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Edward Taylor Powell, Sr. Bible
[From the Nell Wise Wechter Private Collection]

1900 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Washington Twp. - Town of Washington) - June 12, 1900; 502 E. 2nd Street
Hollowell, Joseph W. Head Feb 1857 43 Married 15 yrs Grocery Merchant
Hollowell, Claudie E. Wife Oct 1861 38 8 children/7 living  
Hollowell, Alice V. Daughter Feb 1886 14 Single Attends School
Hollowell, Annie S. Daughter Jan 1888 12 Single Attends School
Hollowell, Claudie E. Daughter Mar 1889 11 Single Attends School
Hollowell, Mary J. Daughter May 1890 10 Single Attends School
Hollowell, George W. Son Apr 1892 8 Single Attends School
Hollowell, Julia C. Daughter Apr 1898 2 Single  
Hollowell, Minnie Daughter Sep 1899 8/12 Single  
Latham, John G. Boarder Nov 1866 33 Married 1 yr Grocery Salesman
Latham, Marcia Boarder Jul 1875 24 Married 1 yr  

Brides Index for Beaufort Co., NC; Vol. 1 (1847-1909)
  Alice V. Hollowell to E.T. Powell - October 18, 1908

From the census records that I could find and the Bible record above, it appears that Edward Taylor Powell, Sr. was born on June 10, 1882 and died September 19, 1911, three years after Alice Virginia Hollowell married him.  From the 1930 census it appears that during those 3 years of marriage they had 2 children: Edward Taylor Powell, Jr. and William E. Powell.  Since Andrew Laurie [Jr.] was born in Virginia in 1921 it is assumed that Alice Virginia married Andrew Laurie, Sr. probably before 1920 and very possibly she married him in Virginia.  No birth or death date has been found for Andrew Laurie, Sr. but by 1930 Alice is again a widow of a Skittlethorpe.  A death certificate for William Edward Skittlethorpe (1872-1928)  reveals that Alice was his widow.  She is listed as "Mrs. Alice Hollowell Laurie" as the surviving spouse but in the informant box she is listed as "Mrs. Alice Skittlethorpe". 

1910 Pitt Co., NC (Carolina Twp.) - May 6, 1910; House 258
[This entire family is listed under the death section of this Bible.  Eli is Ely F. who died in 1910 just 3 months after this census was taken; Kattie is Arcada; Crysi is Crissy; and Mabel all died in 1911.  There was a typhoid fever epidemic in NC in 1911 and that may be the reason this entire household perished.]

Powel, Eli Head 60 Married: 2 Married: 33 yrs farmer
Powel, Kattie Wife 58 Married: 1 4 children/4 living  
Powel, Crysi Daughter 28 Single    
Powel, Mabel Daughter 19 Single    

1930 Beaufort Co., NC Census (Bath Twp.) - April 24, 1930; House 182
Holowell, Joshua W. Head 73 Widower Age 28 @ 1st Marr farmer
Skittlethorpe, Alice H. Daughter 42 Widow Age 20 @ 1st Marr  
Powell, Edward T. Grandson 20 Single [died Dec. 7, 1971 Belhaven, Beaufort Co., NC] none
Powell, William E. Grandson 18 Single [died Jan. 5, 1989 Greenville, Pitt Co., NC] none
Laurie, Andrew Grandson 9 born in Virginia father born in Scot. [died June 18, 2001]  

Bethany Methodist Church Cemetery; Winsteadville, NC (Beaufort Co.)
     Powell [Jr.], Edward Taylor   b. April 11, 1910   d. Dec. 7, 1971  [see death certificate]
     Military Headstone - North Carolina  SFC U.S. Army

OBITUARY:   Andrew “Andy” Laurie, 80, of Petersburg, died Monday, June 18, 2001 after several months of declining health. He was a retired manager of Southern States Co. and upon retirement after 39 years he was employed at Hechinger’s for a period of time and Agri-Supply of Petersburg. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War, II and attended North Carolina State College. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Ely Powell and Edward Taylor Powell. Born in Winsteadville, NC he was the son of the late Alice Virginia Hollowell Laurie and Andrew Laurie, Sr. Mr. Laurie was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church, Winsteadville, NC making West End Baptist Church, Petersburg, his home.  He is survived by his wife, Margaret G. Ramsey Laurie and several nieces and nephews.  A funeral service will be held, Wednesday, June 20, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Home, 2033 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, with Dr. Donald Campbell officiating assisted by Pastor John Crocker and Rev. Leroy Adams. Interment will follow in Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George. The family will receive friends Wednesday morning from 10 until 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Flowers are welcome or contributions may be made to West End Baptist Church Youth Ministries.  (Delmarva


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