Elvira Powell

Brief Life History of Elvira

When Elvira Powell was born on 6 November 1876, in Salem, Columbiana, Ohio, United States, her father, Scott Taylor Powell, was 30 and her mother, Maria M. Kibles, was 28. She married Frederick R. Garner on 26 June 1895, in Corunna, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Gustavus, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Hazelton Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 26 November 1926, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in New Lothrop, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States.

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Frederick R. Garner
1873–1950
Elvira Powell
1876–1926
Marriage: 26 June 1895
Robert Malcolm Garner
1899–1987
Adelaide Mildred Garner
1907–2000

Sources (14)

  • Elvira Garner in household of Fred R Garner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alvira Powell, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
  • Elvira Powell, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell ).

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 Saint Paul’ (see Guilfoyle ).

English: variant of Paul or Poole .

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

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