Ruby Powell

6 March 1883–7 November 1969 (Age 86)
Camilla, Mitchell, Georgia, United States

The Life of Ruby

When Ruby Powell was born on 6 March 1883, in Camilla, Mitchell, Georgia, United States, her father, James Hilliard Powell, was 43 and her mother, MARTHA ELIZABETH SCAIFE, was 39. She married Iverson Parker Chapman from 1912 to 1946. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 10, Sarasota, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 7 November 1969, in Sarasota, Florida, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Iverson Parker Chapman
Ruby Powell
Marriage: from 1912 to 1946
Iverson Parker Chapman
Katherine Chapman
Harry Sinquefield Chapman
Rubie Chapman
Oscar Thomas Chapman

Spouse and Children

    Iverson Parker Chapman



from 1912 to 1946


    Iverson Parker Chapman


    Katherine Chapman


    Harry Sinquefield Chapman


    Rubie Chapman



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · Eatonville is Incorporated

Age 4

On August 15, 1887, the town of Eatonville was incorporated into Orange County, Florida. The town is significant for being one of the first all-black, self-governed municipalities in the country.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Ruby Powell in household of J H Powell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rubie A Chapman in household of Iverson P Chapman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rulen Chapman in household of Iverson P Chapman, "United States Census, 1920"

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