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Martha A. Powell

Gravestone for Martha A. Powell,

Crown Hill Cemetery, Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Bobbi (Hackney) Huck. Gravestone for Martha A. Powell,

Crown Hill Cemetery, Comanche County, Kansas.

Photo by Bobbi (Hackney) Huck.

Gravestone for Martha A. Powell

Martha A.
wife of David
Born June 13, 1822
Died Oct 6, 1895
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.
Crown Hill Cemetery, Comanche County, Kansas.
Photos by Bobbi (Hackney) Huck.
At left: the gravestone.     At right: detail of the gravestone.

The Western Star, October 12, 1895.


At 9 o'clock, Sunday evening, October 6th, Mrs. Martha A. Powell passed into the great beyond. The deceased had been helpless since June of last year, from a paralytic stroke. She was 73 years of age. She was the mother of Mrs. Henry Baker and W. H. Powell, of this county. The funeral took place from the residence of Henry Baker, Esq., Tuesday, Rev. A. Burrill conducting the funeral services.

The Western Star, October 19, 1895.

Mother Powell was born in Durstown, Pennsylvania, June 13, 1822. Died Oct. 6, 1895, aged 73 years. Was married to David Powell in 1838, by which union 13 children were born, nine sons and four daughters. Her husband and five children have preceded her, one of which was I. N. Powell who was well known in our county. Eight children are still living, three sons in Iowa, two in this state, W. H. Powell of Powell township and E. A. Powell, a minister of the U. B. church, formerly of this county, now in charge of a congregation in Cowley county.

Of the daughters, two reside in Oklahoma, one of whom, Hattie B. Powell, was formerly a teacher in the public schools of this city, and Mrs. H. Baker, of Logan township, who cared for her mother during her protracted illness.

Mother Powell was converted to Christ at the age of 14, joined the Methodist church, and has ever been faithful to the Master she chose so early in life.

Life to her was fought with many a trial, but victory came at last, and we lay her away to rest with the confident hope that if we are faithful we will meet her where sorrow, sickness, pain and death never come.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!

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