William Joseph Powers Jr.

Male19 February 1926–16 November 1990

Brief Life History of William Joseph

When William Joseph Powers Jr. was born on 19 February 1926, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, his father, William A. Powers Sr., was 24 and his mother, Leona Corona Wackerhauser, was 20. He married Helen Marie Laughlin in 1947, in Zwingle, Dubuque, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Julien, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Dubuque Township, Dubuque, Iowa, United States in 1950. He died on 16 November 1990, in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa, United States.

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William Joseph Powers Jr.
Helen Marie Laughlin
Marriage: 1947
Thomas John Powers

Sources (14)

  • William J Powers, "United States 1950 Census"
  • William Joseph Powers, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • William Joseph Powers, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1947Zwingle, Dubuque, Iowa, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1934 · The Grout Museum

    Age 8

    The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 18

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    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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