Van Gundy Family Tree


Notes for Otis Earl POWELL


Otis seems to have been the leader of family activities, being instrumental in most of the big bashes in Illinois. Nephew, Robert Powell, said Otis seemed to be the black sheep of the family, that he was married, had 2 children and divorced. His ex-wife was employed by the General Motors Pontiac Division near Dearborn, MI.

Residences & events:

1910 Where was the family that year at census time?

1915 Decatur, IL, at 1502 N Church St where a farewell party was held for his parents.

1/5/1920 N Church St, Decatur, Macon Co, IL. The census captured the family there and recorded Otis E, 35, with wife Edith J, 30, and 3 children, Jennett, 14, Genevieve, 12, and Francis, 9. They lived in a rented house. Otis' occupation was brakeman on the Penn Railroad.

1925 Decatur, IL, at 1412 E Wood was the address listed for him in his parent's 50th Anniversary article.

4/24/1930 S Gilpin St, Denver, Denver Co, CO. The exact date he moved is unknown but it was probably after his divorce. At census time he was living with brother Sylvan's family where he was listed as Earl O, 45, married for the first time at age 20, and occupation of railroad switchman.

1218 S Hight St, Denver Co. There he served as maintenance man for various apartment buildings in the area.

1932 Denver, CO, was still his addres when his father died.
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