Myrtle Powell

Brief Life History of Myrtle

When Myrtle Powell was born on 26 April 1891, in Martin, Indiana, United States, her father, William Alexander Powell, was 29 and her mother, Florence Ruth Jones, was 21. She married James William Case on 2 October 1920, in Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Hillham, Columbia Township, Dubois, Indiana, United States in 1920 and French Lick, French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1930. She died in September 1943, at the age of 52, and was buried in French Lick, French Lick Township, Orange, Indiana, United States.

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James William Case
Myrtle Powell
Marriage: 2 October 1920
Pauline Iris Case

Sources (9)

  • Myrtle Powell in household of John G Jones, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myrtle, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Myrtle Powell, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ (see Howell ).

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 Saint Paul’ (see Guilfoyle ).

English: variant of Paul or Poole .

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

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