Viola Powell

1898–1962 (Age 63)
Belton, Bell, Texas, United States

The Life of Viola

When Viola Powell was born on 28 December 1898, in Belton, Bell, Texas, United States, her father, William F Powell, was 48 and her mother, Essie A Burnett, was 35. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Falls, Texas, United States in 1900 and Calcasieu, Louisiana, United States in 1910. She died on 19 September 1962, at the age of 63, and was buried in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Viola Powell
Sanford Eclipp Snow

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William F Powell


  • Female1863–1955Female



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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

"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""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 18

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 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 St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Viola Powell in household of Essie R Powell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Viola Snow in household of Sanford E Snow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Snow in household of Sanford E Snow, "United States Census, 1940"

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