08 January 2017

Ralph N. Powers' 4 Generation Chart

Ralph Newman Powers' profile at Wikitree and the dynamic tree view here.  He's my paternal grandfather.

Ralph N. Powers

Ralph N. Powers was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1896.  Why his parents moved there is a mystery to me.  Ralph's mother, Addie More, was born (1864) and raised in Lapeer County, Michigan. Although she died at the home of her daughter, Addie Mae (Powers) Allen, in California (1947), she was buried in Thornville Cemetery in Lapeer.

William S. Powers was born in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada (1859).  He and Addie More married in Lapeer on 25 April 1888. Their (adult) children were Ward, Ralph, Addie Mae, Cynthia June, and Marion Garrison Powers.  After William's death (1939), his widow continued to live with her youngest son, Marion, in Flint, Michigan.

John Powers (born in 1834 in Canada or possibly Ireland) married 1st Mary Agnes Kennedy (1834-1908), of Ontario, Canada.  They were the parents of Clara Estelle, William, John E., James A.,  and Harry G. Powers, who were all born in Canada, Harry being the possible exception.  John married again; that record provided the names (Michael Powers and Mary McGovern) of John's Irish parents who moved to Canada.

Mary Agnes and John Powers

Mary Agnes was the daughter of David Kennedy and Ann Howard.  The Kennedy's children also included Wilber, Melissa, Howard, and probably others.  Ann was the daughter of William Howard and Mary (LNU).  I don't know the identity of David Kennedy's ancestors.

Addie (More) Powers was the daughter of James More and Cynthia Richmond.  Other More children included John Frank, James Levi, Ward B., Charles Austin, and Mary. James was born in Scotland about 1815 and died in Lapeer in 1870.  James' parents were William More and Margaret Norrie according to family tradition.  Cynthia (1829-1912) was the daughter of Thomas P. Richmond and Laura Backus. Cynthia's known siblings were Almina and Emory.

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