Michael Poye (1921 - 1995)

Michael Poye
1921 - 1995
updated February 06, 2019
Michael Poye was born on January 7, 1921. He died on September 14, 1995 at 74 years of age. We know that Michael Poye had been residing in Cokeburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15324.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Michael Poye Biography

Vital facts & highlights of Michael's life to share with the world

Most Commonly Known Name

Michael Poye

First name

Michael

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Michael Poye was born on

Death

Michael Poye died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Michael.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Michael Poye?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Michael's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Michael a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Cokeburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15324

Education

Did Michael finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Michael attend?

Professions

Share what Michael did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Michael's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Michael serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Back to Top

Michael Poye Family Tree

Michael's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Poye family tree.

Michael's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Michael Poye
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Michael's Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Michael during various points of his life.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Michael

What do you remember about Michael Poye? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Michael is remembered.

Michael Poye Obituary

This obit of Michael Poye is maintained by Michael's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Michael Poye died on September 14, 1995 at 74 years of age. He was born on January 7, 1921. We are unaware of information about Michael's family or relationships. We know that Michael Poye had been residing in Cokeburg, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15324.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Michael Poye

1921 - 1995 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Michael's lifetime

In 1921, in the year that Michael Poye was born, on March 4, Warren G. Harding became President. Previously a U.S. Senator, Lieutenant Governor, and Ohio State Senator, Harding was a popular President. But many scandals plagued his short administration (he died in office after 2 and a half years), including the revelations of one of his mistresses and the Teapot Dome scandal. Historically, Harding is rated as one of the worst Presidents.

In 1934, by the time he was just 13 years old, on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1962, Michael was 41 years old when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1975, when he was 54 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 1995, in the year of Michael Poye's passing, on October 16th, the Million Man March took place on the National Mall in Washington DC. The March was organized to address "the ills of black communities and call for unity and revitalization of African American communities". An estimated 850,000 people attended.

Other Biographies

Other Poyes

Feb 25, 1931 - Oct 5, 2001
Nov 29, 1922 - Dec 4, 2009
Jan 3, 1889 - November 1969
Mar 20, 1919 - Nov 5, 1997
Apr 12, 1919 - April 1980
Apr 13, 1908 - January 1987
Oct 29, 1909 - Jul 24, 1998
Jan 22, 1897 - October 1986
Jul 25, 1911 - Aug 22, 2004
Sep 18, 1956 - Aug 19, 1995
Sep 10, 1913 - Aug 26, 1995
Mar 19, 1934 - Oct 18, 2003
Aug 19, 1960 - Sep 18, 2007
Unknown - February 1956
Sep 2, 1909 - April 1966
Sep 5, 1905 - January 1983
Apr 11, 1914 - Oct 26, 1991
Jan 24, 1914 - Feb 23, 1990
Apr 8, 1911 - November 1985
Jan 15, 1903 - Jul 2, 1993

Other Bios

Nov 15, 1920 - October 1955
May 14, 1915 - October 1971
Jun 12, 1915 - Nov 3, 1996
Jan 5, 1920 - Dec 31, 2010
Jun 29, 1920 - Aug 6, 2008
Dec 15, 1919 - Jun 8, 2000
Apr 5, 1895 - November 1970
Apr 4, 1915 - January 1991
Feb 1, 1920 - Jan 13, 2001
Sep 9, 1908 - February 1994
Jun 12, 1903 - April 1982
Sep 25, 1919 - Jul 8, 2000
Apr 14, 1918 - Jan 19, 2007
Mar 22, 1904 - October 1968
May 8, 1886 - May 1963
Sep 21, 1920 - May 12, 1997
Apr 30, 1907 - April 1991
Oct 5, 1900 - Aug 17, 1993
May 10, 1920 - Apr 4, 2003
Aug 23, 1920 - June 1986
Success Stories from Biographies like Michael Poye
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.