Frank Jacob Powell

24 January 1918–January 1987 (Age 68)
Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Frank Jacob

When Frank Jacob Powell was born on 24 January 1918, in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States, his father, Elmer Lawrence Powell, was 38 and his mother, Daisy May Karney, was 37. He lived in Cherokee, Iowa, United States in 1997. He died in January 1987, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Cherokee, Cherokee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Lawrence Powell
1879–1949
Daisy May Karney
1880–1956
Frank Jacob Powell
1918–1987
Elmer Alvin Powell
1919–1950

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 4

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Frank Powell in household of Mildred Powell, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Frank Powell in household of Elmer Powell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frank Jacob Powell in household of Elmer L Powell, "United States Census, 1920"

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