Helen Dorothy Powell

12 August 1925–10 January 1987 (Age 61)
Hotchkiss, Delta, Colorado, United States

The Life of Helen Dorothy

When Helen Dorothy Powell was born on 12 August 1925, in Hotchkiss, Delta, Colorado, United States, her father, Francis Darrell Powell, was 30 and her mother, Violet Myrtle Frahm, was 23. She married Floyd Lee Cox on 1 July 1944, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Election Precinct 2 Hotchkiss, Delta, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 10 January 1987, at the age of 61, and was buried in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Floyd Lee Cox
Helen Dorothy Powell
Marriage: 1 July 1944
Michael Abe Cox

Spouse and Children

1 July 1944
Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Garland Dean Powell


    Nancy Lee Powell


    Jerry Tipton Powell


World Events (8)


Age 2

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 2

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 17

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

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 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Dorothy Powell Cox in household of Floyd Lee Cox, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Helen Dorothy Powell Cox in household of Floyd Lee Cox, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Helen G Powell in household of Francis D Powell, "United States Census, 1930"

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