Raleigh Orville Powell

6 July 1894–24 January 1985 (Age 90)
Hancock, Ohio, United States

The Life of Raleigh Orville

When Raleigh Orville Powell was born on 6 July 1894, in Hancock, Ohio, United States, his father, Frelon L Powell, was 31 and his mother, Clara Viola Shank, was 22. He lived in Findlay, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Liberty Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 24 January 1985, in Hancock, Hancock, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Findlay, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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Raleigh Orville Powell
Mrs Helen Powell

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

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.

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)

  • Orville Powell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rollie O Powell in household of Freland Powell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Orvill Powell, "United States Census, 1940"

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