers


    Martha M. Powers



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World Events (8)

1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 1

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 17

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Power .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George F Powers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin Powers, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George F Powers, "United States Census, 1880"

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