The Shemwell Family

George W Powers1868

Name
George W Powers
Given names
George W
Surname
Powers
Birth calculated 1868 34 30
Birth of a sisterMarinda Powers
December 20, 1869 (Age 23 months)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 12 months)

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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a brotherMarion Powers
before 1870 (Age 2 years)
Census July 28, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMelvina Powers
November 22, 1874 (Age 6 years)
Death of a brotherHolloway Kittrell Powers
March 23, 1875 (Age 7 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 10 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 1, 1880 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherRebecca Ann Rushin
June 6, 1887 (Age 19 years)
Death of a fatherGeorge Washington Powers
August 6, 1889 (Age 21 years)
Death of a sisterRebecca Ann Powers
January 11, 1890 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sisterMary Elizabeth Powers
January 11, 1893 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 30 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 48 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 49 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 50 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 - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a sisterMelvina Powers
January 15, 1926 (Age 58 years)

Death of a motherMary Ann “Polly” Kittrell
March 13, 1927 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sisterMarinda Powers
January 18, 1945 (Age 77 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 73 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Death of a brotherAlbert Ernest Powers
September 27, 1949 (Age 81 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 82 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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_War
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 78 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. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Deathunknown

Last change January 4, 201718:14:07

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
mother
Marriage: June 26, 1852Ripley, Missouri, United States
18 months
elder sister
Mary Elizabeth Powers
Birth: calculated 1853 19 15Missouri, United States
Death: January 11, 1893Butler, Missouri, United States
4 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
himself
2 years
younger sister
Marinda Powers
Birth: December 20, 1869 36 32Butler, Missouri, United States
Death: January 18, 1945Pope, Arkansas, United States
5 years
younger sister

George W Powers has 1 first cousin recorded

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Census1870 United States - Census transcript - George Washington Powers - Household

Washington, Ripley, Missouri

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Powers, Whead34MWFarmerMO
Powers, Marywife34FWHouse KeeperMO
Powers, Elizabethdaughter17FWMO
Powers, Hollowayson15MWMO
Powers, Rebeccadaughter10FWMO
Powers, Albertson8MWMO
Powers, Georgeson3MWMO
Powers, Marindadaughter7mFWMODec

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

Beaver Dam, Butler, MO

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
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