Thomas Powell (1893 - 1971)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Thomas Powell’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Thomas so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Thomas’s biography.

Thomas Powell Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Thomas Powell and his immediate Powell family. Add to Thomas Powell's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Thomas.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Thomas Powell? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

Share what Thomas did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Thomas Powell is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Thomas's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Thomas's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Thomas a religious man? Add Thomas’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

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

Timeline

1893 - In the year that Thomas Powell was born, on March 4th, Grover Cleveland became the 24th President of the United States. On July 1st, President Cleveland was operated on for a non-cancerous tumor in his mouth. He chose to have the operation secretly because he didn't want to worsen the financial depression that was occurring at the time.

1907 - He was just 14 years old when the state of Oklahoma was admitted to the United States on November 16. Previously called "Oklahoma Territory" and "Indian Territory", the two areas were merged and Oklahoma became the 46th state. It is the 28th most populous state.

1944 - He was 51 years old when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

1948 - By the time he was 55 years old, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

1971 - In the year of Thomas Powell's passing, in March, Congress passed the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 (from 21). It was a response to the criticism that men could fight at 18, but not vote for the policies and politicians who sent them to war. The states quickly ratified the Amendment and it was signed into law on July 1st by President Richard Nixon.

Thomas Powell Family Tree

Who was Thomas’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share Thomas’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Thomas's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Thomas Powell
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from Thomas's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Thomas Powell is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Thomas Powell passed away in June 1971 at 78 years old. No cause of death has been listed. He was born on January 13, 1893. We have no information about Thomas's family. We know that Thomas Powell had been residing in Clarksdale, Coahoma County, Mississippi.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Thomas Powell

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources