02 June 2015

Ward S. Powers Family

The Ward S. Powers family started with a marriage in Indiana:

Name: Ward Stanley Powers
Event Date: 04 May 1920
Event Place: , Lake, Indiana
Registration Place: , Lake, Indiana
Marriage License Date: 03 May 1920
Spouse's Name: Rose E Love
Officiator's Name: J A Ayling

1940  Census
Supervisorial District 2, Maricopa, Arizona
Last Place of Residence: Rural, Maricopa, Arizona
Household Role Gender Age Birthplace
Ward S Powers Head M 46 Michigan
Rose L Powers Wife F 48 Indiana
Mary J Powers Daughter F 18 Indiana
James W Powers Son M 16 Michigan
Phyliss J Powers Daughter F 14 Indiana
Yvonne M Powers Daughter F 12 Indiana
Jack Howell Boarder M 21 Canada

January 28, 1941 - Arizona Independent Republic· Page 39
Mary June Powers To Leave For Michigan Mary Jane Powers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ward S. Powers, 826 East Osborn road, will leave this morning for Flint Mich., where she will visit her aunt Mrs. William R. Allen, and Mr. Allen

More about Ward's foray into politics in 1946!

Ward and Rose's Memorials at FindAGrave:
Name: Ward Stanley Powers
Event Place: Arlington, Arlington, Virginia
Birth Date: 31 May 1893
Death Date: 26 Oct 1953
Cemetery: Arlington National Cemetery

An excerpt from my 2007 Memorial Day blog post:

While watching as President Bush spoke at Arlington National Cemetery, I remembered my visit there when I was about ten years old. At time we also visited my Dad’s cousin, Jim Powers, whose father, Ward Powers, who died in 1953 and was buried in Arlington.
Ward Stanley Powers, born in Michigan in 1893. After serving as a soldier in World War I, Ward returned to Flint, where he was a salesman in 1923. He had married Rose Love in 1920 in Rose's native Leroy, Indiana. By 1930, Ward was a U.S. Deputy Marshall living in Lake County, Indiana, with wife, Rose, and children. The family moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where Ward worked as a publisher (among other things). In 1946 Ward S. Powers made a very interesting career move -- he was the Republican candidate for the U. S. Senate in Arizona. He lost to the incumbent, Senator McFarland. Of course in the next election cycle in 1952, Barry Goldwater managed to bump McFarland.

Ward S. Powers' first appearance in the census was in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, in 1900.

Rose E. Love was 10 years old and living with her parents, James and Sallie (McKnight) Love, in Lake County, Indiana, in 1900.

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