Margaret Mary Powell

12 March 1848–23 February 1925 (Age 76)
Llanover, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret Mary

When Margaret Mary Powell was born on 12 March 1848, in Llanover, Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, John Powell, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Harris, was 26. She married James Betts on 3 April 1867, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1920. She died on 23 February 1925, in Payson, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Payson City Cemetery, Payson, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Betts
Margaret Mary Powell
Marriage: 3 April 1867
Margaret Eliza Betts
James Peter Betts
Mary Elizabeth Betts
William Betts
John Alexander Betts
David Samuel Betts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 April 1867Payson, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 2
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Story Highlight

    BETTS, John Alexander A brief history

    John Alexander Betts was born March 5, 1876 in Payson, Utah to James Betts and Margaret Powell. He was the fifth of six children. His father was killed in a snow slide when John was two years old. …

    Sources (47)

    • Margaret Betts in household of James Betts, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Margaret Powell in entry for John Alexander Betts and Kathryn Quigley Bills, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Margaret Powell Betts, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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