James Gleason Powers

6 May 1915–14 December 2001 (Age 86)
Napa, Napa, California, United States

The Life Summary of James Gleason

When James Gleason Powers was born on 6 May 1915, in Napa, Napa, California, United States, his father, Wynn Manley Powers, was 29 and his mother, Elva May Johnson, was 28. He married Mable D Snyder on 4 December 1937, in Willits, Mendocino, California, United States. He lived in Willits, Mendocino, California, United States in 1930 and Little Lake Judicial Township, Mendocino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 14 December 2001, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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James Gleason Powers
Mable D Snyder
Marriage: 4 December 1937

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 December 1937Willits, Mendocino, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
    Age 19
    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
    Age 26
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Warwickshire and Lancashire): variant of Power , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • James Powers, "United States Census, 1940"
    • James G Powers in household of Wynn M Powers, "United States Census, 1920"
    • James G Powers, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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