Elaine Ruth Powell

Female28 August 1930–21 July 2018

Brief Life History of Elaine Ruth

When Elaine Ruth Powell was born on 28 August 1930, in Fargo, Cass, North Dakota, United States, her father, Lloyd Powell, was 29 and her mother, Karen Olina Erickson, was 28. She married Robert Joseph Gallagher on 25 March 1951, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States. She died on 21 July 2018, in Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States, at the age of 87.

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Robert Joseph Gallagher
Elaine Ruth Powell
Marriage: 25 March 1951

Sources (5)

  • Elaine Powell in household of Loyd Powell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elaine Gallagher in entry for David David Lloyd Powell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Elaine Gallagher in entry for David David Lloyd Powell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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  • Marriage
    25 March 1951Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.


    Age 2

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

    Age 25

    The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

    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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