Willard " Rip" Powers

2 July 1921–14 June 1996 (Age 75)
Ripley, Riverside, California, United States

The Life of Willard " Rip"

When Willard " Rip" Powers was born on 2 July 1921, in Ripley, Riverside, California, United States, his father, Thomas Powers, was 36 and his mother, Laura J. Patterson, was 33. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Irene Rose Broderick. He died on 14 June 1996, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 74.

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Willard " Rip" Powers
Irene Rose Broderick
Stephen R. Powers
Simona Powers

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    Laura J. Patterson




World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 13

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Age 20

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Power .

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

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  • Willard Or Rip Powers, "Arizona, Payson, Obituaries, 1948-2008"

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