Lucien Cletus Powell Jr.

20 May 1915–10 May 1980 (Age 65)
Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States

The Life of Lucien Cletus

When Lucien Cletus Powell Jr. was born on 20 May 1915, in Rusk, Cherokee, Texas, United States, his father, Lucien Cletus Powell, was 25 and his mother, Mary Henrietta Cochran, was 36. He married Eloise Clay Morris on 21 March 1942, in Escambia, Florida, United States. He lived in Groveton, Trinity, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 May 1980, in Low Moor, Alleghany, Virginia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, United States.

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Lucien Cletus Powell Jr.
Eloise Clay Morris
Marriage: 21 March 1942

Spouse and Children

21 March 1942
Escambia, Florida, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 1

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 2

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 25

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Welsh origin): Anglicized form of Welsh ap Hywel ‘son of Hywel’, a personal name meaning ‘eminent’ ( see Howell ).2 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 St. Paul ’ ( see Guilfoyle ).

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

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Lucien Cletus Powell, Jr.

THE COMMANDING OFFICER The Commanding Officer of USS Lexington, Captain Lucien C Powell, USN, assumed command of the attack carrier on 18 Jul 1962, in San Diego, CA. He became the "skipper" of Lexing …

Sources (3)

  • Cleatus Powell in household of Cleatus Powell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • L C Powell Jr. in household of L C Powell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lucien Cletus, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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