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Terence Powderly (1849 - 1924)

Terence Powderly
Born in Carbondale, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United Statesmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died at age 75 in District of Columbia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 21 Mar 2019
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Terence Powderly is Notable.

Terence Vincent Powderly, was born 22 January 1849 in Carbondale, Pennsylvania to Irish immigrants Terence and Madge (Walsh) Powderly. [1]Powderly was born the 11th of 12 children on January 22, 1849 to Irish parents who had come up from poverty, Terence Powderly and Madge Walsh, who had emigrated to the United States in 1827.[2]

Terence married 1st in 1872 to Hannah Dever.

He served as mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania for 3 2-year terms.[3]

Terence N. Pewderly 51 yrs, gov;t official wife Hannah 54 yrs, nephew Edward Dever 16 yrs, sister-in-law Margaret Dever 40 yrs, cousin Mary A Collins, 24, cousin Margaret A. Collins 25 yrs, cousin Emma Fichenscher 44 yrs resided in 1900 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. [4]

Terence married 2nd to Emma Fickenscher.

Terence Powderly 70 yrs, clerk Dept of Labor, wife Emma 63 yrs resided in 1920 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. [5]


  2. * Wikipedia:Terence V. Powderly
  3. "T.V. Powderly Passes Away," The Wilkes-Barre Record, (Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania) 25 Jun 1924, p.2, col. 2, Web. (, accessed 25 Dec 2022.) link to article.
  4. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 5 August 2014), District of Columbia > Washington > ED 4 Washington city > image 1 of 61; citing NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2015), District of Columbia > Washington > Washington > ED 326 > image 4 of 34; citing NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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