|Birth: ||Jun. 2, 1869|
|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1954|
Born to John Alexander Powers and Maria Louisa Crowder, Everett Powers was the last born of ten children. He studied at Missouri State Normal School (Warrensburg) after spending his childhood in Franklin County, Missouri. Dr. Powers began his medical career as a general practitioner in Monett, Missouri, after graduating in 1892 from the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1896. He also studied at the New York Post-Graduate School and Hospital and the Philadelphia Polyclinic and then studied in Vienna, Austria, before establishing an ear, eye, nose and throat specialty practice in Carthage, Missouri, in 1902. As one of the few physicians trained to do eye surgery at the turn-of-the-century, Dr. Powers was called often to the stone quarries and tri-state mining fields to administer medical aid to injured workers in those dangerous settings. During World War I, Dr. Powers served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps and was stationed at Camp Dodge, Iowa, during the influenza epidemic. He was Chief of Staff at Carthage's McCune-Brooks Hospital when the hospital opened its new facility in 1929 and was an active member of several medical societies including the American Medical Association, Missouri State Medical Society, and the Southwest Missouri Medical Society. Dr. Powers retired from practice in the early 1950's and he died in 1954, at which time, the Carthage Evening Press eulogized him with an editorial entitled, "Another Good Man Gone."
Marian Lucy Wright Powers (1880 - 1969)
Marian Louisa Powers Winchester (1905 - 1981)*
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