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George Washington PowersAge: 55 years18331889

George Washington Powers
Given names
George Washington
Birth November 24, 1833
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 22 months)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas -
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 12 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution -
Civil marriageMary Ann “Polly” KittrellView this family
June 26, 1852 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Elizabeth Powers
June 22, 1853 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#2Holloway Kittrell Powers
October 15, 1856 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a son
#3Marion Powers
January 2, 1859 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 23 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza -
Census July 24, 1860 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Rebecca Ann Powers
November 28, 1861 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#5Albert Ernest Powers
February 22, 1865 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 27 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War -
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 33 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) -
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 33 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans -
Birth of a son
#6George W Powers
calculated 1868 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Marinda Powers
December 20, 1869 (Age 36 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 35 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network -
Death of a sonMarion Powers
before 1870 (Age 36 years)
Census July 28, 1870 (Age 36 years)
Marriage of a childHardy Clemon DickenMary Elizabeth PowersView this family
March 3, 1872 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1Nellie Rosetta Dicken
May 22, 1873 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#8Melvina Powers
November 22, 1874 (Age 40 years)
Death of a sonHolloway Kittrell Powers
March 23, 1875 (Age 41 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 44 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Birth of a granddaughter
#2Mary E Dicken
January 1880 (Age 46 years)
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childAlbert Ernest PowersIda J PenningtonView this family
March 3, 1886 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a grandson
#3Jacob Washington “Jake” Powers
June 22, 1886 (Age 52 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4Hattie M Powers
December 1888 (Age 55 years)
Death August 6, 1889 (Age 55 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Powers Cemetery
Last change November 25, 201614:31:36

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with Mary Ann “Polly” Kittrell - View this family
Marriage: June 26, 1852Ripley, Missouri, United States
1 year
3 years
Holloway Kittrell Powers
Birth: October 15, 1856 22 19Missouri, United States
Death: March 23, 1875
2 years
Marion Powers
Birth: January 2, 1859 25 21Missouri, United States
Death: before 1870Missouri, United States
3 years
Rebecca Ann Powers
Birth: November 28, 1861 28 24Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1890Butler, Missouri, United States
3 years
4 years
George W Powers
Birth: calculated 1868 34 30Missouri, United States
2 years
Marinda Powers
Birth: December 20, 1869 36 32Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 18, 1945Pope, Arkansas, United States
5 years
Melvina Powers
Birth: November 22, 1874 40 37Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 15, 1926

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