Charles Dent Powell - Family

submitted by Diana Powell Sisson


Charles Dent Powell worked for the railroad and spent his entire life in the Grafton area. (1867-1937)

His wife, Margaret Galvin Powell was the daughter of Irish immigrants (Julia Dacy Galvin and Edward Galvin) who are also buried at Bluemont Cemetery in Grafton. (1870-1943)

Photograph - Powell FamilyPhoto taken around 1920

Back row left to right: Archibald Powell, Eva May Moore next to husband Guy Powell, Anna Alberta Ware Powell next to husband Charles Harold Powell, Lloyd Powell, Gorden Powell, Claude Bunner husband of Theodosia Powell Bunner, Ray Powell.

Middle row seated left to right: Lillian Powell, Margaret Galvin Powell, Charles Dent Powell, Theodocia Powell Bunner with son Billy on her lap, Kenneth Powell.

Seated on ground left to right: Robert Powell, Margaret Ruth Powell and Harold Norman Powell who are the children of Anna and Charles Harold Powell, Ralph and Ray Bunner, twin sons of Theodosia Powell Bunner and Claude Bunner.

1900 Census, Taylor County WV
ED:130, Sheet 4A; Grafton City, 2nd Ward
Lines 3-11; Enum-Dwelling #67; Enum-Family #69
POWELL, Charles (head) age-33, m-14yrs, WV-WV-WV, Boiler-Maker
", Maggie J (wife) age-30, 6-children/6-living, VA-IRE-IRE
Children: W. Theodosia 12, Chas H 8, Loyd G 6, Gordon H 4,
Lillian 3, Archie A 9/12
POWELL, Louisa M (mother) age-68, Widow, WV-OH-MD

1910 Census, Taylor County WV
ED:140, Sheet 1B, Grafton City, 3rd Ward
Lines 74-85, Enum-Dwelling #16, Enum-Family #16
POWELL, Charles D (head) 43, m1-23yrs, WV-WV-WV, Boiler-Maker
", Maggie (wife) 42, 11-children/10-living, Va-Va-Va [birthplaces of her parents as recorded]
Children: Ocie 22, Harold 19, Lloyd G 16, Gorden H 14, Lillian 13
Archibald 10, Ray 8, Guy 6, Keneth 4, Robert V 2

1920 Census, Taylor County WV
ED:131, Sheet 3A; Grafton, 3rd Ward
Address: 105 E. Wilford Street
Lines 15-26; Enum-Dwelling #49; Enum-Family #52
POWELL, Charles D (head) 52, WV-WV-WV, Dist-Boiler-???, B&O-RR
", Maggie J (wife) 50, Va-Ire-Ire
Children: Lillian 22, Archie A 20, Guy 16, Kenneth R 12, Robert B 10
BUNNER, Claud C (son-in-law) 36, WV-WV-WV, Locomotive-Fir.; B&O-RR
", Ocie (dau) 32, WV-WV-Va
", Gr-sons: Alfred 4-10/12, C. Richard 3-4/12, Harold W 5/12

1930 Census, Taylor County WV
ED:8, Sheet 14B; Grafton City, 2nd Ward
Address: 269 Market Street
Lines 57-61; Enum-Dwelling #327; Enum-Family #355
POWELL, Charles D (head) 64, m-at-age-21; WV-WV-WV; Distr Boiler Insp.
", Margaret J (wife) 60, m-at-age-18, Va-Ire-Ire
", Kenneth R (son) 22, WV-WV-Va, Machinist, Steam-RR
", Robert B (son) 21, WV-WV-Va, City Plumber
", Geraldine M (gr-dau) 8, LA-WV-U.S.


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