Merville Powell (1911 - 1982)

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Merville Powell
1911 - 1982
March 5, 1911
September 1982
Last Known Residence
Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706
Merville Powell was born on March 5, 1911. Merville died in September 1982 at 71 years of age. We know that Merville Powell had been residing in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706.
Updated: November 3, 2011
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Merville Powell died in September 1982 at 71 years of age. Merville was born on March 5, 1911. We are unaware of information about Merville's immediate family. We know that Merville Powell had been residing in Bay City, Bay County, Michigan 48706.

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In 1911, in the year that Merville Powell was born, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1924, this person was only 13 years old when J. Edgar Hoover, at the age of 29, was appointed the sixth director of the Bureau of Investigation by Calvin Coolidge (which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation). The Bureau had approximately 650 employees, including 441 Special Agents. A former employee of the Justice Department, Hoover accepted his new position on the proviso that the bureau was to be completely divorced from politics and that the director report only to the attorney general.

In 1958, at the age of 47 years old, Merville was alive when on January 1st, the European Economic Community (Common Market) came into operation. The first members were France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. The Common Market was formed as a way to strengthen members' economies and deter wars in Europe.

In 1975, by the time this person was 64 years old, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1982, in the year of Merville Powell's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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