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Generation No. 7


      63. MARGARET ELGAR7 HALLOWELL (LYDIA LEWIS6 TOWNSEND, EDWARD5, CHARLES4, JOHN3, CHARLES2, JOHN1) was born January 06, 1864 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died March 09, 1963. She married WALTER CORNELIUS POWELL October 15, 1892 in Lansdowne, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, son of THOMAS POWELL and SARAH TRIMBEL. He was born October 10, 1865 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and died December 25, 1940.

More About MARGARET ELGAR HALLOWELL:
AFN: L9H6-LP

Notes for WALTER CORNELIUS POWELL:
1910 Census - PA
Head of Household, M/W, 44 years, married 17 years, He, mother, and father all born in PA, Primary language English, Merchant, Hardware. He can read and write, and owns his own home free and clear.

More About WALTER CORNELIUS POWELL:
AFN: L9H6-G1
     
Children of MARGARET HALLOWELL and WALTER POWELL are:
  68 i.   Helen Elizabeth8 Powell, born November 04, 1893. She married Harry Arthur Smedley October 22, 1921; born November 27, 1893.
  Notes for Helen Elizabeth Powell:
No children.


  69 ii.   Charles Hallowell Powell, born November 27, 1895. He married Eugenie Elizabeth (Powell) January 1916; born September 22, 1895.
  70 iii.   MARGARET ELGAR POWELL, born May 22, 1897 in Lansdowne, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania; died February 16, 1977 in Pacific Grove, Monterey, California. She married MALCOLM DARROCH AITKEN December 29, 1923 in Lansdowne, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania, USA; born November 17, 1894 in College Park, San Jose, Santa Clara, California; died April 29, 1983 in Pacific Grove, Monterey, California.
  Notes for MARGARET ELGAR POWELL:
Margaret graduated from Lansdowne Public High School 06/23/1914. She completed her course of study at George School in Newton, PA, 06/17/1915. She was granted a Bachelor of Arts, major in Astronomy, Swathmore College, PA, 06/09/1919and a Masters degree (same information) 6/13/1921. She did graduate work at Mt. Hamilton in CA where her professor was Robert Grant Aitken. Margaret eventually met, and then married, his son, Malcolm Darroch Aitken.

In 1910 should be living at 19 McKinley, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania with her parents.

1977 - Madge's death certificate states that she died 2/16/1977 at 2140 hours, and that she was the daughter of Walter C. Powell and Margaret Hallowell, PA. Her last occupation was Librarian for Mt. View Public Library. Her usual residence was Canterbury Woods, 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove, Monterey, CA. Informant on death certificate was her husband Malcolm Aitken. Family history states she went out onto the balcony to water the plants, fell, and never recovered consciousness. Cause of death indicates she died due to an embolism, not the fall.


  More About MARGARET ELGAR POWELL:
Cause of Death: Intracerebral, subarachnoid hemmorhage, Rupture right midcerebral artery.

  Notes for MALCOLM DARROCH AITKEN:
Malcolm's middle name, Darroch, was taken, according to oral family history, from Gaelic meaning "Dark Oak", and was the original family clan name (Sept of MacDonald clan). Supposedly the family immigrated to Germany and changed the family name to Aitken (Oaken). The "T" in Aitken is silent.

Although officially listed as being born in San Jose, Max always said he was born in College Park. He was referring to the story that at his birth, his parents lived at Lick Observatory on top of Mount Hamilton. When it was time for him to be born, the stagecoach headed down the mountain with his mother inside. Max was born in that stagecoach before reaching San Jose. He was therefore actually born in "College Park", the park land belonging to the University of California at Berkeley.

1928 - "Who's Who in California", Malcolm was the principal of Mountain View High School 1925-. He served in the 67th Co., 5th Regt., U.S.M.C. in World War I. He was wounded in action. His home address was 1070 California Street, Mountain View, CA.

10/29/1951 - According to his father, Robert Grant Aitken's, obituary, "Of Mountain View", (519 Hope Street, Mountain View).

1983 - According to his death certificate, Malcolm was widowed, and his parents were Robert G. Aitken and Jessie L. Thomas. He was a teacher for Mt. View Union High School District. His usual residence was 651 Sinex Avenue, Pacific Grove CA. The informant was John Aitken, son, 1020 Union Street, #14, San Francisco, CA 94123. Max died from Aretiosclerotic heart disease (20 years), and had a history of arrhythmea, and was pacemaker dependent. He had a pacemaker since 1964. He was cremated 5/2/1983 by The Little Chapel by-the-Sea, Pacific Grove, CA.


  More About MALCOLM DARROCH AITKEN:
Cause of Death: Arteriosclerotic heart disease
Social Security Number: 572-22-8784

  71 iv.   Edward Townsend Powell, born September 06, 1901; died July 1983. He married Mildred Phillips 1930; born January 22, 1901; died January 1988.
  72 v.   Ann Townsend Powell, born November 22, 1907. She married George Howgate July 05, 1930; born Abt. 1907.


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