Joseph Francis Powers

13 March 1873–22 February 1954 (Age 80)
Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Joseph Francis

When Joseph Francis Powers was born on 13 March 1873, in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Michael Powers, was 30 and his mother, Johannah Hogan, was 30. He married Elizabeth Ann Stevens about 1908, in Michigan, United States. He lived in Wheaton, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. He died on 22 February 1954, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Francis Powers
Elizabeth Ann Stevens
Marriage: about 1908

Spouse and Children

about 1908
Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Michael Powers


    Johannah Hogan




    Margaret Powers


    Mary Powers


    Anne Powers


    Catherine N POWERS


    Esther POWERS


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 10

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Power .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Joseph F Powers in household of Michael Powers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph Powers in household of Micheal Powers, "United States Census, 1880"

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