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Raymond Arnts
Powell Descendant Number: 1.3A
Raymond's other known pedigrees:
Father's Side: Arnts.
Mother's Side: Unknown

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The Biography of Raymond Arnts

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated May 2012

BORN Raymond was born on April 10, 1853 in Smethport, Pa. Children born during the 19th century were usually born at home.
DIED Raymond pased away on Monday Febuary 21, 1955 of Emphysema in St. Vincent’s Hospital in Erie, Pa. Raymond was 72.
CEMETERY Raymond was burial on Thursday Febuary 24, 1955 in McKean Memorial Park, Lot #99, Grave 3 in the Odd Fellow Section near a tree by road in Lafayette, Pennsylvania near Bradford. next to his wife: Maude Peral Lucy Powell-Arnts.
FORMER ADDRESSES Raymond's last address was 2816 Wayne St. Erie, Pa.1915-1955; Bradford, Pa. 1883-1915; Smethport, Pa.
FATHER William Arnts, dates unknown
MOTHER Mary, last name and dates unknown
SIBLINGS A sister is mentioned in Raymonds Obit. notice: a Mrs Martin Frazier of St. Thomas, Ont. Also a Beatrice. There may be others?
SPOUSE Maude Pearl Lucy Powell-Arnts 1883-1953
CHILDREN June Arlene Arnts-Terrill 1911-1988
POLITICAL HISTORY Unknown; Raymond was born when Chester A. Arthur was in office and died during Dwight D. Eisenhower administration.
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY A conductor for Pensylvania Rail Road Company and Erie Rail Road for over 32 years.
ORGANIZATIONS Raymond was very social: Past President and Chaplain of local 199, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; Past President of the Daniel Holiness Association; a Charter member of the Erie Chapter, Christians Business Men’s association and charter member of Railway Mission.

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The Descendents of William Henry Powell and Mary Elizabeth Swartwood
Raymond Arnts's Branch
Powell Descendant Number: 1.3A

Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated Aug. 2011

Father of Maude
William Henry Powell

Mother of Maude
Mary Elizabeth Swartwood
Father of Raymond
William Arnts
Unknown Dates
Mother of Raymond
Mary Unknown Last Name
Unknown Dates

Maude Pearl Lucy Powell
December 20, 1883 - August 22, 1953

Raymond Arnts
April 10, 1883 - February 21, 1955

June Arline Arnts-Terrill
Had a Children

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The Time Line of Raymond Arnts
Compiled by Harold Charles Powell, Last updated Aug. 2011


National and International Time Lines

Raymond's Time Line


1881: Gun Fight at OK Corral in Tombstone, AZ. And James A. Garfield becomes President, is assassinated and Chester A. Arthur becomes President, Billy the Kid is killed; 1882: Jesse James is killed, National Time Zones established. Brooklyn Bridge completed; Charles Darwin dies. 1883: Brooklyn Bridge opens. 1884: Mark Twain publishes The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. 1885: Wash. Monument completed; 1886: AFL Labor Union forms; Geronimo sent to Florida. 1888: National Geographic’s founded; 1889: Benjamin Harris becomes President; Eiffel Tower completed.

Raymond Arnts is born in April 10th. 1883 in Smethport, Pa. to William and Mary Arnts. Raymonds future wife Maude Pearl Lucy Powell, born December 20th. 1883 to William and Mary Powell in Bradford, Pa.


1890: Wounded Knee Massacre; Yosemite National Park established. 1891: Oscar Wilde publishes “The Pitcher of Dorian Gray.” 1893: Grover Cleveland becomes President. 1895: X-Rays discovered; H.G. Wells publishes “The Time Machine” 1897: William McKinley becomes President; Spanish-American War and Philippine-American War Begins. 1898: U.S. Annexes Hawaii.

Raymond's future father-in-law William Henry Powell dies on Dec. 30, 1895 in Corry, Pa.


1900: Oscar Wilde dies; Boxer Rebellion; U.S. Gold Standard Act. Max Plank founds quantum theory. 1901: William McKinley is assassinated in Buffalo, N.Y. Theodore Roosevelt becomes President; Queen Victoria dies, King Edward the seventh’s reign begins. 1903: Wright Brothers fly first plane. 1905: Albert Einstein proposes theory of relativity; Jules Vern dies. 1906: San Francisco earthquake; Panama Canal begins. 1909: William H. Taft becomes President. NAACP is founded.

Unknown History


1910 King Edward the seventh dies, King George the fifth’s reign begins. Hailey’s Comet returns Mark Twain dies. 1912: HMS Titanic Sinks; Continental Drift Theory. 1913: Woodrow Wilson becomes President; U.S. Income Tax and Federal Reserve Act established. 1914: Austrian Archduke assassinated World War One begins in Europe; Panama Canal opens; 1917: U.S. enters WW One. 1918 WW One Ends. 1919: Treaty of Versailles, League of Nations is created. 1919: Prohibition begin in U.S. Raymond Arnts is belived to have married Maude Pearl Lucy Powell in 1911. Raymond's mother-in-law Mary Elizabeth Swartwood-Powell Dies in 1915 in Bradford, Pa.


1920: First Radio Broadcast airs. 1921: Warren G. Harding becomes President; 19th Amendment giving Woman right to vote; U.S. Federal Highway Act. 1922: Lenin becomes leader of USSR; 1923: Harding dies Calvin Coolidge becomes President. 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: Charles Lindbergh completes first solo flight across the Atlantic; Babe Ruth hits 60th home run for New York Yankees. 1929: Herbert Hoover becomes President; William Faulkner publishes “The Sound and the Fury”; U.S. Stock Market Crashes on Black Tuesday October 29th. The Great Depression begins.

Earl Milton Scheffer, Joyce Powell Gillespie future Husband, is born in1926 in Erie, Pa. to George Scheffer and Lulu Marie Miller. Joyce is Raymond's only Granddaughter.


   1933: Franklin D. Roosevelt becomes President; FDR begins fireside chats on radio. Begins New Deal; Unemployment Relief Acts begins; Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. 1935: Social Security Act. 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 reign begins; King Edward the eight abdicates, King George the sixth reign begins; 1939: John Steinbeck publishes Grapes of wrath; Germany invades Poland World War Two begins.

Raymond's only Granddaughter: Joyce Powell Gillespie is born in 1933 in Erie, Pa. to Thomas Edison Gillespie and June Arline Arnts. Raymond and Maude will raise Joyce for most of her childhood.


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, Harry S. Truman becomes the President; Hitler commits suicide. VE-Day May 8th. Atomic Bombs are dropped on Japan, VJ-Day Aug.15th.  World War Two ends; United Nations Established. 1947: Truman Plan and Marshall Doctrine; 1948: U.S. Military Draft reinstated, military desegregated; 1949: NATO established. China becomes Communist.

  Raymond's brother-in-law Charles Henry Powell dies in 1941 from an auto accident in Flint, Mich. Raymond's nephew James Lee Powell is killed in a military boomer plane crash in Yorkshire, England during WW2. Pa. Raymonds brother-in-law Lee William Powell dies of cancer in 1948 in Cincinnati, OH. Raymond's brother-in-law Lloyd Swartwood Powell dies in 1948 in Bradford,

1950’s 1950: Korean War begins; McCarthy-ism. 1952: Hydrogen Bomb; King George the sixth dies, Queen Elizabeth the second’s reign begins; 1953: Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes President; 1954: Brown v Board of Education; 1955: Albert Einstein dies; Elvis Presley’s star rises; Desegregation of schools by U.S. Supreme Court; 1957: Sputnik orbits earth. 1958 NASA founded. Vietnam Conflict grows; 1959: Alaska and Hawaii become States. Raymond's wife Maude Pearl Lucy Powell-Arnts dies of a heart attack at home in 1953 in Erie, Pa. Raymond Arnts dies of emphysema in St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1955 in Erie, Pa. Both are buried in McKean Memorial Park, In the Odd Fellow Section near a tree by road in Lafayette, Pennsylvania. South of Bradford, Pa.
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Raymond's Obituary

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