Joseph Harrison Powell

Brief Life History of Joseph Harrison

When Joseph Harrison Powell was born on 26 April 1923, in Hamletsburg, Pope, Illinois, United States, his father, George Oscar Powell, was 42 and his mother, Maude Gregory, was 32. He lived in Jackson Precinct, Pope, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 October 2000, in Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Unionville, Massac, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph Harrison Powell
Mildred Inez King

Sources (6)

  • Joe Powell in household of George Powell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joseph Harrison Powell, "Illinois, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Joseph H Powell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1925 · Woman's World's Fair

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women


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

1944 · The G.I Bill

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

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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