Mary Ann Powell

13 October 1896–
Treorchy, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Powell was born on 13 October 1896, in Treorchy, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, Gwilym Powell, was 30 and her mother, Kate Barnes, was 29. She lived in Ystrad-dyfodwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1901 and Rhondda, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom for about 28 years.

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Family Time Line

Gwilym Powell
Kate Barnes
William Powell
John Evelyn Powell
Mary Ann Powell
Kate Amelia Powell
Tom Protheroe Powell
Harold George Powell

Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Age 4

The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.

Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 44

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

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)

  • Mary Ann Powell in household of Gwilym Powell, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Mary A Powell, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Mary Ann Powell in household of William Powell, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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