The Shemwell Family

Jacob Washington “Jake” PowersAge: 85 years18861971

Jacob Washington “Jake” Powers
Given names
Jacob Washington
Birth June 22, 1886 21 16
Birth of a sisterHattie M Powers
December 1888 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherGeorge Washington Powers
August 6, 1889 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherAlbert C Powers
September 1893 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a brotherCarl S Powers
calculated 1894 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 11 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a sisterAnna L Powers
January 1899 (Age 12 years)
Census June 26, 1900 (Age 14 years)
Birth of a brotherRaymond Powers
calculated 1905 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a brotherMarvin J Powers
calculated 1907 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a son
#1Paul Millard Powers
February 11, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a brotherJustin Powers
calculated 1910 (Age 23 years)
Census May 3, 1910 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Pauline Muriel Powers
October 4, 1911 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a son
#3James Albert “Jimmie” Powers
March 19, 1914 (Age 27 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4Hattie Lorene Powers
October 3, 1915 (Age 29 years)
Death of a daughterHattie Lorene Powers
July 17, 1916 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a daughter
#5Thelma R Powers
April 22, 1917 (Age 30 years)
WW1 Draft
June 5, 1917 (Age 30 years)
Death of a daughterThelma R Powers
February 8, 1918 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#6Dewell Eugene Powers
November 1, 1918 (Age 32 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 30 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 31 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 26, 1920 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a son
#7Edwin Gilbert Powers
December 20, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sonEdwin Gilbert Powers
May 7, 1921 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#8Leonard Woodrow Powers
March 14, 1922 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#9George Jacob Powers
January 17, 1924 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a daughter
#10Ida Mae Powers
December 7, 1925 (Age 39 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMary Ann “Polly” Kittrell
March 13, 1927 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 43 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 3, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11Mauriece Bessie Powers
May 13, 1930 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#12Alice Bernice Powers
February 7, 1932 (Age 45 years)
Death of a motherIda J Pennington
July 5, 1937 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1James Robert “Jim” Powers
January 20, 1941 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2Jerry Ray Gambill
December 3, 1942 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3Gayla Lynn Powers
June 13, 1943 (Age 56 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Jacob PowersWanda Mae MagruderView this family
November 16, 1943 (Age 57 years)
Death of a sonGeorge Jacob Powers
December 24, 1944 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 55 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Marriage of a childGeorge W BundrenMauriece Bessie PowersView this family
April 11, 1948 (Age 61 years)

Death of a fatherAlbert Ernest Powers
September 27, 1949 (Age 63 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 63 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 59 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death November 20, 1971 (Age 85 years)
Cemetery: Lone Hill Cemetery
Last change January 4, 201716:29:22

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: March 3, 1886Butler, Missouri, United States
4 months
3 years
younger sister
5 years
younger brother
16 months
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
7 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
4 years
younger brother
Father’s family with Thula Ponder - View this family
Thula Ponder
Birth: November 3, 1870Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: June 16, 1953Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States
Family with Cora Bessie Cox - View this family
Paul Millard Powers
Birth: February 11, 1910 23 17Corning, Clay, Arkansas, United States
Death: February 1, 1987Galesburg, Knox, Illinois, United States
20 months
Pauline Muriel Powers
Birth: October 4, 1911 25 19Corning, Clay, Arkansas, United States
Death: September 22, 1993Ironton, Iron, Missouri, United States
2 years
James Albert “Jimmie” Powers
Birth: March 19, 1914 27 21Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: November 24, 1997Seminole, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States
18 months
Hattie Lorene Powers
Birth: October 3, 1915 29 23Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: July 17, 1916Butler, Missouri, United States
19 months
Thelma R Powers
Birth: April 22, 1917 30 24Qulin, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: February 8, 1918Butler, Missouri, United States
18 months
Dewell Eugene Powers
Birth: November 1, 1918 32 26Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: May 22, 1994Carlsbad, San Diego, California, United States
2 years
Edwin Gilbert Powers
Birth: December 20, 1920 34 28Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: May 7, 1921Butler, Missouri, United States
15 months
Leonard Woodrow Powers
Birth: March 14, 1922 35 29Datto, Clay, Arkansas, United States
Death: January 14, 2003Nixa, Christian, Missouri, United States
22 months
George Jacob Powers
Birth: January 17, 1924 37 31Datto, Clay, Arkansas, United States
Death: December 24, 1944Neeleyville, Butler, Missouri, United States
23 months
Ida Mae Powers
Birth: December 7, 1925 39 33Datto, Clay, Arkansas, United States
Death: December 24, 1996Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, United States
Mauriece Bessie Powers
Birth: May 13, 1930 43 37Seminole, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States
Death: December 26, 2011St. Peters, St. Charles, Missouri, United States
21 months
Alice Bernice Powers
Birth: February 7, 1932 45 39Seminole, Oklahoma, United States
Death: February 3, 2007Pocahontas, Randolph, Arkansas, United States

Jacob Washington “Jake” Powers has 2 first cousins recorded

Father's family (2)

Parents Clarkson Pottenger + Marinda Powers
2Bessie M Pottenger19001980

Mother's family (0)

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Albert Ernest Powers - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri

Albert PowersheadWMFeb186535M14MOMOMOFarmer
Ida PowerswifeWFDec186930M1464ARMOIL
Jacob W PowerssonWMJun188614SMOMOARAt School
Hattie M PowersdaughterWFDec188811SMOMOARAt School
Albert C PowerssonWMSep18936SMOMOAR
Anna L PowersdaughterWFJan18991SMOMOAR

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Albert Ernest Powers - Household

Current River, Randolph, AR

Albert PowersheadMW45M26MOMOMOLaborerSaw Mill
Ida J PowerswifeFW39M2655MOMOTN
Carl S PowerssonMW16SMOMOMOLaborerSaw Mill
Raymond PowerssonMW5SMOMOMO
Marvin PowerssonMW3SMOMOMO
Justin PowerssonMW3mSARMOMO
Jake PowerssonMW23M11MOMOMOLaborerSaw Mill
Bessie Powersdaughter in lawFW17M1111MOINMO
Paul M PowersgrandsonMW2mSARMOMO

census says only married 6 yrs. license says 14.

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Jacob Washington “Jake” Powers - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, MO

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Powers, J WheadMW33MMOMOMOFarmerHome Farm
Powers, BessiewifeFW27MMOINMO
Powers, Paul MsonMW9SARMOMO
Powers, Pauline MdaughterFW8SARMOMO
Powers, James AsonMW5SMOMOMO
Powers, Dewell EsonMW1-1mSMOMOMO