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Eleanor Evans Powell
|Johnstown Daily Tribune, 25 Mar 1910, Page 13, Contributed by Virginia Sobotkin|
|The Daily Tribune; Friday, Mar 25, 1910 p13|
Mrs. Eleanor Powell
Mrs. Eleanor Evans Powell, relict of David W. Powell, after an illness of general debility lasting four weeks, died at the Stephens home, Union and Lincoln Streets, First Ward, between 11 and 12 o’clock last night. In her 77th year, she took her bed four weeks ago today. Mrs. Powell formally resided on Park Avenue, Moxham, removing to the Stephens home last fall.
The deceased, whose maiden name was Eleanor Evans, was born in North Wales in 1834, being a daughter of David D. and Eleanor Roberts Evans, who came to America with their family in 1839 and located in Ebensburg. Her father died at Ebensburg in 1873 and her mother passed away at the Powell home in the First Ward, this city. Mrs. Powell was a sister of Thomas D. Evans at Ebensburg. Another brother, Evan B. Evans was drowned in the Great Flood of 1889, at which time he resided in Maple Avenue, Woodvale Borough. Two sisters passed away in the State of Colorado. They were Mrs. Harry Rowland who expired in 1886and Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes-Schick, who died last December (1924). .
Eleanor Evans and David W. Powell were married in Ebensburg in 1853. The latter served in the 133rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, under the captaincy of John M. Jones, and died at Ebensburg in 1873. Mrs. Powell and her family have been residents of Johnstown for the past 28 years. Besides her brother, she is survived by three sons—David W. of Ebensburg; Howell, of Union street, Second Ward and Evan David (married to Jane Worthington) of No. 2081/2 Conemaugh Street. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Daniel Powell, a son of the deceased by fatally injured in the Bessemer department of the Cambria Iron Company about 20 years ago.
The remains will be taken to Ebensburg tomorrow and the funeral will take place from the home of the deceased's brother on Sunday afternoon, Interment to be made in Lloyd Cemetery. Mrs. Powell was one of the oldest members of the Walnut Street Congregational Church and the funeral services at Ebensburg will be conducted by the Rev. H. H. Gurnsey and the Rev. Hugh Rowland, the former of the Congregational Church and the latter of the Calvinistic Methodist Church.