John Powers Agnew

1871–1963 (Age 91)
Cherokee, Alabama, United States

The Life of John Powers

When John Powers Agnew was born on 26 September 1871, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, Leroy Davis Agnew, was 25 and his mother, Mary Frances Powers, was 22. He married Emma Adecia Wyatt on 30 November 1893, in Chattooga, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Menlo, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1930 and District 968, Chattooga, Georgia, United States in 1940. He died on 23 February 1963, in Stone Mountain, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Menlo, Chattooga, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Powers Agnew
Emma Adecia Wyatt
Marriage: 30 November 1893
Pearl Mary Agnew
Nettie Lucile Agnew
Paul Wyatt Agnew
Powers Samuel Agnew
Helen Margaret Agnew

Spouse & Children

30 November 1893
Chattooga, Georgia, United States


  • Female1894–1980Female

  • Nettie Lucile Agnew


  • Paul Wyatt Agnew


  • Male1907–1973Male

  • Helen Margaret Agnew


Parents & Siblings

  • Leroy Davis Agnew


  • Mary Frances Powers




  • William Newman Agnew


  • May Agnew


  • Male1871–1963Male

  • Male1874–1954Male

  • Agnew


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1875 · Alabama Constitution is Ratified

Age 4

A constitutional convention was held on November 16, 1875, to redeem the state from the Reconstructionist Constitution which had been adopted in 1868. The constitution reduced the size of government and services provided, lowered taxes and the political constraint on African-Americans. Segregated schools were also established.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 24

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Name Meaning

1 Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.2 Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gnímh ‘descendant of Gníomh’, a byname meaning ‘action’ or ‘activity’. The Ó Gnímhs were hereditary poets to a branch of the O’Neills; in this family the traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Agnew, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John P Agnen in household of Leroy D Agnen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John P Agnew, "United States Census, 1940"

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