The Shemwell Family

Melvina PowersAge: 51 years18741926

Melvina Powers
Given names
Married name
Melvina Pottenger
Birth November 22, 1874 40 37
Death of a brotherHolloway Kittrell Powers
March 23, 1875 (Age 4 months)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 3 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRebecca Ann Rushin
June 6, 1887 (Age 12 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Washington Powers
August 6, 1889 (Age 14 years)
Death of a sisterRebecca Ann Powers
January 11, 1890 (Age 15 years)
MarriageCrayton PottengerView this family
May 1, 1891 (Age 16 years)
Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth Powers
January 11, 1893 (Age 18 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 23 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 -
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 41 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 42 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 43 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 -
Death January 15, 1926 (Age 51 years)

Last change November 30, 201616:29:55

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: June 26, 1852Ripley, Missouri, United States
1 year
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Holloway Kittrell Powers
Birth: October 15, 1856 22 19Missouri, United States
Death: March 23, 1875
2 years
elder brother
Marion Powers
Birth: January 2, 1859 25 21Missouri, United States
Death: before 1870Missouri, United States
3 years
elder sister
Rebecca Ann Powers
Birth: November 28, 1861 28 24Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1890Butler, Missouri, United States
3 years
elder brother
4 years
elder brother
George W Powers
Birth: calculated 1868 34 30Missouri, United States
2 years
elder sister
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
Family with Crayton Pottenger - View this family
Crayton Pottenger
Birth: July 10, 1859Preble, Ohio, United States
Death: August 7, 1933Aurora, Lawrence, Missouri, United States
Melvina Powers
Birth: November 22, 1874 40 37Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 15, 1926
Marriage: May 1, 1891Beaver Dam, Butler, Missouri, United States

Melvina Powers has 1 first cousin recorded

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Census1880 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Powers - Household

Beaver Dam, Butler, MO

Washington PowersWM45headMFarmerMOKYTN
Polly Ann PowersWF43wifeMKeeping HouseMOKYTN
Rebecca A PowersWF17daughterSat homeMOMOMO
Albert PowersWM14sonMworks on farmMOMOMO
George W PowersWM12sonSworks on farmMOMOMO
Marinda PowersWF10daughterSworks on farmMOMOMO
Melvina PowersWF5daughterSat homeMOMOMO