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Arthur Powell

Male Abt 1883 - Abt 1933  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Arthur Powell 
    Born Abt 1883  Texas. At time of marriage, aged 40, lived in Weleetka, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Info 1 Half Cherokee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Abt 1933  Weleetka, Oklahoma maybe Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I000744  Ancestorium

    Father Powell,   b. England (maybe) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Mother (name unknown so far) Cherokee,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F00552  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Vernier Lee Friar,   b. 1906, Missouri. age 4 in 1910 Census. Age 17at time of marriage, on 5th May, 1923 she lived and was married at Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1923  Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA, She aged 17, he 40. per Marriage Record. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Norma Lee Powell,   b. Abt 1924, age 6 years in 1930 Census Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN, Age 9. died of diabetes Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Louise "Betty" (Graham) Powell,   b. 6 Feb 1926, Waleetka, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1991, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Mary Etta "Mia" Day,   b. 12 Nov 1927, age 2years 3 months in 1930 census as Mary E Powell Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1974, (28 NOV 1974) Los Angeles, California, USA (around age 50-55 of diabetes) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Family ID F00551  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • it seems he was living in Weleetka, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA, and their marriage was 5th June 1923 in Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, USA. It also means Arthur Powel (age 40 at marriage) was born about 1883. And Vernier L Friar was born about 1906 (age 17 at marriage)

      Arthur Powell
      From his great daughter Kerry Lee Mckaig
      I just remembered a couple of details that might bear fruit - First of all, the padlock Arthur Powell invented and sold to the US Government, should be registered at the patent office. And secondly, he died of liver failure at age 51, in possibly Weleetka. And I believe he had been living in Texas when he met my grandmother.

      His daughter Elizabeth was sold to Carl Graham at age 5 for $3,000 (?) during the depression just after Arthur Powell was jailed for stealing a loaf of bread. About 1931.


      64 2867 MARRIAGE RECORD
      _____________________________________________________________________________
      APPLICATION FOR MARRIAGE LICENSE

      STATE OF OKLAHOMA, OKFUSKEE COUNTY, SS. IN COUNTY COURT
      I …Arthur Powell…, the undersigned, herby apply for a marriage License to be issued to
      myself, aged …40… years, whose residence is …Weleetka…,
      state of …Oklahoma…, and Miss Vernier Lee Friar… age …17… years,
      whose residence is …Weleetka…, state of …Oklahoma…, and for the purpose of procuring the same do
      solemnly swear that I have personal knowledge of the facts herein stated: that the names, ages and places of residence of the said parties are
      truly and correctly set out above; that neither of the said parties are disqualified or incapable under law of entering into the marriage rela-
      tion, nor are they related to each other within the degrees prohibited by law. That I am …40… years
      of age, and reside in …Weleetka…, county of …Okfuskee…, state of …Oklahoma…
      …Arthur Powel…l Applicant
      Subscribed and sworn to me , this …5th …day of …June… 1923
      ...M. I. Jones… Court Clerk
      Color………A.R. Taylor… Deputy
      ______________________________________________________________________________
      I, the undersigned, …Rosetta Friar mother of Vernier Lee Friar…
      named in the above application as being of the age of …17…years, do hereby consent to…her… marriage to
      … Arthur Powell…
      Dated at …Okemah,… Oklahoma, the … 5th…day of …June…1923
      …Rosetta Friar… Parent or Guardian
      ____________________________________________________________________________
      STATE OF OKLAHOMA, OKFUSKEE COUNTY, SS
      BEFORE ME, …AR Taylor Deputy Clerk…in and for the said County
      and State, on the …5th… day of …June… 1923, personally appeared
      …… Mrs Rosetta Friar…………
      to me know to be the identical person….. who executed the within and foregoing instrument, and acknowledge to me that
      executed the sane as ….her… free and voluntary act and deed for the uses and purposes therein set forth.
      WITNESS my hand and official seal, the day and date above written
      ……..M.B. Jones……..County Clerk
      By …AR Taylor …Deputy
      _____________________________________________________________________________
      MARRIAGE LICENSE
      STATE OF OKLAHOMA, OKFUSKEE COUNTY, SS IN COUNTY COURT
      To Any Person Authorized to Perform the Marriage Ceremony, --Greeting:

      You are hereby authorized to join in marriage Mr… Arthur Powell…. (white)…
      of …Weleetka…, County of …Okfuskee…, state of …Oklahoma…..
      age….40…. years, and M…..iss Vernier Lee Friar…… (white)…
      of …Weleetka…, County of …Okfuskee…, state of …Oklahoma…..
      aged 17 years. And of this License you will make due return to my office within thirty days of this date
      .
      WITNESS my hand and official seal Okemah, in the said County this , … 5th…day of… June…A.D. 1923
      ...M.C. Jones……..County Clerk
      …AR Taylor…… …Deputy
      _______________________________________________
      CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
      STATE OF OKLAHOMA, OKFUSKEE COUNTY, SS
      I …T.J. Klais………..Justice of the Peace….
      …….Name…………..Official Designation Court or Congregation
      of …Okemah…… in Okfuskee County, State of Oklahoma, do hereby
      certify that I joined in marriage the persons in and authorized by this License to be married, on the …5th…day of
      …. June…. A.D. 1923 at …Okemah…, in Okfuskee County, Oklahoma,
      in the presence of …H.B. VonPelt…of …Okemah, Okla…
      and … E.A Gaston….. of…Okemah, Okla…….
      …….. H.B. VonPelt….. .. E.A Gaston………Witnesses …… T.J. Klais…
      …….Justice of the Peace Official or Clerical designation
      __________________________- Returned and Recorded this…….5…….. day of …June……..1923
      M. C. Jones… Court Clerk
      …. By Pauline Donenport. Deputy…
      ***********************************************

      It is possible that he is the same person as this Chester Arther Powell, the dates are about right, although on his marriage certificate there is no mention of a first name Chester and his name is spelled Arthur not Arther. The family story is that he was from Texas, (probably a cowboy) and that his father or grandfather was from England. Also that his wife was Cherokee.

      Chester Arther Powell
      1883–1934
      BIRTH 3 SEP 1883 • Florida
      DEATH 1934 • Texas, USA
      From
      M Family Tree. -1RoseMaryHardy
      https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/165504027/person/272151413094/facts
      ........................
      U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
      Name Chester Arther Powell
      Race White
      Birth Date 3 Sep 1883
      Street Address1021 E 14
      Residence Place Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, USA
      Occupation Hotel House M?? Employer’s name Drayfaus Ha?? Place of Employment: 1607 Jenissie(?) Kansas City, Missouri
      Nearest Relative Cathern J. Powell
      Her residence 1021 E 14 Kansas City, Missouri

      12 Sept 1918
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=6482&h=31090948&ssrc=pt&tid=165504027&pid=272151413094&usePUB=true
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      Chester A Powell
      in the 1910 United States Federal Census
      1910 Census
      Name Chester A Powell
      Age in 1910 26
      Birth Year about 1884
      Birth place Florida
      Home in 1910 Yeager, Hughes, Oklahoma
      Race White
      Gender Male
      Relation to Head of House Son
      Marital Status Single
      Father's Name John Powell
      Father's Birthplace Indiana
      Mother's Name Catharine Powell
      Mother's Birthplace
      Indiana
      Native Tongue English
      Occupation Laborer
      Industry On Farm
      Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
      Able to read Yes
      Able to Write Yes
      Out of Work N
      Number of Weeks Out of Work 0
      Neighbors: View others on page https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7884&h=153088867&ssrc=pt&tid=165504027&pid=272151413094&usePUB=true

      Household Members
      Name John Powell Age59
      Name Catharine Powell Age50
      Name Chester A Powell Age26
      Name John R Powell Age24
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      His father:
      John Powell
      in the 1910 United States Federal Census
      Name:John Powell
      Age in 1910:59
      Birth Year:abt 1851
      Birthplace:Indiana
      Home in 1910:Yeager, Hughes, Oklahoma
      Race:White
      Gender:Male
      Relation to Head of House:Head
      Marital status:Married
      Spouse's name:Catharine Powell
      Father's Birthplace:Ohio
      Mother's Birthplace:Ohio
      Native Tongue:English
      Occupation:Farmer
      Industry:Farm
      Employer, Employee or Other:Own Account
      Home Owned or Rented:Rent
      Farm or House:Farm
      Able to Read:Yes
      Able to Write:Yes
      Years Married:31
      Out of Work:N
      Number of weeks out of work:0
      Neighbors:View others on page https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=153088866

      Household Members:
      NameAge
      John Powell59
      Catharine Powell50
      Chester A Powell26
      John R Powell24

      Father born in Ohio
      Mother born in Ohio

      Source Citation
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Yeager, Hughes, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1255; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0117; FHL microfilm: 1375268
      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=22912020
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      His mother:
      Catharine Powell
      in the 1910 United States Federal Census
      Name:Catharine Powell
      Age in 1910:50
      Birth Year:abt 1860
      Birthplace:Indiana
      Home in 1910:Yeager, Hughes, Oklahoma
      Race:White
      Gender:Female
      Relation to Head of House:Wife
      Marital status:Married
      Spouse's name:John Powell
      Father's Birthplace:Ohio
      Mother's Birthplace:Indiana
      Native Tongue:English
      Able to Read:Yes
      Able to Write:Yes
      Years Married:31
      Number of Children Born:3
      Number of Children Living:2
      Neighbors:View others on page https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=153088866
      Household Members:
      NameAge
      John Powell59
      Catharine Powell50
      Chester A Powell26
      John R Powell24

      Father born in Indiana
      Mother born in Indiana

      Source Citation
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Yeager, Hughes, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1255; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0117; FHL microfilm: 1375268
      Source Information
      Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.

      https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=153088866

      Census page image
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      There is also a (with a mother “Catherine J” like the WWI draft record)
      Chester Arthur Powell1883–1952
      BIRTH 3 SEP 1883 • Sorranto, Florida
      DEATH DEC. 8, 1952 • Kansas City, Missouri
      From
      My Maternal Family Tree. -Lorraine Wolf
      https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/4814306/person/-1524315263/facts
      Parents
      John J. Powell 1851–1930
      Catherine Jane Siegmund 1857–1954

      Also shown on three other trees on Ancestry.com
      No wife nor children are shown
      Little_Lunsford_Siegmund_Stahl. - Morgann Madill at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/108662154/person/340068857477/facts

      BEERY Family Tree. -emilystakley (no date of death) at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/12916427/person/-46998759/facts

      Wolfe Family Tree. -ConnieMeyer275 (no date of death) at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/2433552/person/815845847/facts