Saturday, April 16, 2016

Born On April Fool's Day

When Robert Melton Powell was born on April 1, 1883, in Bates County, Missouri, his father, Richard, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth, was 22. He married Gertrude Lee Maples on April 16, 1911, in Carroll County, Arkansas. They had seven children in 11 years. (eight children counting stillborn son).  He died on July 15, 1954, in Carroll County, Arkansas, at the age of 71.
 Melton Powell was almost 30 years old when he married Gertrude Maples.
 Before he married, he passed an exam and received a teacher's license.
 Here his family is lined up in birth order.
 Letter he wrote to his Granddaughter in Missouri.

 He registered befroe World War II.

 His home near Sunny Lane during the 40's and recent times.
 With his son Robert Floyd Powell.
 WW I Draft Registration--Brown hiar, blue eyes, medium build and height!