Louis Irving Miller Powell

Brief Life History of Louis Irving

When Louis Irving Miller Powell was born on 31 October 1899, in Iowa, United States, his father, Ainsworth Leroy Powell, was 16 and his mother, Nettie Eugenia Rist, was 21. He married Ethel Barbara Enyart on 6 February 1924, in Waukon, Allamakee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Frankville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Makee Township, Allamakee, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died on 4 March 1985, in Allamakee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Waukon, Allamakee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Louis Irving Miller Powell
1899–1985
Ethel Barbara Enyart
1905–1981
Marriage: 6 February 1924
Roger Louis Powell
1935–2001
Lyle Powell
1938–2018

Sources (18)

  • Unknown in household of Charles W Rist, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Louis Irving Powell, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Lewis Irving Powell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a miller. The standard modern vocabulary word represents the northern Middle English term miller, an agent derivative of mille ‘mill’, reinforced by Old Norse mylnari (see Milner ). In southern, western, and central England Millward (literally, ‘mill keeper’) was the usual term. In North America, the surname Miller has absorbed many cognate surnames from other languages, for example German Müller (see Mueller ), Dutch Mulder and Molenaar , French Meunier , Italian Molinaro , Spanish Molinero , Hungarian Molnár (see Molnar ), Slovenian, Croatian, and Serbian Mlinar , Polish Młynarz or Młynarczyk (see Mlynarczyk ). Miller (including in the senses below) is the seventh most frequent surname in the US.

South German, Swiss German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Müller ‘miller’ (see Mueller ) and, in North America, also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in other European countries, notably in Poland, Denmark, France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Czechia; compare 3 below.

Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Croatian, Serbian, and Slovenian Miler ‘miller’, a surname of German origin.

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

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