The Shemwell Family

James Ervin Powers Jr.Age: 80 years19212002

Name
James Ervin Powers Jr.
Given names
James Ervin
Surname
Powers
Name suffix
Jr.
Birth May 7, 1921 26 30
Birth of a brotherMurry Cecil Powers
April 15, 1926 (Age 4 years)
Death of a fatherJames Ervin Powers
October 9, 1929 (Age 8 years)
Cause: Bronchial Pneumonia
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 8 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
Census April 9, 1930 (Age 8 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Margaret McMillan
February 3, 1934 (Age 12 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Howard Slaughter
December 27, 1937 (Age 16 years)
Census April 10, 1940 (Age 18 years)
Death of a brotherMurry Cecil Powers
November 5, 1944 (Age 23 years)
Address: Western State Hospital
Cause: Epilepsy
Note: In Western State Hospital for 7 years 2 months.
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 20 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
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 28 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
Death of a motherMinnie Lee Slaughter
April 18, 1958 (Age 36 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Thomas Powers
November 11, 1958 (Age 37 years)
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 24 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
Death April 12, 2002 (Age 80 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Memorial Park South Woods Cemetery
Last change November 29, 201808:42:33

by: Barry Shemwell
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father
James Ervin Powers
Birth: September 5, 1894 19 28Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 9, 1929Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
mother
Minnie Lee Slaughter
Birth: June 17, 1890 37 37Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 18, 1958Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Marriage: before 1920
16 months
himself
James Ervin Powers Jr.
Birth: May 7, 1921 26 30Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 12, 2002Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
5 years
younger brother
Murry Cecil Powers
Birth: April 15, 1926 31 35Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 5, 1944Hardeman, Tennessee, United States
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himself
James Ervin Powers Jr.
Birth: May 7, 1921 26 30Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
Death: April 12, 2002Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States
wife
Private

James Ervin Powers Jr. has 12 first cousins recorded

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Minnie Lee Slaughter - Household

2573 Princeton Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Powers, Minnie LheadFW40WdTNTNTN
Powers, Ervin JsonMW9STNTNTN
Powers, MurraysonMW3-11mSTNTNTN
Sellan, RuthboarderFW35SARARAR

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Minnie Lee Slaughter - Household

2609 Pershing Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee

NameInfoRelationHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Powers, MinnieXheadFW49WdTNSame house??Lumber Mill
Powers, James Ervin sonMW18STNSame houseChecker TalliesLumber Mill