S. S. POWERS 1836-1887
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Date: 3/29/2005 at 12:48:11
Died, on Thanksgiving morning, aged about 51 years, Hon. S. S. POWERS. Mr. POWERS was born in New York in 1836. He began the study of law in 1857, and graduated from the Cleveland O., law school in 1860, and this same year commenced practice in Newton Co., Ind. In 1862 he came to Clayton county, Iowa, and in 1863 located at Hardin, Allamakee Co., where he taught school and practiced law. In 1870 he moved to Postville where he resided till his death. As a lawyer he was considered much above the average and was largely sought for by litigants from the four counties. As mayor, he looked after the interests of Postville with an eye single to the public good. But the court room, the council chamber, the lodge room and the community have looked upon his face for the last time. He is sleeping, we trust, peacefully, the sleep that knows no waking. He leaves four children, two daughters and two sons, besides other relatives and friends innumerable to mourn his loss.
[Note: this was a long obit, I have extracted it]
[Transcribers note: the date was smudged on my photocopy, I believe it is either the December 3 or 10, 1887 Postville Review]
Added by Joy Moore:
Iowa Plain Dealer December 1, 1887, P3 C2
S. S. Powers, county attorney of Allamakee county died at his home in Postville Thanksgiving morning. What a sorry Thanksgiving day for that home.
Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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