The Arnold and Moberly Family Genealogy

Barbara Lee PowellAge: 86 years19272014

Barbara Lee Powell
Given names
Barbara Lee
Married name
Barbara Lee Arnold
Birth December 23, 1927
Whittenburg (now Phillips), Hutchinson Co, Texas, USA
Latitude: N35.6911 Longitude: W101.3633

Note: See NOTES Tab for the History of Phillips/Whittenburg, TX.
Census May 15, 1930 (Age 2 years)
Shared note: 1930 USA Federal Census Transcription - j Maurice Powell - household

Reference: HF: 447/532, LN: 20/22, SD 1, ED 90-9, Sheet 21A, enumerated by Ervin R Turman Location: near Pampa, Precinct 2, Gray Co, Texas, USA .b.NOTE: nearby at HF: 445 was good friend Roy A Purdue with wife Fay, and on the preceding page, Howard Edwin Boggs .b.with wife Maxine and children Richard "Dickie" R and James F Boggs.

Maruce* PowellHeadR/$25/R/-MW25M22N/YININKYYesGas Tester-Gas Plant/WNo
Allice* L PowellWife-HFW23M20N/YPAWAPAYesHouse W
Barbara L PowellDauFW2+5/12SN/YTXINPA(none)

Attended DePauw and Butler Universities
1947 (Age 19 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherLloyd Lee Tucker
October 15, 1950 (Age 22 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn Powell
October 5, 1956 (Age 28 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 fatherJohn Maurice “Maury or JM” Powell
December 13, 1961 (Age 33 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.
Death of a husbandWilliam Perry “Bill” Arnold
September 3, 19841:30 AM (Age 56 years)
Cause: Cancer
Note: Social Security Death Index shows DOD as 15 SEP 1984, but this is NOT correct.
Obituary in Daily News Record and WWD - 1984 William Arnold dies at 59 in Boston. Daily News Record; 9/5/1984 NEW YORK -- William P. Arnold, who combined professional effectiveness with personal warmth, died in Boston Tuesday after a 15-year bout with cancer. Arnold, 59, stepped down as chairman and chief executive officer of Associated Dry Goods Corp. on June 11 because of his health problems. He became chairman of ADG's executive committee, and was in his office almost every day until his condition worsened last week. He died at 1:30 a.m. in New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston. A memorial service will be conducted Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel at 1076 Madison Avenue, here. Arnold's remains will be cremated. Arnold was respected for his business acumen, appreciated for his warmth and generosity, even feared on occasion for his toughness. Although his success as a retailer was evident from the figures that were generated by ADG during his tenure as chairman, the depth of feeling that so many retailers--both inside and outside of ADG--and suppliers had for Arnold became more and more apparent as his health worsened and he was forced to abandon ADG's CEO post. Josheph Johnson, who succeeded arnold as chairman of ADG, said, "One of the great rewards of my life has been the privilege of knowing and working with Bill Arnold. We have lost a great leader and a true friend." Frank Arnone, president of Carter Hawley Hale's market services division, said, "He was always there when I needed him. As well as being an outstanding professional, he was a humanitarian. He had a lot of people skill, and he had great inner strength that enabled him to fight the disease for such a long period." Summer Feldberg, chairman of Zayre Corp. and Arnold's successor as chairman of the National Retail Merchants Association, noted that, despite his long illness, "he had the courage to stay active, stay involved and stay interested." Joseph Brooks, chairman of ADG's Lord & Taylor division, stated, "No one was more courageous--unbelievable, unbelievable." Arnold's highly personable, energetic approach to retailing was passed on to his children. In addition to his widow, Barbara, he is survived by a daughter, Lee Arnold Brewer, a vice-president and merchandise manager at Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, and a son, Stephen, divisional merchandise manager of men's wear at Joske's, San Antonio. After becoming CEO of ADG in 1979, Arnold moved quickly, consolidating and even selling off marginal operations and moving the company beyond its base of traditional department stores into discount and off-price retailing through the acquisitions of Caldor in 1981 and Loehmann's in 1983. In 1983, the Hengerer division in Buffalo, N.Y., was merged into the more effective Sibley, Lindsay & Curr division in Rochester. The following year, the Stewart's division was terminated and its five locations converted into Caldor units. Last year, the Diamond division in West Virginia was sold to Heck's, and the Stix, Baer & Fuller operation in St. Louis was sold to Dillard's. Also in 1983, Pogue's of Cincinnati was merged into a larger division, L.S. Ayres in Indianapolis, where Arnold started his career in 1947. Arnold stayed at Ayres for 20 years, moving up the ranks there and becoming a director of ADG in 1973, the year after it acquired Ayres. He became ADG's president in 1975, at which time the company's sales were just under $1.4 billion. His six-year tenure as president included a power struggle in 1978 with Richard Pivirotto, chairman of ADG from 1975 to 1980. Arnold emerged as the dominant executive at ADG in 1979, when he was given total responsibility for operating division. He succeeded Pivirotto as CEO later that year and ADG's sales and profits began a climb at that time which has continued since. Arnold became chairman in 1980. Meanwhile, ADG has had four consecutive years of record earnings through 1983. Last year, the company's sales rose 16.6 per cent to $3.7 billion and earning were up 47.3 per cent to $115.5 million. Arnold also served as chairman of ADG's J.W. Robinson's division in Los Angeles during his career. COPYRIGHT 1984 by and reprinted here courtesy of Fairchild Publications, Inc.
Cremation of a husbandWilliam Perry “Bill” Arnold
September 6, 1984 (Age 56 years)

Note: Bill was cremated at his behest and there were no remains.
Death of a motherAlice Libbey Tucker
January 12, 1988 (Age 60 years)
Cause: Emphesyma
Census 1990 (Age 62 years)
Greenwich, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, USA
Latitude: N41.111596 Longitude: W73.698864

Address: 18 Steeple Chase Greenwich, CT 06831
Note: Barbara, still residing in Greenwich as a widow.
Residence from 1998 (Age 70 years)
Address: 40 Spanish Pointe Dr Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29926-1436
Census 2000 (Age 72 years)
Address: 40 Spanish Pointe Dr Hilton Head Island, SC 29946-1436
Barbara, living alone on Hilton Head Island, Beaufort Co, South Carolina, USA Barbara L Arnold, F-W-73-WD, 2/2, TX-NE-IN
Census April 1, 2010 (Age 82 years)
Address: 40 Spanish Pointe Dr Hilton Head Island, SC 29946-1436
Shared note: 2010 USA Federal Census Transcription - Barbara Lee Arnold -household

Location:Hilton Head Island, Beaufort Co, South Carolina, USA Note: Barbara, living alone on Hilton Head Island, Beaufort Co, South Carolina, USA

Barbara L ArnoldHeadFW83WD2/2,TXNEINOwn Income

Residence April 9, 2013 (Age 85 years)
Death December 6, 201408:00 (Age 86 years)
Cause of death: Congestive heart failure, with contributing factors as a result of dementia
Barbara Lee Arnold (nee Powell) (December 23, 1927 - December 6, 2014) 86, Hilton Head Island, a resident of Spanish Pointe and, more recently, The Cypress, died on December 6th of congestive heart failure in her home. Per her wishes, there will be no funeral service and her remains will be cremated at Sauls Funeral Home in Bluffton. Barbara was born on Dec. 23, 1927 in Whittenburg (now Phillips), Texas. The only child of John Maurice Powell and Alice Libbey Tucker Powell, she spent most of her childhood in Indianapolis. Barbara attended Short Ridge High School, graduating in 1944 and then attended DePauw and Ball State Universities working summers at L.S. Ayres Department Store in downtown Indianapolis. She met her husband, William P. Arnold, at the store and they married on February 15, 1950. Barbara is survived by her son, Stephen Arnold; her daughter, Alice Lee Brewer; her grandchildren, John and Mark Arnold; and three great-grandchildren, Lorelei, Damon and Braeden. Barbara was a devoted wife and mother, able to tackle any challenge including Junior League, home decorating, sewing and needlework. When her husband passed away in 1984, she continued her zest for life, traveling to Africa five times because of her strong love for animals. She had a playful sense of humor and enjoyed canasta and cribbage with friends. Barbara will always be remembered for her sweet gentle nature and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Attn: Development, 330 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Please make checks payable to "Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center" and include Mrs. Barbara L. Arnold in the check memo line. All gifts will support The Arnold-Warfield Pain Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Dec. 13, 2014 - See more at:
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Marriage: December 28, 1926Indianapolis, Marion Co, Indiana, USA
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Barbara Lee Powell
Birth: December 23, 1927Hutchinson Co, Texas, USA
Death: December 6, 2014Beaufort Co, South Carolina, USA
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William Perry “Bill” Arnold
Birth: March 21, 1925Douglas Co, Nebraska, USA
Death: September 3, 1984Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA
Barbara Lee Powell
Birth: December 23, 1927Hutchinson Co, Texas, USA
Death: December 6, 2014Beaufort Co, South Carolina, USA