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Finley Leonard Powell

Co. M, 9th OH. Cavalry

Altoona Tribune, Thursday, March 24, 1927, Pg1

Volume XXIV, No. 21



Finley Leonard Powell was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, October 5, 1844, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Chamberlain in Cedar township, March 18, 1927, age 82 years, 5 months and 13 days.

During the Civil war he served in the Ninth Ohio cavalry for 18 months when he was honorably discharged. Later he moved to Miami county, Indiana. There he was married to Lovie AnnTanquary, November 22, 1868, and to this union was born six children: W. Q. Powell, of Great Bend, Mrs. Etta Seem, deceased; Mrs. E. L. Chamberlain of Cedar township, Ner Powell of Fredonia, Adolph Powell of Cedar township and Mrs. J. E. Sherbenou of Cedar township. Besides his children and beloved companion, he leaves two brothers, Joseph Powell of Denver, Colorado, and John Powell of Bowling Green, Indiana, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also leaves a host of friends who mourn his departure.

In 1880 he with his family moved to Wilson county and located on the farm southwest of Altoona where they resided until eight years ago when they moved to Fredonia where they have since lived. Soon after Mr. and Mrs. Powell moved to Fredonia, they celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary.

The deceased was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church when a young man and has always been a faithful worker and always gave of his time and money for the upbuilding of the church and community. He was a faithful companion to his wife and family, always trying to instruct them in the right way to live, and his memory will be cherished by them always.

A short service was held at the home on North Thirteenth street in Fredonia Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock after which the funeral services were held at the Altoona Methodist church, conducted by Dr. Henry R. Mills, pastor of the Fredonia church, assisted by Rev. Nickels. The American Legion acted as escort and fired the salute at the grave. The pale bearers were six of Mr. Powell’s grandsons. Music was furnished by the Altoona quartette and interment was made in the Altoona cemetery.


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