Person:Miriam Powell (2)

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  1. Miriam Margaret Powell1904 - 1988
m. 23 Mar 1920
  1. Raymond G Tarrant1921 - 1987
m. 19 DEC 1938
Facts and Events
Name Miriam Margaret Powell
Gender Female
Birth[1] 17 Feb 1904 Steamburg, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States
Census[4] 1910 Conneaut, Crawford, Pennsylvania, USAhead of house-Frank H Potter
Marriage 23 Mar 1920 Norfolk (independent city), Virginia, United StatesNewspaper announcement
to Olie Olson Tarrant
Census[3] 1930 District of Columbia, USAhead of house-Olie (Ollie) Olson Tarrant
Soc Sec No[5][6] 05 OCT 1937 Washington, DC
Marriage 19 DEC 1938 Fairfax, Fairfax, Virginia, USAto Thomas Jefferson BAKER
Death[2] 30 Aug 1988 Centreville, Queen Anne's, Maryland, United StatesCause: Arteriosclerois-cardio-vascular disease
Burial? 2 Sep 1988 Falls Church, Fairfax, Virginia, United StatesNational Memorial Park
Occupation? Payroll clerk-US State Department
Other? 84 Years, 6 Months, 13 Days Age at death

The only record I can find of Miriam's birth is a little red book that Aunt Helen has. It is a Farmer's Pocket Atlas compliments of Bradley Fertilizer Works, Buffalo, NY, presented by JA Lawrence, Agt. Conneautville, PA. The inside cover has a 1904 calendar. The first page is the record of Miriam's birth and continues through May 11 when she was taken to the doctor for a rash on her face. The book ends in OCT 1912 when Miriam goes to Erie to live with her mother.

1910 Federal Census, PA - Miriam was raised for the first 7 years by Frank and Lucy POTTER. The 1910 census spells the name "PATTER". He is 71 and she is 65. They have been married for 36 years, both born in PA. They live in the township of Conneaut, county of Crawford, PA. They both speak English and he is a farmer owning his land; they both can read and write. Miriam is spelled "Margorete" with parents born in PA. She is 6 at the time of the census.

According to documents in Helen Pearl TARRANT Atwill's possession, Miriam attended Linesville-Conneaut Summit Joint Schools in the 2nd grade. She attended Maury High School, in Norfolk, VA. Her marriage to Olie, while family tradition reports it as an elopement, it was followed by a ceremony in Norfolk, VA at the insistence of Iza. The ceremony took place 23 MAR 1920 at 7:30 PM at the home of Mr. & Mrs. Perry J. Looney of 32nd Street. The minister was Charles M. Watson. Helen possesses a wedding booklet that includes a newspaper clipping.

1930 census-Miriam M; 26; married at 16 born PA as are her parents

SS-5 dated 5 OCT 1937 shows Miriam Powell Tarrant, residence 2544 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC; employment at Globe Cleaners & Dyers at 923-925 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC; age 33; date of birth 17 FEB 1904; Steamberg, PA; father John POWELL; mother Iza Pearl VANKIRK. A second SS-5 signed 12 APR 1941 for name change shows Miriam Powell Baker was Miriam Powell Tarrant, residence 1332 Columbia Road, NW, Washington, DC; birth information is the same but father is listed as Jack POWELL and mother Iza VANKIRK.

Her marriage to Olie ended in divorce but her second marriage, 19 DEC 1938, to Thomas Jefferson BAKER was long and happy. This marriage took place in Fairfax, VA.

1941 Miriam worked for the Office of Government Reports.

1942 this became the Office of War Information.

1946 this became the US State Department as a Payroll Clerk. She retired from the Department of State 13 Jan 1966.

1979-there is a letter from her doctor, Melvin G. Alper, stating that Miriam is blind and qualifies for an exemption on her income tax since 1973.

1981 a notice of change in her monthly Civil Service Annunity shows the cost of her health benefits going up from $58.21 to $66.13 thus reducing her monthly annunity from $617.79 to $609.87

Her death certificate shows Arteriosclerosis-Cardio-vascular disease as her cause of death. She died at Corsica Hill Nursing Home in Centreville, MD and is buried at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA.

1988 - Social Security Death Index: Miriam P Baker; 577-18-8737; Queenstown, MD; born 17 Feb 1904; died 30 Aug 1988; ssn issued bef. 1951 District of Columbia

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References
  1. Birth Record, in birth record for Miriam Margaret POWELL, little red book in Aunt Helen's possession - it is farmer's pocket atlas diary kept by Lucy Potter.

    Miriam Margaret arrived in this cold world (mercury 14 below zero) Wednes. morning about six o'clock Feb. 17, 1904, weighte 10 3/4 lbs.

  2. Death Certificate, in death certificate for Miriam Margaret POWELL, File 88-25419, Maryland State, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, certified copy in possession of author., Primary quality.

    certified copy in possession of author. Miriam Powell Baker; b 17 Feb 1904; d 30 Aug 1988; birth place Liverville, PA; occupation: payroll clerk, State Dept; died Queenstown, MD; father unknown; mother Iza Pearl Powell;

  3. 1930 census, in Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census. (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2002;), Database online. Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, ED 324, roll 301, page , image 314.0.

    Record for Olie O Tarrant _FOOT: Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002), Database online. Washington, Washington, District of Columbia, ED 324, roll 301, page , image 314.0.

  4. 1910 census, in 1910 United States Federal Census, Database online. Conneaut, Crawford, Pennsylvania, ED , roll T624_1332, part , page .

    Record for Margaret Powell _FOOT: Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), Database online. Conneaut, Crawford, Pennsylvania, ED , roll T624_1332, part , page .

  5. Social Security application, in SS-5 Treasury Dept Internal Revenue Social Security, SS#577-18-8737, 1937.

    Miriam Powell Tarrant, 2544 14th St., NW, Washington, DC, Globe Cleaners & Dyers, 923-925 Florida Ave., NW, Washington, DC, age 33, DOB 17 Feb 1904, Steamberg, PA, father John Powell, mother Iza Pearl VAnKirk, female, white, 5 Oct 1937, signature

  6. Social Security application, in SS-5 Treasury Dept Internal Revenue Social Security, SS#577-18-8737, 1941.

    Miriam Powell Baker, Miriam Powell Tarrant, 1332 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC, DOB 17 Feb 1904, Steamberg, PA, female, white, father Jack Powell, mother Iza Van Kirk, reason for change re-married, 12 Apr 1941, signature