Private Abner Franklin Power of Oklahoma was one of those killed in the attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawai’i in 1941.
Assigned to the marine detachment with the famed USS Arizona, Private Power was killed on December 7, 1941, when the Arizona was sunk at Pearl Harbour. His mother received the dreaded telegram on December 17, 1941. A Joe Powers and a Roy W. Powers were also killed in the attack.
They are commemorated on the ‘Tablets of the Missing’ at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific’s USS Arizona Memorial.
Check out this interesting series of videos from a program called “An Bothrín Glas” – the Green Road – which features Irish descendants in Newfoundland, Canada – such similarities to the south-east of Ireland – it’s amazing. Any Powers out there in Newfoundland ? Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you.
Check out the 1911 Census of Ireland return for the then Marquis of Waterford at Curraghmore, Henry de le Poer and his family and servants.
Available here, via the National Archives of Ireland.
There are many noteworthy and famous Powers scattered throughout the world … we’ll be featuring some of them here in the run up to the Power Clan Gathering 2013. If you are thinking of making the trip, see our “Getting Here” page or contact us and we’ll help in any way we can.
John Vincent “Jack” Power, of Massachusetts, was a United States Marine Corps soldier who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Battle of Kwajalein in the Marshall Islands, in World War II. You can read more about him and his story here and in more detail, here.
Over 4000 entries bearing the name “Power” are listed in Griffith’s Valuation in Co. Waterford alone. This body of work was the first full-scale valuation of land in Ireland and took place between 1847 and 1864. Owing to many important Irish documents and census returns being destroyed in a fire in 1922, Griffith’s Valuation remains one of the most important genealogical sources still in existence.
The good news is that the records are available online, with a mapping element so with a little information, you can work out where and when your land-owning or renting Power ancestor lived in Waterford.
Click here for the Griffith’s Valuation of Ireland website, run by AskAboutIreland. Drop us a line if you need any help !
The Power Clans in Waterford extend an official invitation to all the Power clans across the world, from 31st May to 4th June 2013.
This Power Clan Gathering will feature a variety of events over this long weekend at Dunhill (Dúnaill/Donoyle), County Waterford, Ireland – Power Country (Tír Paorach).
Check back regularly to see events, ideas, updates and more …. sign up on the right hand side to be kept up to date with events !