Mary Laura Powers

21 December 1899–5 February 1973 (Age 73)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Mary Laura

When Mary Laura Powers was born on 21 December 1899, in Iowa, United States, her father, Thomas G. Powers, was 36 and her mother, Abbie C. Chamberlain, was 31. She married LeRoy David Petterson about 1928, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930 and San Bernardino Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. She died on 5 February 1973, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

LeRoy David Petterson
Mary Laura Powers
Marriage: about 1928
Georgia Lou Petterson

Spouse and Children

about 1928
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States


    Georgia Lou Petterson


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas G. Powers


    Abbie C. Chamberlain




    John George Powers



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 14

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Power .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary L Powers in household of Thomas G Powers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laura Powers in household of Thomas G Powers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Laura Petterson in household of Leroy D Petterson, "United States Census, 1940"

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