The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy

Ransdell “Bano” PowellAge: 80 years19061987

Name
Ransdell “Bano” Powell
Given names
Ransdell
Surname
Powell
Nickname
Bano
Also known as
Randall Powell
Note: Bano as Ransdell was affectionately called by both friend and relates, was given his grandmother's family surname of Ransdell as his given name, but many could or would not pronounce it, and the name was frequently recorded incorrectly as Randall.
Birth December 5, 1906
Birth of a sisterVirginia Elizabeth Powell
June 21, 1914 (Age 7 years)
Note: Virginia and her family celebrated her birthdate as the 22nd out of convenience for other family dates, but she was actually born on the 21st.
Death of a motherEtta Ione Cyphers
September 3, 1920 (Age 13 years)
Number of childrenEleanor E LyonsView this family
0

Marriage of a parentJohn PowellMabel Clare WittyView this family
March 9, 1922 (Age 15 years)
Census 1930 (Age 23 years)
Note:
With father, stepmother, and sister Virginia. Age 23, Occupation: Bookkeeper at Stockyards
Death of a maternal grandmotherSophia Jane “Jennie” Faulder
about October 17, 1934 (Age 27 years)
MarriageEleanor E LyonsView this family
January 7, 1939 (Age 32 years)
Note: Original source wording: Date of Import: May 3, 1999
Military
Enlisted, WWII US Army
June 6, 1942 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Powell
October 5, 1956 (Age 49 years)
Note: E Crawley Cooper's family history paper lists DOD as 03 OCT 1956 rather than the 05 OCT date recorded elsewhere.
Death of a brotherJohn Maurice “Maury or JM” Powell
December 13, 1961 (Age 55 years)
Cause: Heart Attack
Note: Maury died while arriving for work at the Powell Commission Co. at the Indianapolis Stockyards. He worked with his brother, Ransdall, at the Powell Commission Company, selling hog futures. This business had been started by his father and his father's brother.
Burial of a brotherJohn Maurice “Maury or JM” Powell
December 16, 1961 (Age 55 years)
Note: Section: 40, Lot: 145, Marker: Y
Death October 8, 1987 (Age 80 years)
Burial October 12, 1987 (4 days after death)
Cemetery: Washington Park North Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 3, 1897Marion Co, Indiana, USA
14 months
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
2 years
himself
8 years
younger sister
Father’s family with Mabel Clare Witty - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: March 9, 1922Indianapolis, Marion Co, Indiana, USA
Family with Eleanor E Lyons - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: January 7, 1939Indianapolis, Marion Co, Indiana, USA

Census
With father, stepmother, and sister Virginia. Age 23, Occupation: Bookkeeper at Stockyards
Marriage
Original source wording: Date of Import: May 3, 1999
Name
Bano as Ransdell was affectionately called by both friend and relates, was given his grandmother's family surname of Ransdell as his given name, but many could or would not pronounce it, and the name was frequently recorded incorrectly as Randall.
Note
Randall was born Ransdell Powell, but legally had his name changed to "Randall", as it appears on his death certificate. Original source wording: Date of Import: May 3, 1999