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Harry Joseph Powers Edit Profile

theatrical manager.

Harry Joseph Powers, Irish theatrical manager.

Background

Powers, Harry Joseph was born on September 15, 1859 in Nenagh, Tipperary County, Ireland. Son of Henry Joseph and Jane (Darcey) Powers.

Education

Brought to Chicago, with parents in childhood. Educated St. Patrick’s Academy.

Career

Began as usher, Hooley’s Theatre, Chicago, 1877, became business manager. Remodeled the theatre, 1898, changing name to Powers Theatre (building sold, 1923, and now occupied by annex to Hotel Sherman). President Amusement Company of Illinois, operating Illinois Theatre, Chicago.

Membership

Clubs: Union League, Exmoor Country.

Connections

Married Marie F. Deegan, May 11, 1885.

father:
Henry Joseph Powers

mother:
Jane (Darcey) Powers

spouse:
Marie F. Deegan