William Powell

18 December 1852–9 March 1927 (Age 74)
Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Powell was born on 18 December 1852, in Whitwick, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Powell, was 32 and his mother, Ann Tongue, was 32. He married Alice Elizabeth Robinson on 2 October 1881, in Upton, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Charlwood, Surrey, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 9 March 1927, in St. Anthony, Bingham, Idaho, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Parker Cemetery, Parker, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Powell
Alice Elizabeth Robinson
Marriage: 2 October 1881
Thomas Henry Powell
William Charles Powell
Joseph Heber Powell
Mary Ada Powell
Francis Cleveland Powell
Ulysses Grant Powell
Rose Alice Powell
Ruth Mable Powell
Sherman Alfonzo Powell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 October 1881Upton, Summit, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 7
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 20
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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    Sources (29)

    • William Powell in household of Edward Powell, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • William Powell in entry for Grant Powell and Rachel E. Howard, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • William Powell, "Idaho, Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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