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 Edward Powell, Sr

Edward Powell, Sr

Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Death 2 Oct 1964 (aged 77)
Mentor, Lake County, Ohio, USA
Burial Highland Hills, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot 1-555-3
Memorial ID 99995783 · View Source
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Edward Powell, son of Robert and Nellie Hitch Powell, was born 6 Dec 1886, at Cleveland, Ohio. On 3 Nov 1908, he married Edith Kubalski (note: between 1910 & 1920, the "Kubalski" family Americanized their name to "Keyes"). Records seem to indicate that Edward and Edith may have separated after raising four children, and they are buried in separate cemeteries. However, it is important to note that Edith's obituary describes her as the beloved wife of Edward Powell.

A resident of Painesville, Ohio, Edward died at age 77 on 2 Oct 1964, at Mentor, Ohio. He was survived by children Robert, Edward, Oliver; and siblings Lillian Burke, Viola Grube, Lonnie, George and Robert Powell.

Edward was preceded in death by daughter Edythe Stroud.

Memorial services were held at the Melbourne Funeral Home, Mentor, Ohio on Oct. 5, followed by interment at Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills, a Cleveland suburb.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records
Groom: Edward Powell, 21
Bride: Edith Kubalski, 18
Marriage Date: 3 Nov 1908
Groom's Father: Robert Powell
Groom's Mother: Nellie Hitch
Bride's Father: Robert Kubalski
Bride's Mother: Bertha Bieber

1900 Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, p 19B, ED 132
-Edward Powewl [Powell], 40, b Mar 1860, married 21 yrs, b. French Canada, immigration 1865, day laborer.
-Neley Powewl 38, b. Dec 1861, married 21 yrs, 8 children born, 7 living, b. OH, parents England.
-Edward* Powewl, son, 13, b. Dec 1886, b. OH, father French Canada, mother OH (same birth data for all of the children)
-Alberte Powewl, dau, 11, b. Aug 1888
-Alonzo Powewl, son, 9, b. Aug 1890
-Robert Powewl, son, 6, b. Apr 1894
-George Powewl, son, 3, b. Oct 1896
-Ethel Powewl, dau, 8 mo, b. Sept 1899
-Alonzo Hitch, boarder [bro-in-law?], 35, b. Jun 1864, b. OH, parents England, House Painter

1910 Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, p 3B, ED 247
-Edward* Powel 24, 1st marriage, married 2 yrs, b. OH, father Ireland English, mother Great Britian English, Draughtsman Iron Foundry
-Edith Powel, wife, 19, 1st marriage, married 2 yrs, 1 child born, b. OH, parents born Germany.
-Edward Powel, son, 11 mo, b. OH, parents OH.

1920 Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, p 29B, ED458; 776 East 90th St (neighbor to with wife's parents, Robert & Bertha Keyes aka Kubalski)
-Edward* Powell 29, b. OH, parents b. OH, machine inspector Stone Mfg. Co.
-Edith Powell, wife, 27, b. OH, parents Germany
-Edward Powell, son, 10, b. OH, parents OH
-Robert Powell, son, 8, b. OH, parents OH
-Edith Powell, dau, 6, b. OH, parents OH
-Oliver Powell, son, 3yr 6 mo, b. OH, parents OH

1930 Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, p2A, ED 298
-Edward Powell 43, b. OH, parents England, laborer Welding Co.
-Edith Powell, wife, 39, b. OH, parents England
-Robert Powell, son, 18, b. OH, parents OH
-Edythe Powell, dau, 17, b. OH, parents OH
-Oliver Powell, son, 13, b. OH, parents OH
-Herbert Keyes, bro-in-law, 26, b. OH, parents England, Cutter Maker Furniture Co.

1940 Census, East Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, p 1A, ED 18-90
Edith Powell, head, 48, married, b. OH
Robert Powell, son, 28, single, b. OH, meat cutter retail grocery
Oliver Powell, son, 23, single, b. OH, machine operator Brass Rolling Mill.
Robert Keyes, father, 83, b. Germany
Bertha Keyes, mother, 70, b. Germany

World War I Draft Registration
Name: Edward Powell
Address: 3022 E 77th, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio
Birth Date: 6 Dec 1886
Race: Caucasian (White)
Medium height & build, blue eyes, light hair
Occupation: Inspector of Stove Parts, at The Cleveland Metal Parts Company, Cleveland, OH
Dependents: married; wife & 4 children
Draft Board: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, June 5, 1917
Signed: Edward Powell

World War II Draft Registration
Name: Edward Powell
Birth: 6 Dec 1886 at Cleveland, Ohio
Age 55
Residence: Courtland Blvd., Shaker Heights Country Club
Race: White
Height 5' 5", weight 130 lbs, blue eyes, brown/gray hair, light complexion
Person who always knows your address: Mr. Glynn, Courtland Blvd, Shaker Heights Country Club
Draft Board: Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH, April 27, 1942

Social Security Death Index
Name: Edward Powell Sr.
Born: 6 Dec 1886; Died: Oct 1964
Last Residence: Ohio
SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951)

Ohio Death Records
Name: Edward Powell
Death Date: 2 Oct 1964
Age at death: 77 yrs (born abt 1887)
Death Place: Long-Term Care Facility, Mentor, Lake, OH
Autopsy: Yes
Gender: Male; Race: White
Marital Status: Divorced
Death Certificate # 75965

Wife's Death Records
Edith Kubalski (aka Keyes) Powell
Ohio Death Records
Name: Edith M Powell
Birth Date: 1892
Death Date: 17 Feb 1972
Age at Death: 80
Place: Parma Comm Gen Hospital, Parma, Cuyahoga, OH
Marital Status: Widowed
Gender: Female; Race: White
Residence: Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio
[Suburb of Cleveland, same zip code]
Autopsy: Yes, used for certification
Certificate: 019176

Social Security Death Index
Name: Edith Powell
Last Residence: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, OH
Born: 18 Sep 1891
Died: Feb 1972
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951)

Obituary in Cleveland Plain Dealer Feb 19th
& 20th, 1972, says Edith M Powell (nee Keyes), 80 years, beloved wife of the late Edward, mother of Edward of Inglewood, Calif, Robert, Oliver of Little Valley, N.Y. and the late Edythe Stroud, grandmother of seven, great-grandmother of 16, sister of William, Paul and Herbert Keyes, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17. Memorials may be forwarded to The Heart Fund. Services at the Busch Funeral Home, 4334 Pearl Rd., Monday, Feb 21.

Wife's Birth Record
Ohio Birth Records
Name: Kubalski
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Birth Date: 18 Sep 1891
Father: Robert Kubalski, age 31, b. Germany
Mother: Bertha Kubalski, born Germany

Ohio, Birth Index
Name: Robert Powell
Birth Date: 5 Apr 1911
State File Number: 1911027864
Mother Maiden: Keyes

Social Security Death Index
Name: Robert Powell
Last Residence: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Born: 5 Apr 1911
Died: Oct 1973
SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951)

Ohio Deaths
Name: Robert H Powell
Death Date: 26 Oct 1973
Age at Death: 62 (born 1911)
Gender: Male; Race: White
Residence: Parma Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
Hospital of Death: Long-Term Care Facility
Death Place: Holmes County
Certifier: Physician
Marital Status: Married
Certificate: 078474

1. Bio written using obit & public records via
2. Marriage, Draft, Census & Death Records at
3. An image of his obituary may be found at
Cleveland Plain Dealer > Historical Archive (payment required)

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