Benjamin Harrison Powers

19 March 1888–25 December 1964 (Age 76)
Wise, Virginia, United States

The Life of Benjamin Harrison

When Benjamin Harrison Powers was born on 19 March 1888, in Wise, Virginia, United States, his father, Lindsey Marcus Powers, was 49 and his mother, Susan E. Page, was 37. He married Luraine Rakes before 1910. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Big Harts Creek, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Harts Creek District, Lincoln, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 25 December 1964, in Mingo, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Harrison Powers
Luraine Rakes
Marriage: before 1910
Rita Powers
Louella Powers
Lindsey Lathan Powers
Lathers Powers
Robert Powers
Wealtha Powers
Norman B Powers
Odell Powers

Spouse and Children

before 1910


    Rita Powers


    Louella Powers


    Lindsey Lathan Powers


    Lathers Powers


    Robert Powers


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 6

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 20

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Power .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin H Powers in household of Sinsy Powers, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harrison Powers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harison Powers, "United States Census, 1910"

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