Harry Charles Powell

29 December 1917–19 October 1969 (Age 51)
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States

The Life of Harry Charles

When Harry Charles Powell was born on 29 December 1917, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, his father, Harry Chalkley Powell, was 21 and his mother, Mary "Bella" Rose, was 20. He married Mildred Mae Kluempel on 13 May 1944, in Hancock, Houghton, Michigan, United States. He lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1930. He died on 19 October 1969, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Harry Charles Powell
Mildred Mae Kluempel
Marriage: 13 May 1944

Spouse and Children

13 May 1944
Hancock, Houghton, Michigan, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Richard Earle Powell



    John Norman Powell


    Rose Mary Powell


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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 12

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 14

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

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)

  • Harry Powell in household of Alice Depew, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harry C Powell in household of Chas F Slyter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Powell, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"

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