Myrtle Georgia Power

Female15 January 1903–28 August 1964

Brief Life History of Myrtle Georgia

When Myrtle Georgia Power was born on 15 January 1903, in Texas, United States, her father, Crockett English Power, was 30 and her mother, Mary Lula Pate, was 24. She lived in Sweetwater, Nolan, Texas, United States in 1910 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 15 years. She died on 28 August 1964, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Redlands, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Weldon Gibson
1912–1987
Myrtle Georgia Power
1903–1964

Sources (3)

  • Myrtle G Gibson, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Myrtis Lower in household of Crocket E Lower, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Myrtle Gibson in household of Weldon Gibson, "United States Census, 1940"

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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 2

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 3

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 26

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Name Meaning

English and Irish (of Norman origin): ethnic or habitational name from Old French Pohier, Poer, Middle English Po(u)er, Power ‘native of the Pays de Poix’ (Picardy). This is one of the most common surnames in Ireland.

English: nickname for a poor man, or ironically for a miser, from Middle English povre, poure ‘poor’ (from Latin pauper). Compare Poor .

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

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