John Henry Powell (1898 - 1951)

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John Henry Powell
1898 - 1951
updated February 06, 2019
John Henry Powell was born in 1898. He was born to Benjamin Powell and Elizabeth Charlotte Kerr Powell, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree. He died in 1951 in Geelong, Australia at 53 years of age.


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Geelong, Australia


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John Henry Powell died in 1951 in Geelong, Australia at 53 years old. He was born in 1898. He was born to Benjamin Powell and Elizabeth Charlotte Kerr Powell, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.
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1898 - 1951 World Events

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In 1898, in the year that John Henry Powell was born, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1901, when he was only 3 years old, Teddy Roosevelt became the 26th President of the United States. TR, as he was known, had been Vice-President for 6 months when President William McKinley was assassinated. At age 42, he became the youngest President to serve although John Kennedy, at age 43, was the youngest President elected. He was a popular progressive and was elected to a second term in 1904 as a Republican, winning 56.4% of the popular vote and 336 electoral votes.

In 1938, he was 40 years old when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

In 1947, by the time he was 49 years old, on November 25th, the Hollywood "Black List" was created by the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). Ten Hollywood writers and directors had refused to testify to the Committee regarding "Communists" or "Reds" in the movie industry. The next day, the blacklist was created and they were fired.

In 1951, in the year of John Henry Powell's passing, on June 25th, CBS began broadcasting in color. There were well over 10 million televisions by that time. The first show in color was a musical variety special titled "Premiere". Hardly anyone had a color TV that could see the show.

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John William Henry Powell
around 1892 - Jun 7, 1917
John William Powell
around 1894 - Dec 19, 1916
John William Powell
around 1913 - Mar 9, 1945
John William Powell
around 1881 - Dec 14, 1914
John William Powell
around 1897 - Feb 17, 1917
John Wilfred Powell
around 1924 - Aug 15, 1944
John Thomas Powell
around 1888 - Jan 21, 1917
John Thomas Powell
around 1899 - Mar 24, 1918
John T. Powell
around 1885 - Sep 26, 1915
John Stewart Powell
around 1885 - Jul 3, 1916
John Stanley Powell
Died: Jul 22, 1943
John Rowland Powell
around 1918 - Feb 17, 1944
John Robert Powell
around 1922 - Oct 8, 1944
John Richard Powell
around 1917 - Apr 18, 1943
John Reid Powell
around 1922 - Mar 10, 1943
John Reginald Powell
around 1920 - Mar 15, 1944

Other Powells

Benjamin Powell
Geelong, Australia
Annie Powell
1893 - 1952
Melbourne, Australia
May Matthew Henry Powell
Melbourne, Australia
Martha Milson Powell
Melbourne, Australia
George James Powell
1872 - 1952
Mbeena, Australia
Charles Powell
Mbeena, Australia
Ann Shipway Powell
Mbeena, Australia
Richard John Powell
1881 - 1952
Cham, Australia
David John Powell
Cham, Australia
Arthur Powell
1874 - 1952
Cburg, Australia
John Powell
Cburg, Australia
Elizabeth Forbes Powell
Cburg, Australia
John Gemmell Powell
1912 - 1952
Melbourne, Australia
Charles Henry Powell
Melbourne, Australia
Isbl Anne Gemell Powell
Melbourne, Australia
Emma Powell
1862 - 1952
Parkville, Australia
Uk Powell Powell
Parkville, Australia
Martha Clark Powell
Parkville, Australia

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Benjamin Powell
Geelong, Australia
Walter Leonard Grinter
1907 - 1951
Kensington, Australia
John Grinter
Kensington, Australia
Elizabeth Twitt Grinter
Kensington, Australia
Robert Riley
1875 - 1951
Geelong W, Australia
Thomas Riley
Geelong W, Australia
Ann Riley
Geelong W, Australia
Ellen Scarlett
1866 - 1951
Geelong W, Australia
Dickson Robert Scarlett
Geelong W, Australia
Mary Scarlett
Geelong W, Australia
Charlotte Tanis
1862 - 1951
Geelong W, Australia
Dowling Francis Tanis
Geelong W, Australia
Charlotte Fletcher Tanis
Geelong W, Australia
Zoe Colvin Ferris Heath
1871 - 1951
Glong W, Australia
Elliott John Heath
Glong W, Australia
Letitia Hislop Heath
Glong W, Australia
Barry Ernest Welsh
Died: 1951
Glong W, Australia
Ernest Frederick Welsh
Glong W, Australia
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