James William Powers

Brief Life History of James William

When James William Powers was born on 9 December 1908, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, his father, James Joseph Powers, was 41 and his mother, Mary Rose Redmond, was 36. He lived in Gaastra, Iron, Michigan, United States in 1993. He died on 13 March 1993, in Crystal Falls, Iron, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Iron River, Iron, Michigan, United States.

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James Joseph Powers
Mary Rose Redmond
Mary Catherine Powers
Margaret Annie Powers
Loretta Catherine Powers
Lawrence Powers
Nicholas Joseph Powers
James William Powers

Sources (6)

  • James Powers in household of James J Powers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James William Powers, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"
  • James W. Powers, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.


The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English (Warwickshire and Lancashire): variant of Power , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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