John Powles

22 July 1885–1965 (Age 79)
Argoed, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Powles was born on 22 July 1885, in Argoed, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Edwin Powles, was 39 and his mother, Hannah Evans, was 39. He married Elizabeth Beynon on 19 September 1909, in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He died in 1965, in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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John Powles
Elizabeth Beynon
Marriage: 19 September 1909

Spouse and Children

19 September 1909
Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 5

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.
1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Age 15

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 23

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Welsh origin): variant of Powell , with redundant English patronymic -s.2 English: patronymic from Poul, a variant of the personal name Paul .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Powles in household of Edwin Powles, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Powles, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • John Powles, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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