Powell, Frederick Augustus (1859-1928)

Family

Frederick was born in 1859 at Penzance, Cornwall to parents Edward Powell, a PM minister, and Martha Bower Smith. He was baptised on 8 April 1860 at Penzance.

Census returns identify the following occupations for Frederick.

  • 1881 PM minister
  • 1891 commercial traveller
  • 1901 manager of music shop and secretary to a property company
  • 1911 draper and house furnisher

He married Emma Ricks (1861-1934) in the summer of 1882 in the Highworth Registration District, Wiltshire. Census returns and birth records identify six children.

  • Emma Ethelwynne (1883-1913)
  • Edward Garnet R (1886-1900)
  • Lois Hilda Valerie (1888-1952) – a teacher (1911); a journalist (1939)
  • Frederick Charles Stanley (1890-1901)
  • Isabel Gladys (1894-1955) – a lecturer in history (1939)
  • Ernest Morley (1897-1914)

Frederick died on 6 November 1928 at Swindon, Wiltshire.

Circuits

  • 1877 Hungerford
  • 1879 Swindon
  • 1881 Truro
  • 1883 Plymouth
  • 1884 Teignmouth
  • 1887 Chinnor
  • 1888 disappears

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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