Henry Willard Powell

18 March 1892–24 May 1954 (Age 62)
Meade, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Henry Willard

When Henry Willard Powell was born on 18 March 1892, in Meade, Kentucky, United States, his father, Henry Pusey Powell, was 32 and his mother, Mary Catherine Board, was 28. He married Hazel Ethelyn Lemon on 25 July 1915, in Crawford, Delta, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 2 Brandenburg, Meade, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920. He died on 24 May 1954, in Montrose, Colorado, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Delta, Delta, Colorado, United States.

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Henry Willard Powell
Hazel Ethelyn Lemon
Marriage: 25 July 1915
Thelma Mae Powell
Gerald Powell
Charles Powell
Willard Duane Powell
Merle Lyle Powell
Elsie Elaine Powell
Donald Ray Powell

Spouse and Children

25 July 1915
Crawford, Delta, Colorado, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Henry Pusey Powell


    Mary Catherine Board




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 8

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Benny W Powell in household of Powell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willard Powell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Willard H Powell, "United States Census, 1930"

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