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Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider
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Wanda's other known pedigrees:
Mother's Side: Sincerny; Terwilliger, Palmn.
Father's Side:
Powell, Swartwood, De Gout; Cummins, Ellis, Barns, Barton; Frazier, Fish.

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Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider's Biography

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated August 2012

BORN On Tuesday January 26, 1926 in Bradford, Pa. Wanda was born in her parents home in Westbranch.
DIED On Monday January 28, 1980 of leukemia in Chatsworth Hospital in Chatsworth, Ca. Wanda was 54.
CEMETERY Wanda was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park across from the chapel in Chatsworth, California.
FORMER ADDRESSES Lassen Street, Chatsworth, California. 1123 West 8th. St. Erie, Pa. 903 S. 9th. St. Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Birth Place and home in West Branch, Bradford, Pennsylvania.
FATHER Harold James Powell 1898-1966
MOTHER Helen Irene Sincerny 1900-1986
SIBLINGS Francis James Powell 1924-2009; Thomas Wesley Powell 1927-1974 and Gerald Harold Powell 1928-2006.
SPOUSE Jay Le Roy Chapmen 1928-1956 Wedded in Jan. 22, in the late 1940's United Brethren Church in Rixford, Pa;
Lawrence William Schneider Jr. unknown dates.
CHILDREN Lawrence William Schneider 3ed 1957-Unknown, adopted daughter Mary Joe Schneider 1960-Unknown and adopted son: Terry Michael Schneider 1961-Unknown.
EDUCATIONAL HISTORY Graduated from Bradford High School in 1944; Class of 1947 Hamot House School of Nursing in Erie, Pa.
MILITARY HISTORY U.S. Army Nurse, WAAC World War 2
POLITICAL HISTORY Wanda was a life long Democrat. Wanda was born when Calvin Coolidge was in office and died during James E. Carter’s administration.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY J.C. Penney's; Nurse, RN, at Unknown Hospitals.

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The Descendents of William Henry Powell and Mary Elizabeth Swartwood
Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider's Branch
Powell Descendant Number:

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated October 2011

Father of Wanda
Harold James Powell

Mother of Wanda
Helen Irene Sincerny
Father of Larry
Larry William Schneider
Dates Unknown
Mother of Larry
Mother Unknown
Dates Unknwn

Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider
January 26, 1926 - January 29, 1980

Lawerance William Schneider Jr.
Unknown Dates

Lawerance William Schneider 3ed.

Adopted Daughter
Mary Jo Schneider

Terence Michael Schneider

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Images of Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated Aug. 2011


Baby Wanda
Wanda Helen Powell and brother Thomas Wesley Powell.
Photo taken in 1928 at there home in Westbranch in Bradford, Pa.

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

Sincerny's, Powell's and Jallotti's O'My!
Thomas Wesley Powell, Lora Edith Terwilliger-Sincerny, Gerald Harold Powell,
Frances Knapp Gillotti-Powell, Herb Sincerny and Wanda Helen Powell. Photo taken in Bradford, Pa. in 1942.

Mother and Daughter
Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell and Wanda Helen Powell. Photo taken in 1942 in Bradford, Pa.

Senior Class Photo
Wanda Helen Powell, Photo taken in 1943 for Bradford High School

High School Sweethearts
Wanda Helen Powell and Jay Le Roy Chapman, Photo taken 1943 or 44 in Bradford, Pa.

Class of 1944
Graduate Wanda Helen Powell of Bradford High School, Photo taken in 1944 in Bradford, Pa.

U.S. Army WAAC, World War 2
Wanda Helen Powell, Photo Taken in 1945.

Class of 1947 Nurses
Hamot House School of Nursing Class of 1947. Wanda Helen Powell RN, is seated in the center of the center row.
Photo was taken on Wednesday October 1st.1947 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Erie, Pa.

Dinner in a Buffalo Resturant
Wanda Helen Powell RN having dinner with Uncle Fran and Aunt Jean Harrett Powell-Lederman,
Photo taken in 1947 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs Chapman, Newly Weds
Wanda Helen Powell-Chapman and Husband Jay Le Roy Chapman.
Their Wedding took place on Thursday evening January 22, 1948 at the United Brethren Church in Rixford PA.

Margie Covert-Powell and Wanda Helen Powell-Chapman.
Photo was belived to have been taken in Brunswick Ohio in 1950.

Still Sweethearts
Wanda Helen Powell-Chapman with husband Jay Leroy Chapman.
Photo was taken in
Erie PA in 1950

In Good Spirits
Wanda standing in the back with brother Jerry Powell next to ailing husband Leroy Chapman.
Photo Taken in Erie PA sometime in the mid 1950's
Leroy would pass away on January 04, 1956, he was 27

The Schneider Family
Lawerance William Schneider Jr. and Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider
with their children, from the left: Timothy, Mary Jo and Larry Schneider 3ed.
Photo was taken in the mid 1960's in Erie Pa.

The Schneider Home
At 1123 West 8th. Street Erie PA.
Photo was taken in August 1963

Wanda and Larry Schneider
Photo was taken in Titusville, Florida in March 1965

Mother Daughter Fish Fry
Wanda with her Mother Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell at Wanda's brother Jim's home in Stuart Florida.
Photo was taken in July 1971

Wanda's Family
Larry, Wanda, Larry 3ed, Mary Jo and Timothy
Photo taken in Sturt Florida in 1971

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.

Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider
Photo was taken in 1979 in Chatsworth California.
Wanda Passed away on January 28, 1980

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Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider's Time Line

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated October 2011


National and International Time Lines

Wanda's Time Line


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.

1926: Wanda Helen Powell is born on Tuesday January 26, 1926 at home in West Branch a suburb of Bradford, Pa. to Harold and Helen Powell; Wanda's cousin Jane Graser is born on Sunday November 21, 1926 in Corry, Pa. to Norman and Mildred Powell-Graser;
1927: Wanda's future sister-in-law Frances Knapp Gillotti, who would marry Wanda's brother Frances James Powell and become his second wife, is born on Sunday May 08, 1927 in Kane, Pa. to William Joseph and Zella Knapp-Gillotti; Wanda's brother Thomas Wesley Powell is born on Thursday May 26, 1927 in Bradford, Pa. to Harold and Helen Powell;
1928: Wanda's future High School Sweethart and first husband Jay Leroy Chapman is born on Tuesday January 10, 1928 in Bradford, Pa. to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Chapman; Wanda'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; Wanda's sister-in-law June Veronica McCord, who would marry her brother Gerald Harold Powell and become his first wife, is born on Monday December 24, 1928 to William George McCord and Gewieve Bedeaux;
1929: Wanda's future sister-in-law Doris Austin, Thomas Wesley Powell’s first wife, is born on Tuesday October 08, 1929 in Quincy, Florida.


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: Wanda's future sister-in-law Marjory Carolyn Covert, and Thomas Wesley Powell’s second wife, is born on Saturday August 30, 1930 in Jamestown, NY; Lawton Edward Kaake Jr. is born on Monday February 22, 1932 to Lawton and Anna Elizabeth Powell-Kaake.
1933: Wanda's cousin Joyce Powell Gillespie is born on Thursday October 19, 1933 in Erie, Pa. to Thomas Edison Gillespie and June Arline Arnts.
1936: Wanda's cousin Beverly Kaake is born in 1936 to Lawton Edward Kaake and Anna Elizabeth Powell-Kaake.
1937: Wanda's future sister-in-law Betty Jane DeGroat, and 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.


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: Wanda graduated from Bradford Jr. High School on June 6th. 1941; Wanda'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: Wanda's brother Francis James Powell weds Winifred Lorraine Fee in Jacksonville Florida on Friday February 20, 1942.
1943: Wanda's Uncle John Henry Powell dies from an epileptic seizure at home, 70 Rocklin Av. in Bradford PA on August 25, 1943.  His mother Effie found John in his bed when she went looking for him when he did not come down for breakfast. Wanda's father Harold and brother Jerry walked up the hill to the oilfields where Wanda'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: Wanda Helen Powell Graduated from Bradford High School in June 09, 1944; Wanda's Aunt Jean Harriett Powell marries Francis Lederman in Saturday September 16, 1944 in Buffalo, NY; Wanda'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: Wanda's future husband Jay Leroy Chapman Graduated from Bradford High School in June 09, 1945; Wanda's niece and name-sake Wanda Sharyn Powell is born on October 31, 1945 in Fernandina, Florida to Thomas Wesley Powell and Doris Austin-Powell; Wanda'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.
1947: 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: Wanda weds Jay Leroy Chapman on January 22, 1948 at the United Brethren Church in Rixford PA; Wanda's brother Gerald Harold Powell weds June Veronica McCord at St. Bernard Church in Bradford Pa on June 18, 1948; Wanda's Grandfather Lloyd Swartwood Powell dies on Sunday August 08, 1948 in Bradford, Pa. Lloyd was 74; Wanda's Great Uncle Lee William Powell dies of cancer in 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Lee was 67;
1949: Wanda and Leroy now live in Milwaukee; Wanda's Husband J. Leroy Chapman graduates from Milwaukee School of Engineering.


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.

1951: Wanda's cousin Lawton Edward Kaake Jr. dies in a auto accident on Tuesday August 28, 1951. Lawton was 19. He was buaried in Eulalia Cematery in Coutersport Pa.
1953: Wanda's Great Aunt Maude Pearl Lucy Powell-Arnts dies in Saturday August 22, 1953 in Erie, Pa. Maude was 70.
1955: Wanda's Great Uncle Raymond Arnts dies on Monday February 21, 1955 in Erie, Pa.
1956: Wanda's husband Jay Leroy Chapman dies of cancer in Erie PA on Wednesday January 04, 1956. Leroy was buried in Lafayette Cemetery outside of Bradford Pa.
1957: Lawrence William Schneider 3ed. is born on Monday July 22, 1957 in Erie PA to Wanda Helen Powell and Lawrence William Schneider Jr.


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, 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.

1963: Wanda'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: Wanda'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.; Wanda's 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: Wanda'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: Wanda'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.


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.
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; Unabomer begins his attacks.
1979: Three Mile Island. USSR invades Afghanistan; Iran Hostage Crisis begins.

Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider and Family move to Chatsworth California.
1973: Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider is diagnosed with Leukemia.
1974: Wanda makes a trip in January to see her family in Titusville, FL, and returns in August when her 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: Wanda's Mildred Annabelle Powell-Graser dies on Sunday March 25, 1979 in Buffalo, NY. Mildred was 78.

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: Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider dies of leukemia on the 28 of January 1980 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.
1985: Wanda's mother Helen Irene Sincerny-Powell dies at home on 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.
1988: Wanda'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.
Decades National and International Time Lines Wanda's Time Line

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Documents of Wanda Helen Powell-Schneider
Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated October 2011




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