John Walter Powell

October 1890–1953 (Age 62)
Hempstead, Arkansas, United States

The Life of John Walter

When John Walter Powell was born in October 1890, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, his father, Wesley Green Powell, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Charity Martin, was 37. He married Lillie Virginia Turner on 27 November 1915, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Brentwood, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died in 1953, in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 63.

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John Walter Powell
Lillie Virginia Turner
Marriage: 27 November 1915

Spouse and Children

27 November 1915
Hempstead, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Wesley Green Powell


    Mary Ann Charity Martin




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 14

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

Age 17

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

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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Sources (3)

  • John W Powell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John W Powell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Powell, "United States Census, 1930"

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