Francis Wylie POWELL

24 March 1908–30 June 1950 (Age 42)
Burke, Georgia, United States

The Life of Francis Wylie

When Francis Wylie POWELL was born on 24 March 1908, in Burke, Georgia, United States, his father, Randolph Coles Carrington, was 35 and his mother, Frances Gresham, was 26. He married Mary H Bettle on 11 March 1939, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. He lived in Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 30 June 1950, at the age of 42, and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Waynesboro, Burke, Georgia, United States.

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Francis Wylie POWELL
Mary H Bettle
Marriage: 11 March 1939

Spouse and Children

11 March 1939
Richmond, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Randolph Coles Carrington


    Frances Gresham




World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 9

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.

Age 12

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Francis W Powell in household of Randolph C Carrington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • F W Powell in entry for Mary Hamilton Powell, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Mr Francis Wylie Powell, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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