Benny Lamar Powell

Male24 May 1943–27 March 2000

Brief Life History of Benny Lamar

When Benny Lamar Powell was born on 24 May 1943, in Hardin, Texas, United States, his father, Delmar Brian Powell SR, was 25 and his mother, Gracie Gertrue Rushing, was 21. He married Annie Marie Lurz on 19 April 1969, in King, Washington, United States. He died on 27 March 2000, in Harrison, Indiana, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Old Prospect Cemetery, Panola, Texas, United States.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know Benny Lamar? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Benny Lamar Powell
Annie Marie Lurz
Marriage: 19 April 1969

Sources (6)

  • Benny Lamar Powell, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Benny Lamar Powell, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
  • Benny Lamar Powell, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 April 1969King, Washington, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 1

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

    Age 6

    One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.


    Age 17

    Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.