James Elwyn Powell

Brief Life History of James Elwyn

When James Elwyn Powell was born on 19 July 1926, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, his father, Edward Harrison Powell, was 37 and his mother, Mary Elvira Gimlin, was 35. He married Naomi Jean Cage on 20 July 1944, in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Campbell Township, Greene, Missouri, United States for about 1 years and Aurora, Philippines in 2001. He died on 10 January 2001, in Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri, United States.

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James Elwyn Powell
Naomi Jean Cage
Marriage: 20 July 1944
infant son Powell
Lana J Powell

Sources (11)

  • James E Powell, "United States 1950 Census"
  • James Elwyn Powell, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • James E. Powell, "BillionGraves Index"

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World Events (8)


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


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.


The islands are granted full independence and renamed the Republic of the Philippines.

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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