Bertie Lou Powell

1900–1981 (Age 80)
Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Bertie Lou

When Bertie Lou Powell was born on 7 August 1900, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States, her father, John C Powell, was 46 and her mother, Fannie Davis, was 33. She married Orion Hall Ford on 17 April 1919, in Gibson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Wilbarger, Texas, United States in 1910 and Civil District 13, Gibson, Tennessee, United States for about 5 years. She died on 24 February 1981, in Milan, Gibson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Milan, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.

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Bertie Lou Powell
Orion Hall Ford
Marriage: 17 April 1919
Dorothy Carolyn Ford

Spouse & Children

17 April 1919
Gibson, Tennessee, United States


  • Dorothy Carolyn Ford


Parents & Siblings

  • John C Powell


  • Female1866–1955Female



World Events (8)

1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 1

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Bertie Ford in household of Oren Ford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Birtie Ford in household of Orin H Ford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bertie Minger in household of Enos M Powell, "United States Census, 1910"

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