John Powell

about 1861–20 May 1935 (Age 74)
Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Powell was born about 1861, in Old Swinford, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Powell, was 22 and his mother, Sarah Abel, was 19. He married Jane Woodworth on 29 April 1883, in Stockport St Mary, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Blacon, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1883 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. He died on 20 May 1935, at the age of 74, and was buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Powell
Jane Woodworth
Marriage: 29 April 1883
Thomas Powell

Spouse and Children


    Jane Woodworth


29 April 1883
Stockport St Mary, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Powell


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 2

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • John Powell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Powell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Powell in household of Charles Powell, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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