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Athens, Georgia
April 11, 2002
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Edwina (Buddy) was born in New York City but her family moved to Puerto Rico where her father worked for American Tobacco for 50 years. Buddy returned to the United States to go to university in New York. Both Jack and Buddy’s families come from the Ukraine/Russia area. One family were horse traders, the other family was dairy farmers. The came to the United States via Palestine in the 1920’s. Jack was born in Brooklyn, New York. He served in the South Pacific during World War II. Jack and Buddy met in New York City. Just before he was shipped overseas they were married. After his service they lived in Miami where he worked for his father-in-law, who had an appliance business. Eventually they moved to Puerto Rico, where both participated in the life of the Jewish community in San Juan. The Powell family arrived in Athens in 2000. Jack was retired and his children lived in the area. There have three sons: Andrew, Donald and Robert.

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Jack and Edwina Powell - Oral History

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