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Ruel B. Powell (1900)

BROWN, GOFF, POWELL

Posted By: Treva Patterson
Date: 8/13/2007 at 18:25:24

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, May 03, 1900
Page 8

Sudden Death of R. B. Powell.

R. B. Powell, of Madison township, one of the old settlers of this county and a respected citizen, was stricken with apoplexy at his home on last Friday, and died the Sunday following. Funeral services were held Monday, and his remains interred in the Fairview cemetery.
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The Winterset Reporter
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, May 03, 1900
Page 3

Local Pickups

Ruel Powell who lives north of the city, just across North river, in Madison township, died last Saturday. The deceased was about forty-five years of age and had long been a resident of this county. He had been suffering from a paralytic stroke for sometime, which was the cause of his death. He was buried Monday afternoon the funeral occurring from his late home. His remains were interred in the burying ground on his farm. He leaves a family to mourn his departure.
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The Winterset Reporter
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, May 03, 1900
Page 1

Jefferson Township

Ruel Powell died at his home Saturday evening at seven o’clock of a stroke of paralysis. The funeral services were held at Fairview Monday.
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The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, May 24, 1900
Page 2

Obituary

Ruel B. Powell was born in Marion county, Indiana, December 4th, 1845, and died at his home in Madison township, Madison county, Iowa, April 28, 1900, at the age of 54 years, 4 months and 24 days.

He moved with his parents from Indiana in the year 1853, and settled in Madison county, Iowa. The remainder of his life he lived at the old home place near Fairview.

He was married to Talitha J. Goff September 25th, 1864. To them were born twelve children, four sons and eight daughters. Four sons and five daughters, with his wife, survive him. All attended the funeral services at home Monday, April 30th, 1900.

By his death Madison county loses a thoroughly honest and upright citizen. His neighbors and friends remember him as a kind and unselfish neighbor. The bereaved family lose an affectionate and devoted husband and a loving father.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, May 4, 1900
Page 1, Column 1

Ruel Powell Dead

Ruel Powell, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens of Jefferson township died at his home, Saturday evening of apoplexy. His wife was awakened Wednesday, by his heavy breathing, she endeavored to arouse him but failed to do so summoned the neighbors and medical assistance was sent for. Mr. Powell never regained consciousness, and died without speaking a word.

He was a brother of Mrs. John Brown, of this city who is the only surviving member of the family, her three brothers having all died within the past ten months.

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