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Francis James Powell
1924-2009
Powell Descendant Number: 1.1.1.1
Jim's other known pedigrees:
Father's Side:
Powell, Swartwood, De Gout; Cummins, Ellis, Barns, Barton; Frazier, Fish.
Mother's Side: Sincerny; Terwilliger, Palmn.

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Francis James Powell's Biography

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated August 2012

4th POWELL PATRIARCH FROM 2007-2009
BORN On Monday February 04, 1924 in Wilks-Barre, Pa.
DIED At Sunset on Monday May 11, 2009 in Gainesville Florida do to injuries he sustained from a accident at home. Jim was 85.
CEMETERY Jim's ashes were scattered on his favorite hunting grounds between Kennedy and Fayette, Al. by his nephew, Timothy Lee Powell where Jim always loved to hunt.
FORMER ADDRESSES Lake City, Florida. 32024 Okeechobee, Fl;Titusville, Fl; Stuart, Fl; Jacksonville, Fl; Bradford, Pa; Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
FATHER Harold James Powell 1897-1966
MOTHER Helen Irene Sincerny 1900-1985
SIBLINGS Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider 1926-1980; Thomas Wesley Powell 1927-1974 and Gerald Harold Powell 1928-2006
SPOUSES Winnie Lorraine Fee 1924-1945, Married 20 Feb.1942; Frances Knapp Gillotti 1927-1995; Margie Williams; Pearl; Rena; Maggie Huckabone; Pauline; Phyllis; Annie and Patty Jenkins.
CHILDREN Kathryn Eileen Powell-Shepard 1947-Living; Susan Elaine Powell-Fitzgerald 1948-Living; Nadine Powell 1951-Unknown; Cheryl Powell 1953-Unknown and Shelia Powell 1955-Unknown.
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY Unknown
MILITARY HISTORY Sailor, US Navy WW2
POLITICAL HISTORY Democrat who may have turned Republican in his last years. Jim was Born when Calvin Coolidge was in office and died during Barack H. Obama’s administration.
RELIGOUS HISTORY None, Jim did not have much to do with religion.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Iron Worker, Retired. Jim Worked on many buildings and bridges and help build the Space Center Vertical Assembly Building, Mobile Launch Platform’s and the Apollo Launch Pad Towers.
PERSONAL INTERESTS Wood Working, Fishing, Gardening, and Animals. Jim had lots of dogs. One who was most memerable was Smokie 1960's-1980's he was a black poodle.
ORGANIZATIONS National Riffle Association.


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The Descendents of William Henry Powell and Mary Elizabeth Swartwood
Francis James Powell's Branch
Powell Descendant Number: 1.1.1.1

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated June 2011

Father of Frances
bill
William Joseph Gillotti
1893-1978

Mother of Frances
zella
Zella Knapp
1897-1995
Father of Jim
hj
Harold James Powell
1898-1966
Mother of Jim
helen
Helen Irene Sincerny
1900-1985
Father of Margie
willaims
Williams
Unknown Dates
Mother of Margie
willams mres
Unknown
Unknown Dates

Daughter
frances
Frances Knapp Gallotti
May 08, 1927- December 30, 1995
Mother


Son
jim
Francis James Powell
January , 1924 - May 11, 2009
Father


Daughter
margie
Marjorie Williams
Unknown Dates
Mother

Daughter
kathy
Kathryn Eileen Powell
1947-Living
Had Children
Daughter
susan
Susan Elaine Powell
1948- Unknown
Had No Child

Daughter
nadine
Nadine Powell
1951-Unknown
Unknown Children

Daughter
cheryl
Cheryl Powell
1953-Unknown
Unknown Children

Daughter
chelia
Shelia Powell
1955-Unknown
Unknown Children


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Images of Francis James Powell

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated Aug. 2011


1920's
jim
Buddies
DataF. James Powell at his Great Aunt Maude Powell-Arnts home in Erie Pa
Photo was taken in 1926

1940's
jimnavy
In The Navy
Photo was taken in Florida in the 1940's

winny
Winnie
Winifred Lorraine Fee-Powell
Photo was taken in the 1940's

jimbud
War Buddies
Friend Bill and F. James Powell
Photo was taken in 1924 in Florida.

powellmen
Three Generations of Powell Men
Francis James, Lloyd Swartwood, Thomas Wesley, Lee William and Harold James Powell
Photo taken in 1944 at Lloyd's home on Bagley Av. in Bradford PA.

fran
France Knapp Gillotii- Powell
Photo was taken in the 1940's in Florida.

1950's
siblings
Siblings
Jerry Powell, Tom Powell, Wanda Powell-Chapman and Jim Powell.
Photo was taken at their parents apartment at 1 Main Street in Bradford PA in 1952

jimfla
F. James Powell

Photo was taken in the 1950's in Florida

jimironworker
Walking the Iron
F. James Powell at work
Photo was taken in the 1950's

fourgen
Four Generations
Great-Grandma Effie Mae Cummins-Powell, with
her son and the Grandpa Harold James Powell and wife Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell,
Harold and Helen's oldest son Francis James Powell and holding his Daughter Nadine Powell.
Photo taken 1952 and most likely in Bradford PA.

powellclan
Allegheny State Park Summer Fun 1954
Siblings: Gerald Harold Powell, Thomas Wesley Powell, Wanda Helen Powell-Chapman,
Their father Harold James Powell and Their Grandmother Effie Mae Cummins-Powell
Photo taken in Allegheny State Park in New York State near Bradford, Pa.

1960's
jimsgirls
Jim's Woman

Back from the left: Nadine, Margie and Shelia
Front from the left: Cheryl and unknown girl.
Photo was taken in the 1960's in Florida.

rene
Three and a cat
DF. James Powell with wife Rena and father Harold James Powell with cat.
Photo was taken in the 1960's

jimbeamvab
The White Beam
F. James Powell pointing to his wifes name on the white beam,
which will be the last beam to be attached on the Vertical Assembly Building
at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Photo was taken in the 1960's

jimsitting
F. James Powell
Photo was taken in he 1960's

1970's
marg
Margerie Huckabone-Powell and F. James Powell
Photo was taken in the 1970's

paline
Three to One
Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell, Wanda Helen Powell-SchneiderPaline and Jim Powell
Photo was taken in the 1960's at Jim's borthers Tom's House in Titusville FL.

xmas
Jerry and Jim's Family
From the left: Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell, Jerry, Betty and Helen Elizabeth Powell,
Charles Pauline, her son and his son; Harold Charles Powell and Jim Powell
.

lastfamphoto
Their Last Time Together
F. James Powell and Thomas Wesley Powell in back,
Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell, Gerald Harold Powell and Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider in front.
Photo was taken in January 1974 in front of Helen's Trailer in Sand Point Trailer Park in Titusville, Florida.
Tom would die in a construction accident that August in Daytona, Florida.

powellclan
The Ever Growing Family
Up front: Roxanne Rae Powell
Middle row from left: Helen Elizabeth Powell-Crocker, Jerry Powell Jr with then wife Su Lynn Risley-Powell,
Jims wife Phillis, Ann Green-Powell and John Henry Powell, Betty Jane DeGroat-Powell and Jerry Powell
Back from left: Charles John Powell , a little boy, F. Jim Powell and Harold Charles Powell.
Photo was taken at Jerry Jr and Sue Lynn Wedding in La Bell Florida on July 21 1979.

1980's
mom
Mother and Son
F. James Powell and Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell
Photo taken in Okeechobee Florida on May 11, 1980.

jimdog
Jim and his Pup
Photo taken in the late 1987's at his home in Lake City Florida .

1990's
deer
The Deer Hunter
F. James Powell, Photo taken in the 1990's

jimjerry
Brothers
Jerry and Jim Powell
Photo was taken in 1997 at Jerry's Granddaughter Roxann's home in Titusville Florida.

2000's
cousins
2000 Powell Family Reunion
Jerry Powell with cousin Beverly Annabelle Kaake-Bosworth and brother F. Jim Powell
Photo was taken at Fox Lake Park in Titusville Florida.

kids
Great Grandfather Jim
F. James Powell with his Great Grandchildren
Lacy, Tyler, Kiefer and the twins Danielle and Steven
Photo was taken in the mid 2000's

jimpatty
Jim and Patty Powell
Photo was taken on Jims birthday in Feburary 2009 at his home in Lake City Florida.

jimpowell
F. James Powell
1924-2009




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Francis James Powell's Time Line

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated June 2011

Decades

National and International Time Lines

Jim's Time Line

1920’s

1920: First Radio Broadcast airs.
1921: Warren G. Harding becomes the 29th President of the United States; 19th Amendment giving Woman right to vote; U.S. Federal Highway Act.
1922: Lenin becomes leader of USSR;
1923: President Harding dies on August 02,1923, Calvin Coolidge becomes the 30th President of the United States.
1924: President Woodrow Wilson dies on February 03, 1924; Lenin dies Stalin becomes leader of USSR.
1925: Scopes Monkey Trial; F. Scott Fitzgerald publishes the Great Gatsby.
1926:
Kellogg-Briand Pact; Ernest Hemingway publishes the Sun Also Rises.
1927: Theory of Big Bang; Charles Lindbergh completes first solo flight across the Atlantic; Babe Ruth hits 60th home run for New York Yankees.
1928: Amelia Earhart first woman to cross Atlantic Ocean; Mickey Mouse appears in Steamboat Willie, first sound film.
1929: Herbert Hoover becomes the 31th President of the United States; William Faulkner publishes “The Sound and the Fury”; U.S. Stock Market Crashes on Black Tuesday October 29th. The Great Depression begins.

1924: Francis James Powell is born on Monday February 04, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre to Harold James and Helen Sincerny-Powell; Winifred Lorraine Fee, Francis James Powell future first wife, is born on Thursday December 24, 1924.
1926: JIm's sister Wanda Helen Powell is born on Tuesday January 26, 1926 in Bradford, Pa. to Harold and Helen Powell.
1927: Frances Knapp Gillotti, Frances James Powell’s future second wife, is born on Sunday May 08, 1927 in Kane, Pa. to William Joseph and Zella Knapp-Gillotti; Jim's brother Thomas Wesley Powell is born on Thursday May 26, 1927 in Bradford, Pa. to Harold and Helen Powell;
1928: Jim's future brother-in-law Jay Leroy Chapman is born on Tuesday January 10, 1928 in Bradford, Pa. to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Chapman; Jim's brother Gerald Harold Powell is born Monday July 08, 1928 in Bradford Hospital in Bradford, Pa. to Harold and Helen Powell. Jerry is the first Powell, known to have been, born in a hospital. Jim's future sister-in-law June Veronica McCord, Gerald Harold Powell’s first wife, is born on Monday December 24, 1928 to William George McCord and Gewieve Bedeaux.
1929: Jim's future sister-in-law Doris Austin, Thomas Wesley Powell’s first wife, is born on Tuesday October 08, 1929 in Quincy, Florida.

1930’s

1930: President William Howard Taft dies on March 08, 1930.
1931: Thomas Edison dies on October 18, 1931.
1932: WW1 Vets occupy Washington DC over military bonuses; Radio City Music Hall opens in New York.
1933: President Calvin Coolidge dies on January 05, 1933; Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes the 32th President of the United States; FDR begins fireside chats on radio. Begins New Deal; Unemployment Relief Acts begins; Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.
1934: Apollo Theater opens in Harlem in NYC; Great Plans Dust Bowl; Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow killed in ambush; John Dillinger and Pretty Boy Floyd killed by FBI agents.
1935: Social Security Act; Dust Bowl continues; National Labor relations act becomes Law; Charles Dickens Classic Scrooge made into movie staring Seymour Hicks.
1936: Margaret Mitchell publishes Gone With the Wind; Spanish Civil War begins; Benito Mussolini of Italy allies with Hitler; King George the fifth dies, King Edward the eight’s reign begins; King Edward the eight abdicates, King George the sixth’s reign begins.
1937: Hindenburg disaster in Lakehurst NJ; Amelia Earhart Lost over Pacific; A guard first stands post at the Tomb of Unknown in Wash. DC; Walt Disney releases Animation Film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;
1938: Niagara Falls Bridge collapses; Bugs Bunny first movie is released; Superman appears in comics; Looney Tunes animated shorts released; Minimum wage established in U.S. War of the Words broadcast.
1939: John Steinbeck publishes Grapes of wrath; Germany invades Poland World War Two begins. The Hollywood Films: Gone with the Wind and the Wizard of Oz is released.

1932: Jims future sister-in-law Marjory Carolyn Covert, Thomas Wesley Powell’s second wife, is born on Saturday August 30, 1930 in Jamestown, NY; Jim's cousin Lawton Edward Kaake Jr. is born on Monday February 22, 1932 to Lawton and Anna Elizabeth Powell-Kaake.
1936: Jim's cousin Beverly Kaake is born in 1936 to Lawton Edward Kaake and Anna Elizabeth Powell-Kaake.
1937: Jim's future sister-in-law Betty Jane DeGroat, Gerald Harold Powell’s second wife, is born on Monday January 11, 1937 in Johnson City, New York to Charles John DeGroat and Sophia Antoinette Svorc.

1940’s


1940:
Battle of Britain begins; USSR invades Finland; Roosevelt elected to 3ed term.
1941: Bombing of Pearl Harbor, America enters the war.
1942: Bataan Death March; Battle of Midway; Internment of Japanese Americans; Manhattan Project.
1943: DNA discovered.
1944: D-Day June 6th. Battle of the Bulge.
1945: H.G. Wells dies; President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies on April 12, 1945, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33st President of the United States; Hitler commits suicide. VE-Day May 8th. Atomic Bombs are dropped on Japan, VJ-Day Aug.15th.  World War Two ends; United Nations Established; Cold War Begins.
1946: Tsunami hit big island in Hawaii; Philippines granted independence by U.S.  United Nations meet in NY for first time; It’s A Wonderful Life is released.
1947: Truman Plan and Marshall Doctrine; CIA established.
1948: U.S. Military Draft reinstated, military desegregated; 1949; NATO is established; China becomes Communist.
1949: First Volkswagen Beetle arrives in U.S. The Poe Toaster first appears at grave of Edgar Allan Poe; Red Scare on Hollywood by FBI.

1940:
Jim's future son-in-law Gary Del Johnson is born on May 03, 1940.
1941: JIm's sister Wanda Helen Powell graduated from Bradford Jr. High School on June 6th. 1941; Jim's Great Uncle Charles Henry Powell dies on Monday November 03, 1941 from an auto accident in Flint, Mich. Charles’s body was brought back to Bradford, Pa. were he was buried next to his parents in the Powell family plot in Oak Hill Cemetery.
1942: Francis James Powell weds Winifred Lorraine Fee in Jacksonville Florida on Friday February 20, 1942.
1943:
Jim's Uncle John Henry Powell dies from an epileptic seizure at home, 70 Rocklin Av. in Bradford, Pa. on August 25, 1943.  Jim's Grandmother Effie found John in his bed when she went looking for him when he did not come down for breakfast. Jim's's father Harold and brother Jerry walked up the hill to the oilfields where John’s father Lloyd was working. When Lloyd saw them he said: " Its John isn't it?" John was buried on August 27, 1943 in Willowdale Cemetery in Bradford PA. The words on the headstone "Out of Grief Comith Peace" are Effie's words to her son John.
1944: Jim's sister Wanda Helen Powell Graduated from Bradford High School in June 09, 1944; Jim's Aunt Jean Harriett Powell weds Francis Lederman at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Saturday September 16, 1944 in Buffalo, NY; Jim's cousin James Lee Powell is killed on Tuesday October 17, 1944 in a military boomer plane crash in Yorkshire, England during WW2. James was 20. James was buried in Harrogate (Stone Fall) Cemetery in Yorkshire England.
1945: Jim's sister Wanda Helen Powell and future husband Jay Leroy Chapman Graduated from Bradford High School in June 09, 1945; Jim becomes a Uncle when Wanda Sharyn Powell is born on October 31, 1945 in Fernandina, Florida to Thomas Wesley Powell and Doris Austin-Powell; Jim's first wife Winifred Lorraine Fee-Powell dies on Thursday May 17, 1945 at Army Air Force Base in Newark NJ. Winnie was buried in Allegany Cemetery in Allegany NY.
1946: Patty Jenkins, Francis James Powell’s last wife, is born on Sunday February 24, 1946.
1947: Kathryn Eileen Powell is born on Aug. 29, 1947 in Kane, Pa. to Jim and Frances Powell; im's sister Wanda Helen Powell graduated from the Hamot Hospital School of Nursing on Wednesday at the Cathedral of St. Paul on October 01, 1947 in Erie PA.
1948: Jim's Sister Wanda Helen Powell weds Jay Leroy Chapman on January 22, 1948 at the United Brethren Church in Rixford PA; JIm's brother Gerald Harold Powell weds June Veronica McCord at St. Bernard Church in Bradford Pa on June 18, 1948; Susan Elaine Powell is born on Wednesday September 22, 1948 in Jacksonville. Florida to F. James and Frances Gillotti-Powell; Jim's Grandfather Lloyd Swartwood Powell dies on Sunday August 08, 1948 in Bradford, Pa. Lloyd was 74; Jim's Great Uncle Lee William Powell dies of cancer in 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lee was 67.
1949: Jim's sister Wanda Helen Powell and Leroy Chapman are living in Milwaukee, WS; Wanda's Husband J. Leroy Chapman graduates from Milwaukee School of Engineering;

1950’s

1950: Korean War begins; McCarthy-ism.
1951: Nuclear testing at Nevada Test Sight begins; Dennis the Menace appears in newspapers; All About Eve film wins Academy Awards; Douglas Mac Arthur relieved by President Truman; I love Lucy debut.
1952: Hydrogen Bomb; King George the sixth dies, Queen Elizabeth the second’s reign begins.
1953: Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the 34 President of the United States.
1954: Brown v Board of Education.
1955: Albert Einstein dies; Elvis Presley’s star rises; Desegregation of schools by U.S. Supreme Court; Actor James Dean is killed in crash.
1956: Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe become stars; First episode of As The World Turns, To Tell The Truth and Truth or Consequences Airs on TV; Interstate Highway System is created; Artist Jackson Pollock dies in car crash.
1957: USSR Sputnik satellite orbits earth.
1958: NASA founded. Vietnam Conflict grows;
1959: Alaska and Hawaii become States; U.S. Mercury man space program begins; The day the Music died, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and “The Big Bopper” J.P. Richardson are killed in a plane crash in Iowa.


1950:
Jim's future son-in-law Dennis Edward Fitzgerald is born on Saturday June 17, 1950 in New York; William Roy Womack is born on Thursday June 22, 1950 in Laurinburg, North Carolina to William and Erma Womack;
1951: Jim's cousin Lawton Edward Kaake Jr. dies in a auto accident on Tuesday August 28, 1951. Lawton was 19; Nadine Powell is born on Monday December 17, 1951 in Orange Park, Fl. to F. James and Margie Williams-Powell.
1953: Cheryl Powell is born on Monday March 16, 1953 in Orange Park, Fl. to F. James and Margie Williams- Powell; Jim's Great Aunt Maude Pearl Lucy Powell-Arnts dies in Saturday August 22, 1953 in Erie, Pa. Maude was 70.
1955: Shelia Powell is born on Wednesday November 23, 1955 in Orange Park, Fl. to F. James and Margie Williams-Powell; Jim's Great Uncle Raymond Arnts dies on Monday February 21, 1955 in Erie, Pa.
1956: JIm's brother-in-law Jay Leroy Chapman dies of cancer in Erie PA on Wednesday January 04, 1956. Leroy was buried in Lafayette Cemetery outside of Bradford Pa.

1960’s


1960:
First televised Presidential debates Kennedy Vs. Nixon.
1961: John F. Kennedy becomes the 35th President of the United States; The Bay of Pigs; Berlin Wall built.
1962: Cuban Missile Crisis; U.S. Gemini man space program begins
1963: ML King’s March on Washington, “I have a dream speech”; President Kennedy is assassinated on November 22, 1963, Linden B. Johnson becomes the 36th President of the United States; Plate Tectonics; U.S. Mercury man space program ends; U.S. Apollo man space program begins. Singer Patsy Cline is killed in a plane crash.
1964: The Beatles star rises; The Big Bang proven; President Herbert Hoover dies on October 20, 1964.
1965: Medicare Begins in U.S. Malcolm X Assassinated.
1966: National Organization of Woman founded (NOW); U.S. Gemini man space program ends
1967: Race riots in U.S. “Long Hot Summer”
1968: TET Offensive Vietnam; Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy is assassinated, Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King is assassinated; Helen Keller dies on June 01, 1968; Vietnam War protests; Hippy movement begins.
1969: Richard M. Nixon becomes the 37th President of the United States; President Dwight D. Eisenhower dies on March 28, 1969; Man Lands and walks on the Moon; Woodstock Festival.

1962:
JIm's brother Gerald Harold Powell weds Betty Jane De Groat-Daily at courthouse in Brunswick GA on February 23, 1962.
1963: Jim's Grandmother Effie Mae Cummins-Powell dies on Sunday November 24, 1963 in a nursing home in Niagara Falls, NY. Effie was 85. Effie is buried next to her husband and son in Willowdale Cemetery.
1965: Jim's Aunt Anna Elizabeth Powell-Kaake died on Sunday February 28, 1965 in Coudersport, Pa. Anna was 54. Anna was buried next to her son on March 03, 1965 in Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport, Pa.; Jim's former sister-in-law and Thomas Wesley Powell first wife Doris Austin-Powell dies on June 01, 1965 she was 35. Doris was buried in the National Cemetery in Beaufort South Carolina.
1966: Jim's Father Harold James Powell died at home on Friday April 22, 1966 in Kane Pa. Harold was 68. Harold was cremated and his ashes are buried with his family in Willowdale Cemetery;
1967: Jime's Uncle Lawton Edward Kaake died on Tuesday February 28, 1967 in Coudersport Pa. Lawton was 68. Lawton was buried next to his wife and son in Eulalia Cemetery in Coudersport, Pa. Jim becomes a Grandfather when Amy Beth Johnson was born on Wednesday November 08, 1967 in Kane, Pa. to Gary Del Johnson and Kathryn Powell.
1970's

1970: Kent State Massacre.
1971: Pentagon Papers.
1972: Watergate; U.S. Apollo man space program ends; President Harry S. Truman dies on December 26, 1972.
1973: President Lyndon B. Johnson dies on January 22, 1973; Roe V Wade; Yom Kippur War. Vietnam War ends.
1974: President Nixon resigns, and Gerald R. Ford assumes the 38th Presidency.
1975: Trans-Alaska Pipeline System begins; Rocky Horror Show opens on Broadway; Bill Gates founds Microsoft; Apollo-Soyuz; Viking 1Launches to Mars; Muhammad Ali defeats Joe Frazier.
1976:
Apple Computer is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak; Two Dollar Bill; U.S. Bicentennial; NASA Photos taken of Mars Surface; Space Shuttle Enterprise rolls out of hanger.
1977: James Carter becomes the 39th President of the United States; Panama Canal Treaties; In May the movie Star Wars, The New Hope is released; Singer Elvis Presley dies.
1978: Camp David Accords; Unabomber begins his attacks.
1979: Three Mile Island. USSR invades Afghanistan; Iran Hostage Crisis begins.


1970:
Jim's Granddaughter Jody Ann Johnson was born on Wednesday April 01, 1970 in Kane, Pa. to Gary Del Johnson and Kathryn Eileen Powell.
1971: Jim's sister Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider and Family move to Chatsworth California.
1973: Jim's sister Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider is diagnosed with Leukemia.
1974: Jim's brother Thomas Wesley Powell dies in construction accident on Friday August 23, 1974 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Thomas was 47. Thomas was buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Titusville, Florida.
1979: Jim's Aunt Mildred Annabelle Powell-Graser dies on Sunday March 25, 1979 in Buffalo, NY. Mildred was 78.
1980's

1980: In May the film Star Wars, the Empire Strikes Back is released; Beatles lead singer John Lennon his shot and killed.
1981: Ronald Ragan becomes the 40th President of the United States, Iran Hostage Crisis ends; AIDS virus identified; U.S. Space Shuttle program begins.
1982: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer Wed at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London; Actor John Belushi dies.
1983: In May the Film Star Wars, Return of the Jedi is released.
1984: Space Shuttle Challenger first Shuttle to land at Kennedy Space Center; Space Shuttle Discovery’s maiden launch August 30, 1984; Crack Cocaine is introduced Johnny Weissmuller and Truman Capote Die.
1985: Back to the Future Opens in theaters; Nintendo Entertainment System; American Naturalist Dian Fossey found murdered in Rwanda; Actor Yul Brynner dies.
1986: Space Shuttle Challenger Explodes; Iran-Contra Scandal.
1987: Black Monday Oct. 19th. Wall Street Stocks crash; Earths Population reaches 5 Billion.
1988: Pan Am flight 103 explodes over Lockerby Scotland; Al Qaeda founded.
1989: George H. Bush becomes the 41 President of the United States; Eastern Europe collapse, the Berlin Wall comes down; First Gulf War begins; Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska; Tiananmen Square Massacre in China.


1980:
Jim's sister Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider dies of leukemia on January 28, 1980 in Canoga Park, California. She Was 54. Wanda was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park across from a chapel in Chatsworth, California. Her family and brother Jerry, sister-in-law Betty and nephew Harold Powell from Florida attended her services.
1983:
Jim's daughter Susan Elaine Powell weds Dennis Fitzgerald in April 1983.
1985: Jims mother Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell dies at home in Friday August 02, 1985 in Titusville, Florida. Helen was 85. Helen was buried in the Powell Family Plot in the Masonic section of Oaklawn Cemetery in Titusville; Jim's Great Granddaughter Heather Rachael Lynn Haliberg was born in Kane, Pa. on Friday November 01, 1985 to Richard Haliberg and Kelly Lynn Johnson.
1988: Jim's cousin June Arlene Arnts-Terrill dies on Monday April 18, 1988 in Venango, Pennsylvania.  June was 76. June was buried in the Terrill Family Plot in Venango Cemetery in Venango, Pa. Jim's Great Granddaughter Lacy Jade Johnson was born in Warren, Pa. on Friday June 10, 1988 to Timothy David Fiscus and Amy Beth Johnson.
1990's
1990:
Hubble Space Telescope is launched; Nelson Mandela freed and Apartheid comes to a close. On a train J.K. Rowling comes up with the idea for Harry Potter.
1991: Soviet Union collapse; Cold War Ends; First Gulf War begins.
1992: President Richard M. Nixon dies on April 22, 1994.
1993: Bill Clinton becomes the 42th President; NAFTA Trade agreement. Princess Dianna is killed in car crash in Paris; Mother Teresa of India dies. Actor River Phoenix overdoes on cocaine and dies.
1994: Northridge CA Earthquake; Move Schindler’s List wins Oscars Best Picture; Singer Kurt Cobain found dead; President Richard M. Nixon and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis die; OJ Simpson accused of murder.
1995: Oklahoma City Bombing.
1996: Global Warming Consensus; World Trade Organization established.
1997: Int. Space Station begins. J.K. Rowling Publishes Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
1998: Discovery that the Universe is Accelerating.
1999: Columbine School Massacre; J.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban; In May the Film Star Wars, The Phantom Menace is released.

1990:
Jim's Great Granddaughter Emily Kathryn Johnson was born in Lake City, FL. on Saturday January 27 1990 to Kelly Lynn Johnson.
1991: Jim's Great Grandson Tyler Monroe Johnson was born in Warren, Pa. on Saturday July 13, 1991 to Timothy David Fiscus and Amy Beth Johnson.
1993: Francis James Powell weds Patty Jenkins on June 28, 1993 in Florida.
1996: Jim's GreatGrandson Kiefer James Johnson was born in Warren, Pa. on Monday January 22, 1996 to Robert James Dougherty and Amy Beth Johnson.
2000's

2000: Human Genome Project sequences entire chromosome DNA. J.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
2001: Mad Cow Disease; George W. Bush is given the 43st Presidency by the Supreme Court; 911 attacks, Afghanistan war begins; Harry Potter Movies begin.
2002: In May the film Star Wars, Attack of the Clones is released; Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, dies; The Roman Catholic Church Child Sex Abuse Scandal.
2003: February 1, Space Shuttle Columbia disaster; Iraq war begins; J.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
2004: President Ronald Reagan dies on June 05, 2004; Same Sex Marriage in Massachusetts; Major Tsunami hits Indian Ocean Nations x-mas day.
2005: In May the film Star Wars Revenge of the Sith is released; Pope John Paul the 2ed. dies Pope Benedict 7th. Elected. J.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
2006: President Gerald R. Ford dies on July 14, 2006; Iraq leader Saddam Hussein is hanged.
2007: J.K. Rowling publishes Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows.
2008: Wall Street Firms bailed out with billions of American taxpayer dollars by George W. Bush, The Great Recession Begins.
2009: Barack Hussein Obama becomes the 44th President of the United States; The King of Pop Michael Jackson dies; Anti President Obama Tea Party forms.


2000:
Jim's Great Grandchildren Steven Daniel Tyger and Danielle Zella Tyger were born in Warren, Pa. on Wenesday August 16, 2000 to Daniel Tyger and Amy Beth Johnson.
2006: Jim's sister-in-law Marjorie Covert-Powell dies on January 12, 2006 in Jess Parrish Hospital Titusville, Florida. She was 75. She was buried next to her Husband Thomas Wesley Powell in Oaklawn Cemetery in Titusville FL; Jim's brother Gerald Harold Powell dies in Jess Parrish Hospital on Friday June 23, 2006 in Titusville, Florida. Gerald was 77. Gerald had a Masonic funeral and with full military honors by the U.S. Army. Gerald was buried in the Powell Family Plot in the Masonic section of Oaklawn Cemetery in Titusville, Florida;
2007: Jim's Aunt Jean Harriett Powell Lederman dies on Tuesday July 24, 2007 in nursing home in Buffalo, New York. Jean was 91. Jean was Cremated and her ashes were buried next to her father in Willow Dale Cemetery in Bradford, Pa.
2009: Francis James Powell died at sunset on Monday May 11, 2009, in hospital, in Gainesville, Fl.  Jim was 85. Jim’s family preformed a memorial service at his home in Lake City, Florida. James was cremated and his ashes were spread in a field in Alabama by his nephew Timothy Lee Powell where the two of them use to hunt deer.
Decades National and International Time Lines Jim's Time Line


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Documents of Francis James Powell
Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated August 2011


Obituary


jim

Powell Family Patriarch, F. James Powell has died

            Francis James Powell (Jim), 85, of 2521 S.W. County Road 349 Lake City, Fl. passed away, Monday evening on May 11, 2009, at the Select Specialty Hospital in Gainesville, Fl. He died as a result of complications from an accident at his home on March 15, 2009.

            He was born on Monday, February 4, 1924 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. and was the oldest son of four children of Harold James Powell and Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell of Bradford, Pa. Mr. Powell was the last surviving member of that family.

            He grew up in the city of Bradford, Pa. and was a U.S. Navy Seaman during WW2, stationed in Jacksonville, Fl. He remained in Florida at the end of his service and worked as an Iron Worker out of local # 402 of West Palm, Fl. for most of his life. He retired as a supervisor in Oct. 1983. Notably, Mr. Powell helped construct the Vertical Assembly Building, Mobile Launch Platforms and Apollo Launch Towers at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida during the 1950’s ad 60’s.

            He is survived by his wife Patty Jenkins-Powell, her three daughters: Cindy, Sherry and Patty Renee and by his five daughters: Kathryn Eileen Powell-Shepard, Susan Elaine Powell-Fitzgerald, Nadine, Cheryl and Shelia Powell all from Florida; His 3 granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

            Services for James Powell (Jim) will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2009 at 2:00pm at Patty's House in Lake City, Fl. His ashes will be taken by his nephew, Timothy Lee Powell, to Alabama and scattered on the hunting grounds where he always loved to go.






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