Will Henry Powell

1912–11 November 1999 (Age 87)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Will Henry

When Will Henry Powell was born in 1912, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Joseph Elis Powell, was 24 and his mother, Lola Wyatt, was 23. He married Cloa Fleming on 24 December 1937, in Smith, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 2, Smith, Tennessee, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 11 November 1999, in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States.

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Will Henry Powell
Cloa Fleming
Marriage: 24 December 1937

Spouse and Children

24 December 1937
Smith, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Willow Francis Powell


    Willow Fromis Powell


    Ruth Powell


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 0

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 19

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 23

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Will Henry Powel in household of Joe Powel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Will Henry Powell in household of Joe Powell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Will H Powell in household of Joe E Powell, "United States Census, 1940"

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