Emily Gaylord Powell

1893–1976 (Age 82)
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Emily Gaylord

When Emily Gaylord Powell was born on 11 September 1893, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, her father, Nathan Powell Jr., was 28 and her mother, Susan Bowler Pendleton, was 25. She married Douglass Marshall Allen on 1 June 1917, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Madison Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1910. She died on 1 August 1976, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States.

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Emily Gaylord Powell
Douglass Marshall Allen
Marriage: 1 June 1917
Douglas Allen
Emily Powell Allen

Spouse & Children

1 June 1917
Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Nathan Powell Jr.


  • Susan Bowler Pendleton




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 20

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Emily G Powell in household of Susan P Powell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emma G Powell in household of Nathan Powell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emily Allen in household of Douglas Allen, "United States Census, 1920"

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