Powell-Ranney Family

The Family History of Edes Lawrence Powell

Dr. Lyman Pierson POWELL

Male 1866 - 1946  (79 years)


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  • Name Lyman Pierson POWELL 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 21 Sep 1866  Farmington, Kent Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Gender Male 
    Buried Feb 1946  Abington, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 10 Feb 1946  Morristown, Morris Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 11
    Person ID I7  Edes Lawrence Powell Family Tree
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father James Ben Ralston POWELL,   b. 28 Dec 1822, Mispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1878, Farmington, Kent Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann REDDEN,   b. 21 Jan 1829, Kent Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1906, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 17 Feb 1853  Farmington, Kent Co., DE Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    Family ID F10  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Gertrude WILSON,   b. 5 Jan 1874, Jarrettown, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1950, Boonton, Morris Co., NJ Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1899  Jenkintown, Montgomery Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
    Children 
     1. Talcott Williams POWELL,   b. 27 Apr 1900, Lansdowne, Delaware Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1937, Greenwich, Fairfield Co., CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Francis Wilson POWELL,   b. 22 Dec 1907, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1992, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Lyman Powell
    Lyman Powell

  • Notes 
    • Rev. Lyman Pierson Powell, of Lansdowne, and Miss Mary Gertrude Wilson, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. F.S. Wilson, of Jenkintown, were united in marriage Tuesday at high noon in the Church of Our Saviour, Jenkintown. The ceremony was performed by Bishop O.W. Whitaker, of Philadelphia, and Rev. Roberts Coles, of Jenkintown, and the beautiful little church was filled with the friends of both bride and groom who came to witness the ceremony.
      Charles F. Murphy, Jr., organist, while the guests were assembling and during the service rendered: "Meistersingers of Nuremberg," Richard Wagner; march; Walther's Prize Song; "Hochzeitsmusik," op. 45, Adolph Jensen; wedding march; bridal song; "Spring Song," Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy; introduction to third act and bridal chorus from "Lohengrin," Richard Wagner; Notturno and wedding march from "Midsummer Night's Dream" music, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy.
      Promptly at 12 o'clock the wedding party arrived and the groom awaited the bride at the altar. The bride came up the aisle leaning on the arm of her father, followed by maid of honor, bridesmaids and ushers. The audience arose and remained standing during the ceremony and until the wedding party had filed out. The service was a most beautiful and impressive one and as each affirmed to the sacred vows the words could be distinctly heard over the church. The pledge of the ceremony was repeated and the bride came down the aisle of the church leaning on the arm of her husband.
      The best man was Mr. Talcott Williams, city editor of the Philadelphia Press, and Miss Stella J. Wilson, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Miss Grace Woodin, Springfield, Mass., and Miss Edith LaRue Jones, of Germantown, were bridesmaids. The bridesmaids and maid of honor wore white swiss, trimmed with lace, and carried bouquets of white carnations and asparagus. The bride was handsomely gowned in white silk, trimmed with chiffon and point appliqué lace. She had no flowers, but carried a white prayer book.
      The ushers were Dr. Albert Shaw, editor of Review of Reviews, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Rev. H.R. Hulse, rector of St. Mary's, New York; Mr. H.A. Moore, rector's warden, Lansdowne; Mr. John J. Houghton, Ambler; Rev. John S. Banting Christ's church, Christina, Delaware; Prof. F.W. Speirs, Philadelphia.
      After the ceremony a handsome wedding breakfast was served the bridal party and a few friends at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. and Mrs. Powell left shortly before 2 o'clock for a short wedding trip, and on their return will be at Lansdowne after Sept. 15.
      Rev. Powell, the groom, is well known in Ambler, where he was pastor of Trinity mission before assuming his present charge at Lansdowne. He was graduated from Johns Hopkins university and has been engaged in university extension and literary work much of his time since. He is the author of several works of merit and has done much reviewing for the magazines.
      The bride was graduated from Sunnyside school, Ambler, in 1889, and then prepared for Wellesley college at the Walnut Lane school, Germantown. In 1895 she received her degree from Wellesley and accepted the professorship of history at the Willard preparatory school, Troy, N.Y.
      The many friends of both the bride and groom and the "Gazette" wish them a happy and prosperous voyage on life's journey.

      Mary Gertrude and Lyman were the parents of:
      Talcott Williams Powell, b. 27 Apr 1900 - d. 04 Apr 1937. Lyman married Mary Gertrude Wilson.
      Francis Wilson Powell, b. 22 Dec 1907 - d. 23 Jan 1992. Francis married Harriet Kathryn Powell.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Passport, Washington, D.C., 15 August 1917.

    2. [S7] Cemetery record, Abington Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Abington, PA (on Find-A-Grave), memorial # 72808378.

    3. [S3] Passport, U.S. Passport Application of Lyman Pearson Powell issued 15 August 1917.

    4. [S1] Census, 1900 U.S. census, Landsdowne, Delaware Co., PA, ED 192, p. 22B.

    5. [S1] Census, 1910 U.S. census, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, Ward 2, ED 648, p. 5A (p. 58).

    6. [S1] Census, 1920 U.S. census, Hanover, Morris Co., NJ, ED 15, p. 11A (p. 11).

    7. [S1] Census, 1930 U.S. census, Bronx, Bronx Co., NY, AD 3, ED 25, p. 9A.

    8. [S1] Census, 1870 U.S. census, Harrington, Mispillion Hundred, Kent Co., DE, p. 83 (p. 510).

    9. [S269] Redden Family, pp. 22, 55.

    10. [S757] Powell Lyman Bio, p. 26.

    11. [S2] Newspaper, NY Times, 11 Feb 1946, p. 24.

    12. [S226] Powell Family History typescript, p. 6.

    13. [S228] Delaware Bio & Gen History, Vol. 1, p. 768.

    14. [S510] Powells of Delaware, Generation No. 2.

    15. [S8] Marriage record, Kent Co., Delaware, marriage register, Vol. 1-A, p. 36.

    16. [S269] Redden Family, p. 22.

    17. [S1] Census, 1900 U.S. census.

    18. [S226] Powell Family History typescript, p. 8.

    19. [S511] Journal article, The Wellesley Magazine, October 1898, Volume VII, page 507.

    20. [S2] Newspaper, Ambler Gazette, Ambler, PA, 22 June 1899, p. 4.

    21. [S2] Newspaper, Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 June 1899, p. 8; 22 June 1899, p. 12.

    22. [S269] Redden Family, p. 55.

    23. [S757] Powell Lyman Bio, p. 292.


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