William Pharaoh Powell’s family remembers.

Wilson Daily Times, 18 February 2022.


In the 1900 census of Jackson township, Nash County, N.C.: Ichabod Powell, 50, farmer; wife Mary A., 50; children Mary A., 20, Martha, 18, Joseph, 16, Margarett, 14, Geneva, 12, Billie P., 11, Dempsey H., 9, and Paul J., 6; and nephew Henry Lassiter, 28.

In the 1910 census of Jackson township, Nash County: farmer Mary Ann Powell, 59, widow, and her children William, 20, Dempsey, 17, Paul, 14, and Margaret, 22. 

On 17 September 1914, William Powell, 23, of Nash County, married Eliza Lucas, 21, of Nash County, in Wilson County. Willie Eatmon applied for the license. 

In 1917, William Powell applied for the World War I draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born February 1892 in Nash County; was a farmer; had a wife and child; and lived at Route 2, Elm City. 

On 9 February 1924, William Powell, 33, of Nash County, son of Ichabod and Mary Ann Powell, married Margarette Hagans, 22, of Wilson County, daughter of Julius Hagans, in Wilson County. James Powell applied for the license. 

In the 1930 census of Gardners township, Wilson County: farm laborer William Powell, 30, and Margaret, 28. 

John Powell died 31 July 1932 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 12 September 1913 in Wilson County to William Powell and Eliza Lucas and worked in farming.

Willie B. Powell died 2 March 1938 in Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 7 September 1937 in Wilson to William Powell and Margret Hagans and lived at 701 West Hines Street, Wilson.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 609 Hines Street, W.P.A. laborer William Powell, 48; wife Margaret, 38; and children Odell, 8, Willie Mae, 6, Joe Louis, 3, and William T., 8 months.

William “Bill” Pharaoh Powell died 23 July 1963 at his home at 404 North Reid Street, Wilson. Per his death certificate, he was born 15 February 1891 in Wilson County to Echabud Powell and Mary Ann Lassiter; was married to Margaret H[agans] Powell; and worked as a laborer.

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