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Gerald Harold Powell
1928-2006
Powell Descendant Number: 1.1.1.4
Jerry'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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Gerald Harold Powell's Biography

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated August 2012


BORN On Monday July 09, 1928 In Bradford Hospital in Bradford, Pennsylvania. Jerry is the first Powell known to be born in Hospital.
DIED On Friday June 23, 2006 in Jess Parrish Memorial Hospital, Titusville, Florida. Jerry was suffering from Alzheimer's, he bacame ill on Thursday and was taken to hospital and died, with his wife Betty and Most of his family beside him, at 1:10pm the next day. Jerry was 77.
CEMETERY Jerry had a Masonic funeral, with five past Masonic Grandmasters of Florida attending, and with full military honors by the U.S. Army. He was buried on Thursday June 29, 2006 in the Powell Family Plot, next to his Mother Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell, in the Masonic section of Oaklawn Memorial Gardens on Garden Street in Titusville Florida.
FORMER ADDRESSES 2489 Old Dixie Hwy and 9 Barna Av. in Ttitusville, Florida; North U.S.Hwy 1 in Scottsmoore, Florida; 105th. Street West Cleveland, Ohio; 1 Main Street and 84 Boylston St. in Bradford, Pennsylvania and grew up in West Branch, Bradford, Pa.
FATHER Harold James Powell 1898-1966
MOTHER Helen Irene Sincerny 1900-1985
SIBLINGS Francis James Powell 1924-2009; Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider 1926-1980 and Thomas Wesley Powell 1927-1974.
SPOUSES June Veronica Mc Cord 1928-2001. They Married June 18, 1948 7:30pm St Bernard Church in Bradford, Pa. and Divorced on January 18, 1961; Betty Jane De Groat 1937-Living. Jerry and Betty met in a Mahalls Bowling Alley in West Cleveland, Ohio. They Married on February 23, 1962 in Brunswick, Ga.
CHILDREN Gerald Harold Powell Jr. 1949-Living; John Henry Powell 1950-Living; James William Powell 1952-Living; Harold Charles Powell 1960-Living; Charles John Powell 1961-Living and Helen Elizabeth Powell-Hartung 1962-Living.
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY Jerry attended the 6th Ward Elementary School and Bradford High School in Bradford, Pa. He recived a honorary 1946 Diploma given on 6 July 1996 by the class of 1946 in Bradford, Pa.
MILITARY HISTORY World War 2: Merchant Marines and the 11th Army Airborne. Jerry served in Europe and Japan.
POLITICAL HISTORY Life long member of the Democratic Party and always voted for party candidates. Jerry was born when Calvin Coolidge was in office and died during George W. Bush’s administration. Jerry do not like Presadent Nixion, use to call him tricky Dick.
RELIGOUS HISTORY None; Jerry did believe in God. Jerry also believed in the Masonic Philosophy of the Great Architect of the Universe and the Brotherhood of Man. It was these ideas to which he was devoted to.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY As a youth Jerry was a Paperboy and Oil Driller with his father. Then for the Mallory Family as a Gardner; Dresser Co., Kendal Oil, Collagen Water all in Bradford, Pa. He worked for Mallory Battery and Kemet Co. in Cleveland Ohio in the 1950's and as a Mechanic for Pan American in the 1960's; Jerry became a Welder for Lockheed on Nuclear Subs in the 1970's and shook hands with President Carter on one of the Subs the President visited at Port Canaveral in Florida. Jerry became a Quality Control Technician for the Space Shuttle program in the early 1980's and from which he retired in April 1991.
PERSONAL INTERESTS Fast pitch softball as a youth and won the 1951 Penn State Softball Championship in Williamsburg, Pa. for Derrick City Firemen; Masonic Study and Teaching; Carpentry, wood working and Hunting.
ORGANIZATIONS July 1964 Masonic Lodge, Indian River Lodge #90, and in the late 60's Scottish Rite in Orlando, Florida. Became Master of Lodge in 1971 and Joined the Grand Lodge of Florida in 1973. Jerry becomes a District Deputy Grand Master; In the mid 1970's Jerry joins the Shriners in Titusville, Florida. In May 1983 Jerry becomes Grand Marshall; May 13, 1987 Grand Sward Barrier; May 26, 1993 Senior Grand Stewart; June 19, 1996 and in May 28, 2003 Grand Historian.


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The Descendents of William Henry Powell and Mary Elizabeth Swartwood
Gerald Harold Powell's Branch
Powell Descendant Number: 1.1.1.4

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated June 2011

Father of June
bill
William George McCord
1906-1982

Mother of June
bedo
Gwieve Bedeaux
1907-1963
Father of Jerry
harold
Harold JamesPowell
1898-1966
Mother of Jerry
helen
Helen Irene Sincerny
1900-1985

Father of Betty
cj
Charles John De Groat
1911-1995

Mother of Betty
sophia
Sophia Antoinette Svorc
1915-2008

Daughter
june
June Veronica McCord
December 24, 1928- January 12, 2001
Mother


Son
jerry
Gerald Harold Powell
July 09, 1928 - June 23, 2006
Father

Daughter
betty
Betty Jane De Groat
January 11, 1937 - Living
Mother
Son
jerryjr
Gerald Harold Powell Jr.
1949-Living
Had Children
Son
john
John Henry Powell
1950-Living
Had Children
Son
jim
James William Powell
1952-2013
Had Children
 

Son
harold
Harold Charles Powell
1960-Living
Had No Children

Son
charles
Charles John Powell
1961-Living
Had Children
Daughter
helen
Helen Elizabeth Powell
1962-Living
Had Children

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Images of Gerald Harold Powell

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated Aug. 2011


1920's
jerrybaby
Baby Jarry
Gerald Harold Powell, about a year old;
Photo taken in 1929 in West Branch, Bradford, Pa.

1940's
siblings
Three Little Kittens
Wanda Helen, Thomas Wesley and Gerald Harold Powell
Photo was taken in 1942 in Bradford, Pa.


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Merchant Marine Gerald Harold Powell
Photo taken around 1944-46

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Three Generations
Gerald Harold Powell with father Harold James Powell and Grandfather Lloyd Swartwood Powell
Photo taken in 1944 at Lloyd's home on Bagley Av. in Bradford, Pa.


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Army Buddies
Beaver, Jerry Powell and Johnny Swanson
Photo was taken in Hachinohe Japan in 1947.

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Little Wanda and Jerry Powell
Wanda Sharyn Powell with her Uncle Jerry.
Photo was taken in Bradford Pa. 1947

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

threegenerations
Three Generation 4th of July Picnic
Grandpa Harold James Powell with a smoke, his son Gerald Harold Powell "Jerry" and His Grandson Jerry Jr.
Photo was taken on July 4th. 1951 in the Allegheny State Park, New York State near Bradford, Pa.

champs
Pennsylvania State Fast Softball Champs of 1951
Front from left: Clarence Yoho, Stan Gleason, Jack Keane, Jerry Powell, Leroy Ishman and Bill Keane;
Back row from Left: Ed Hammond, Jim Hammond , Fred "Ripper" Vickery, Don Cummins, Tom Keane, Rusty Hetrick and Stan Merry.

jerrytrophy
Fast Softball Pitcher with Trophy
Jerry Powell with his trophy. Photo was taken in 1951

1960's
jerrybetty
Mr. and Mrs Gerald Harold Powell
Jerry Powell and Betty Jane De Groat-Powell at there home in Tituville Florida.
Photo was taken in 1963

japan
Jerry and Jerry in Japan
Jerry Powell and his son Jerry Powell Jr. in Tokyo Japan in 1967

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Jerry's Boat
Jerry Powell and his boat "The Our Own"
Photo was taken in Titusville Florida in 1968


family
The Gerald Harold Powell Family
Back from Left: James William, Betty Jane, Jerry, John Henry, Jerry Jr.
Front from left: Harold Charles, Charles John and Helen Elizabeth.
Photo was taken on Dairy Road west of the I-95 overpass in Titusville Florida in October 1969

1970's
officers
Master of the Lodge Jerry Powell and the 1971 Officers of Indian River Masonic Lodge #90
Front from left: Bob Moyer, Bob Young, Gerald H. Powell, Bill Murray, Frank Darden, Bill Falkenstein.
Back from left: Bob Hunley, Jimmy Johns, Brent Cull, 4NA, 5NA, Joe Fowler.
Photo was taken at the Lodge in Titusville Florida.

lastfamilyphoto
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.

graduation
Graduation Night
Son Charles, Jerry, Son Harold, Wife Betty and Daughter Helen Powell
Photo was taken at their home in Titusville Florida in June 1978

subs
Submarine Mechanic
Jerry Powell at work standing next to a high presser tank
at the Port Canaveral Naval Turn Basin in Cape Canaveral Florida.
Photo was taken in 1979

clann
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
bobbybaby
Four Generations
Grandpa Jerry Powell, Great-Grandmother Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell and Mother Helen Elizabeth Powell-Crocker
with newborn Bobby Neil Crocker Jr.
Photo was taken at Jery Home in Titusville Florida in 1981

grandlodge
Grand Lodge Officers of 1983
Jerry Powell, Grand Master of Florida Robert Goldsmith and Bob Greenlaw.
Photo was taken during the Grand Master visit to Indian River Lodge #90 in Titusville Florida.

1990's
jerrybettylodge
Out on the Town
Betty Jane De Groat-Powell and Jerry Powell on one of their trips around Florida with the Grand Lodge.
Photo was taken in 1990.

hunter
Deer Hunter
Jerry Powell in his hunting gear.
Photo was taken in November in the 1990's at one of our favorite hunting spots,
next to a creek around Suger Run outside of Bradford Pa.

jerryprince
Bosom Buddies
Jerry Powell with Prince
Photo was taken at Jerry's Home in the 1990's in Titusville Florida.

spaceshuttle
Astronaut's Seat
Jerry Powell in the commander seat inside the Space Shuttle Columbia.
Photo was taken in the 1990's at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

jeanjerry
Reunion
Jerry Powell with his Aunt Jean Harritt Powell-Lederman
Photo was taken in Jean's Apartment at 29 Bryant Street in Buffalo, New York in the 1990's


champsbowling
1995 Bowling Champs
Angela Marie Crocker, Jerry Powell and Bobby Neil Crocker Jr.
Photo was taken at River Lanes Bowling Alley 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.

powellclann
Jerry's Last Family Get-Together
Very front from left: Jacob and Josh Smith, Kim Hart-Powell, Roxanne Powell-Smith.
Front from left: Betty De Groat-Powell, Jerry Powell, Amy Turner-Powell, John Powell Jr,
Ann Green-Powell, Helen Powell-Crocker, Steven Hart, Arnold Smith.
Back from Left: John Powell, Tom Powell Jr-Roberts, Bobby Crocker Jr, Kim Couture-Powell,
Jason Powell, Harold Powell, Mark Rice, Charles Powell.
Photo was taken at Charles Powell's home in Titusville Florida on April 02, 2006
Jerry would pass away two months later.


workshop
Jerry's Wood Working Shop
When Jerry retired from the Space Center he enjoyed working in his woodshop making things for his family and other people.
Photo taken at Jerry home on April 02, 2006

 



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Gerald Harold Powell's Time Line

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated June 2011

Decades

National and International Time Lines

Jerry'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; 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: Jerry's oldest brother 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 first wife, is born on Thursday December 24, 1924;
1926: Jerry's sister Wanda Helen Powell is born on Tuesday January 26, 1926 in Bradford Pa. to Harold and Helen Powell.
1927: Jerry's future sister-in-law Frances Knapp Gillotti, Frances James Powell’s second wife, is born on Sunday May 08, 1927 in Kane Pa. to William Joseph and Zella Knapp-Gillotti; Jerry's brother Thomas Wesley Powell is born on Thursday May 26, 1927 in Bradford Pa. to Harold and Helen Powell.
1928: Jerry future brother-in-law Jay Leroy Chapman is born on Tuesday January 10, 1928 in Bradford, Pa. to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Chapman; 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; June Veronica McCord, Gerald Harold Powell’s first wife, is born on Monday December 24, 1928 to William George McCord and Gewieve Bedeaux.
1929: Jerry 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; King George the fifth dies, King Edward the eight’s reign begins; King Edward the eight abdicates, King George the sixth’s reign begins; 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: Jerry's future sister-in-law Marjory Carolyn Covert, Thomas Wesley Powell’s second wife, is born on Saturday August 30, 1930 in Jamestown NY.
1937: 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; Jerry attended the 6th ward school on South Kendall Av. in Bradford, Pa. This was were he started playing softball in what he called the midget league at the age of nine.
1938: At age 10 Jerry started delivering the Bradford Era paper and was paid fifty cents a week. His father Harold made Jerry pay half of his earnings to him.

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.

1941: Jerry'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: Jerry's brother Francis James Powell weds Winifred Lorraine Fee in Jacksonville Florida on Friday February 20, 1942; Jerry delivered papers untill he was 14, then Jerry attended Bradford Jounior High.
1943:
Jerry's Uncle John Henry Powell dies from an epileptic seizure at home, 70 Rocklin Av. in Bradford, Pa. on August 25, 1943. His Grandmother Effie found John in his bed when she went looking for him when he did not come down for breakfast. Jerry's father Harold and he walked up the hill to the oilfields where Jerry’s Grandfather 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: At age 16 atteneded Bradford High for one year. Then Jerry joined the went to the Merchant Marine Academy at Sheephead Bay in New York;Jerry's Aunt Jean Harriett Powell weds Francis Lederman at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on Saturday September 16, 1944 in Buffalo, NY; Jerry's cousin James Lee Powell is killed on Tuesday October17, 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: When Jerry received his seaman's paper he sailed to South America, South Hampton, England; La Harve, France, and made many trips to Antwerp, Belgium and Bremerhaven, Germany; Jerry's becomes a Uncle when Wanda Sharyn Powell is born on October 31, 1945 in Fernandina, Florida to Thomas Wesley Powell and Doris Austin-Powell; Jerry's sister-in-law 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: Jerry's future sister-in-law Patty Jenkins is born on Sunday February 24, 1946; Jerry leaves the Merchant Marines and joins the United States Army. Jerry did his basic training at Ft. Dick's, New Jersey; then went to the 11th Airborne Division, 511 Regiment, which was stationed in Hachinohe, Japan after the war and during the Occupation. Jerry was First Cook and instructed cooking school. He also played division softball there.
1947: Jerry was discharged at Ft. Lotion in Seattle, Washington. Jerry returned home and went to work for Kendall Oil as a painter and worked for the Malory family as a handyman.
1948: On June 18, 1948 Jerry weds June Veronica Mc Cord at 7:30 pm in the rectory of St Bernard Church in Bradford, Pa. Jerry and June's first son: Gerald Harold Powell Jr. is born on January 04, 1949 in Bradford, Pa.; Jerry's Grandfather Lloyd Swartwood Powell dies on Sunday August 08, 1948 in Bradford, Pa. Lloyd was 74; Jerry's Great Uncle Lee William Powell dies of cancer in 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lee was 67;
1949: Gerald Harold Powell Jr. is born on January 04, 1949 in Bradford, Pa. to Gerald Harold and June McCord-Powell.

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.
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.

1950: Jerry's future daughter-in-law Charlotte Ann Green is born on Wednesday August 30, 1950 in Muncie, IN; .John Henry Powell is born on Wednesday November 08, 1950 in Bradford, Pa. to Gerald Harold and June McCord-Powell.
1951: Jerry played softball for Derrick City Fireman and won the Pennsylvania Class A State Championship, in fast pitch softball, in Gettysburg, PA; Jerry's cousin Lawton Edward Kaake Jr. dies in a auto accident on Tuesday August 28, 1951. Lawton was 19;
1952: James William Powell is born on Friday August 22, 1952 in Bradford, Pa. to Gerald Harold and June McCord-Powell; Jerry's future daughter-in-law Judith Marie Casselman is born on Wednesday August 27, 1952 in Jamestown, New York.
1953: Jerry and his family moved to Silver Creek, NY. and worked for Bethlehem Steel in Buffalo, NY. Jerry worked as a maintance man on the coke ovens; Jerry's Great Aunt Maude Pearl Lucy Powell-Arnts dies in Saturday August 22, 1953 in Erie, Pa. Maude was 70;
1954: Jerry and his family move to Cleveland, OH. Jerry finds work at Union Carbide and wins the industrial softball league championships.
1955: Jerry's Great Uncle Raymond Arnts dies on Monday February 21, 1955 in Erie, Pa.
1956: Jerry's brother-in-law Jay Leroy Chapman dies of cancer in Erie Pa on January 04, 1956. Leroy was buried in Lafayette Cemetery outside of Bradford Pa.
1958: June and Jerry separate. Jerry's Mother, Helen Sincerny-Powell, moves in to take care of the kids and help out. Also in September 1958 Jerry played on the Union Carbide bowling teem and played at the Mayhall's Bowling Ally on the west side of Cleveland. This is where Jerry met Betty Jane De Groat-Daily and they started dating.
1959: In January 1959 Jerry, Betty and Jerry's boys, Jerry Jr. John and Jim, move to Titusville Florida. Jerry went to work for Pan American at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a Missile Propellent Mechanic. Jerry worked on on the launch pads for thirteen years on the: Redstone, Atlas, Titan, Mercury, Gemini, Navaho, and Bo Mark Rockets.

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.
1964: Beatles star rises; Big Bang. 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.

1960: Jerry's future daughter-in-law Janet Faye Price was born on Tuesday May 03, 1960 in Jess Parish hospital in Titusville, Fl. to Avon Price and Pansy Carmer; Harold Charles Powell is born on Thursday May 26, 1960 in Jess Parrish Hospital in Titusville, Fl. to Gerald Harold and Betty Powell.
1961: Jerry and family move from 9 Barna Av. to 2489 Old Dixie Hwy in Titusville, FL; Charles John Powell was born on Friday July 20, 1961 in in Jess Parrish Hospital in Titusville, Fl. to Gerald Harold and Betty Powell; Jerry's future son-in-law Bobby Neil Crocker was born on Tuesday September 12, 1961 in Jess Parrish Hosp. in Titusville, Fl. to Loren Crocker and Bertha Mae Marler.
1962: Gerald Harold Powell weds Betty Jane De Groat-Daily at courthouse in Brunswick GA on February 23, 1962; Helen Elizabeth Powell was born on Tuesday October 09,1962 in Jess Parish Hosp. in Titusville, Fl. to Gerald Harold and Betty Powell.
1963: Jerry'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.
1964: In July, Jerry joins the Masonic Lodge, Indian River Lodge #90 in Titusville, Fl. and sometime in the late 60's he joins the Scottish Rite in Orlando, Florida.
1965: Jerry's future daughter-in-law Tammy Grenada Moore was born on January 05, 1965 in Jess Parrish Hosp. in Titusville, Fl. to Willis Cushing Berry and Lilly Mae Josephine Moore; Jerry'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.; Jerry's former sister-in-law Doris Austin-Powell dies on June 01, 1965. Doris was 35. Doris was buried in the National Cemetery in Beaufort South Carolina.
1966: Jerry's Father Harold James Powell dies 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: Jerry's Uncle Lawton Edward Kaake dies 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.
1969:
Jerry's future daughter-in-law Kimberly Jo Hart was born on Tuesday July 01, 1969 in Bradford, Pa. to Lasley Elmer Hart and Darleen Marie Willard.

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.
1978: Camp David Accords; Unabomber begins his attacks.
1979: Three Mile Island. USSR invades Afghanistan; Iran Hostage Crisis begins.


1970:
Jerry's first Grandchild John Henry Powell Jr. was born on Tuesday February 02, 1970 in Jess Parrish Hosp. in Titusville, Fl. to John Henry Powell and Charlotte Ann Green; John Henry Powell weds Charlotte Ann Green at First Church of God in Titusville FL on September 19, 1970.
1971: Jerry became Master of Indian River Lodge in January; Jerry's sister Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider and Family move to Chatsworth California; Jerry's Granddaughter Tonya Melissa Powell was born on Friday August 06, 1971 in Ft. Pierce, Fl. to Gerald Harold Powell Jr. and Carolyn Pat Freeman.
1972: Jerry's Granddaughter Betty Suzann Powell was born on Thursday August 17, 1972 in Jess Parrish Hosp. in Titusville, Fl. to Gerald Harold Powell Sr. and Carolyn Pat Freeman.
1973: Jerry joins the Grand Lodge of Florida and becomes a District Deputy Grand Master; Jerry's Granddaughter Roxanne Rae Powell was born on Tuesday April 24, 1973 in Jess Parrish Hosp. in Titusville, Fl. to John Henry Powell and Charlotte Ann Green; Jerry's sister Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider is diagnosed with Leukemia.
1974: Jerry'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.
1975: Jerry's son James William Powell weds Judith Marie Casselman in New Kensington PA on May 24, 1975; Jerry's Grandson James William Powell Jr. was born on Saturday May 31, 1975 in New Kensington Pa. to James William Powell Sr. and Judith Marie Casselman; In the mid 1970's Jerry joins the Shriners in Titusville Florida.
1976: Jerry's Grandson Jason Francis Powell was born on Saturday August 07, 1976 in Jess Parrish hosp. in Titusville Fl. to James William Powell Sr. and Judith Marie Casselman.
1977: Jerry became a Welder for Lockheed on Nuclear Subs in the late 1970's and shakes hands with President Carter on one of the Subs the President visited at Port Canaveral in Florida.
1978: Jerry's son Harold Charles Powell graduates from Astronaut High School in Titusville Florida.
1979: Jerry'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.
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.
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:
Jerry's sister Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider dies of leukemia on January 28, 1980 in Chatsworth, 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; Jerry's daughter Helen Elizabeth Powell weds Bobby Neil Crocker at First Church of God in Titusville FL on March 01, 1980; Jerry's Grandson Bobby Neal Crocker Jr. was born in Jess Parrish Hospital in Titusville, Fl. on Saturday December 20, 1980 to Bobby Neal Crocker and Helen Elizabeth Powell.
1981: Jerry became a Quality Control Technician for the Space Shuttle program in the early 1980's;
1982: Jerry's son Charles John Powell weds Janet Faye Price in Aranchia Baptist Church in Mims FL on July 10, 1982.
1983:
In May Jerry becomes Grand Marshall for the Grand Lodge of Forida.
1985: Jerry's Granddaughter Angela Marie Crocker was born in Jess Parrish Hospital on Monday July 01, 1985 to Bobby Neal Crocker and Helen Elizabeth Powell; Jerry's 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.
1987: On May 13, 1987 Jerry became Grand Sward Barrier for the Grand Lodge of Florida.
1988:
Jerry's Grandson Chad Ryan Powell was born in Jess Parrish Hospital on Saturday March 05, 1988 to Charles John Powell and Janet Faye Price.
1989: Jerry's daughter Helen Elizabeth Powell-Crocker divorces Bobby Neil Crocker in September 1989.
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.
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. Soviet Union collapse; Cold War Ends; First Gulf War begins.


1991:
Jerry's Great-Granddaughter Samantha Marie Catrett was born in Florida on Saturday February 02, 1991 to James Steven Catrett and Betty Susann Powell; In April 1991 Jerry retires from the Space Shuttle Program and become a part-time handy man and carpenter.
1992: Jerry's Great Granddaughter Jamie Suzann Catrett was born in Florida on Tuesday January 28, 1992 to James Steven Catrett and Betty Suzann Powell; Jerry's son Charles John Powell divorced Janet Faye Price on June 22, 1992; Jerry's Great Granddaughter Jamie Suzann Catrett died in Florida on Saturday August 01, 1992. Jamie was buried in the Baby Section of Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Titusville, FL.
1993: Jerry's son Charles John Powell weds Kathryn Mary Weier in Altamonte Springs FL on May 2, 1993; On May 26, 1993 Jerry became Senior Grand Stewart for the Grand Lodge of Florida; Jerry's brother Francis James Powell weds Patty Jenkins on June 28, 1993 in Florida; Jerry's Great Granddaughter Kayla Ann O’Neal was born in Virginia on Friday July 23, 1993 to Charles Andrew O’Neal and Tonya Melissa Powell.
1994: Jerry's Great Granddaughter Carolyn Nicole Catrett was born in Florida on Wednesday January 19, 1994 to James Steven Catrett and Betty Suzann Powell; Jerry's son Charles John Powell divorces Kathryn Mary Weier on March 02, 1994; Jerry's Great Grandson Joshua Dewayne Smith was born on Saturday April 09, 1994 in Jess Parrish Hospital in Titusville, Fl. to Arnold Dewayne Smith and Roxanne Rae Powell.
1995: Jerry's Great Granddaughter Brittany Michelle Powell was born in Williamsville, NY. on Tuesday January 24, 1995 to James William Powell Jr. and Francine Michele Phillips; Jerry's Great Granddaughter Kristina Lynn O’Neal was born on February 20, 1995 in Jess Parrish Hospital in Titusville, Fl. to Charles Andrew O’Neal and Tonya Melissa Powell; Jerry's son Charles John Powell weds Kimberly Jo Hart in Allegany Township NY on February 24, 1995.
1996: On June 19, 1996 Jerry became Grand Historian for the Grand Lodge of Florida; Jerry's son Gerald Harold Powell Jr. weds Tammy Granada Moore at the Church of Love in Rochester NY on July 22, 1996; Jerry's Great Grandson Jacob Tyler Smith was born in Jess Parrish Hospital on Saturday November 02, 1996 to Arnold Dewayne Smith and Roxanne Rae Powell.
1998: On July 09, 1998 Jerry's Family gave him a surprise 70th Birthday Party at Indian River Lodge #90, where over 50 people attended including five Past Grand Masters of Florida. Jerry son Jerry Jr. Came down from New York to attend.
1999: Jerry's Great Grandson Charles Andrew O’Neal Jr. was born in Jess Parrish Hospital in Titusville Fl. on Thursday September 09, 1999 to Charles Andrew O’Neal and Tonya Melissa Powell.

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.

2000: The Great Powell Family Reunion at Fox Lake Park in Titusville Florida.
2003: On in May 28, 2003 Jerry became Grand Historian for the Grand Lodge of Florida. Jerry started showing signs of Alzheimer's and resigns his post with the Grand Lodge of Florida.Madelyn Rose Casselman was born in Sisters of Charity Hosp. in Buffalo, NY. on Monday July 07, 2003 to Steven joseph Casselman and Erica Marie La Fontaine;
2004: Jerry's Great Granddaughter Kendal Rae Powell was born in Williamsville, NY. On Sunday October 10, 2004 to James William Powell Jr. and Abigail Ann Pietrzyk;
2005:
Ella Mae Casselman was born at Sisters of Charity Hospital on July 02, 2005 to Steven Joseph Casselman and Erica Marie La Fontaine;
2006: Jerry's former sister-in-law Marjorie Covert-Firestone 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; Jerry's condition quickly declines. His son Harold and daughter Helen take him to Valentino's restaurant, one of his favorite, for Fathers Day 2006, a few days later Jerry collapses at home and dies the next day in Jess Parrish Hospital on Friday June 23, 2006 in Titusville, Florida. Jerry was 77. Jerry had a Masonic funeral with full military honors by the U.S. Army. Jerry was buried next to his mother, Helen Sincerny-Powell in the Powell Family Plot in the Masonic section of Oaklawn Cemetery in Titusville, Florida; Jerry's Great Granddaughter Alexis Marie Roberts was born in Cape Canaveral Hosp. on August 22, 2006 to Raymond Parry Roberts and Angela Marie Crocker.
2007: Alexis Taylor Casselman was born in Sisters of Charity Hosp. in Buffalo, NY. on Thursday February 27, 2007 to Steven Joseph Casselman and Christina Marie Bussard; Jerry's Great Grandchildren Dylan Cole Powell and Shelby Lynn Powell were born in Jess parrish hosp. in Titusville, Fl. on June 22, 2007 to John Henry Powell Jr. and Amy Le Ann Turner; Jerry'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. Jerry's first Great-Great Grandchild Leana Rose Diaz was born in Crystal River on Friday September 28, 2007 to Ozzy Diaz and Samantha Marie Catrett; Jerry's Great Grandson Ethan Jacob Powell was born in Sisters of Charty Hosp. in Buffalo, NY to Jason Francis Powell and Kimberly Michaelyn Couture;
2008: Jerry's Great Grandaughter Samantha Marie Catrett weds Ozzy Diaz in Florida on November 01, 2008; Jerry's Great Granddaughter Addison Paige Powell was born in Sisters of Charity Hosp. in Buffalo, NY on Sunday November 23, 2008 to James William Powell Jr. and Abigail Ann Pietrzyk; Jerry's Great Granddaughter Clara Renee Griffith was born in Johnson City Medical Hosp. in Johnson City, TN on November 26, 2008 to Charles Albert Griffith and Angela Marie Crocker.
2009: Jerry brother 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.

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