Zelma Allene Powell

18 August 1899–2 October 1987 (Age 88)
Coryell, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Zelma Allene

When Zelma Allene Powell was born on 18 August 1899, in Coryell, Texas, United States, her father, William Smith Powell, was 33 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Turpin, was 19. She married Solomon T Lee on 27 January 1918, in Coryell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States for about 5 years and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 2 October 1987, in Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Restland Cemetery, Gatesville, Coryell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Solomon T Lee
Zelma Allene Powell
Marriage: 27 January 1918
Josphine Alyene Lee
William T Lee
Solomon Bryan Lee

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1918Coryell, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 1
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered
    Age 2
    "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""."
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 24
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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    Sources (15)

    • Zelma Powell in entry for Josephine Alyene Lee, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Zelma A Brooks in household of Kelly Brooks, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Zelma Powell, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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