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F.W. Powell Family
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F.W. Powell Family


Jane (King) Powell, b. December 25, 1863, was born in Slaugham, Sussex, England and already had King family sisters and brothers living in Trafalgar Township when she and Frank Whitlock Powell emigrated with their family in 1908. She died in Toronto on October 22, 1952. Frank Whitlock Powell married Jane King on September 6, 1890 in St. Nicholas, Brighton England. F.W.'s father and grandfather were British soldiers, fighting in India and the Crimea where Harry Powell took part in the Charge of the Light Brigade. Frank Whitlock was born July 24, 1863 and died in 1929. Frank Ronald Powell, their oldest son, my grandfather, was born October 13, 1891 - a true Cockney, died March 25, 1978. Married Ruth Irene Cullingworth in 1919. Norah Anne, March 12, 1894-December 8, 1961, never married. Died at Nell's house in Sacramento. Helena Frances (Nell), born January 1, 1898, married George W. Dougherty, died December 8, 1981. They lived in Sacramento, CA. Herbert Alan, always called Herb, was born in September 6, 1899 and married Jean McKellar, died October 10, 1922. F.W. and Jane, Herb and Jean, Frank R. and Ruth are all buried in St. John's Norway Cemetery in Toronto.