Feb. 21, 1943 Wilbur Lincoln County Washington, USA
Luella Fern [Powers] Hammond, died Feb. 21, 1943 at Wilbur, WA. She slipped and fell on ice at home, injury causing severe stroke, resulting in death. Born Feb. 13, 1881 at Red Wing, Nebraska, and when 6 months old, the family moved to Crawford County, Wisc. and there she married George F. Hammond on Oct. 17, 1897 when she was 16 years old. In 1903 they moved to the plains of North Dakota, where they reared a family of 5 sons, and 2 daughters. She was one of the very few women in the area for a number of years, helping develop that part of the country. During her years of activity, she freighted wheat to market, driving four to six horses a distance of 60 miles. She was a quiet spoken woman, cheerful and friendly and thoughtful of family and friends. She is survived by husband George, Children, Mrs. H. Curtis [Garnet], and Gerald Hammond of Portland, Ore., Richel and Leslie of Spokane, Wa., Harold on Lopez Island, Claire in the U.S. Navy, and Mrs. Harold Engleson [Violet] in Wilbur, Wa. Burial in Wilbur Cemetery. Services in Wilbur Mission Church with Pastor Rev. W. A. Kincaid. They made their home on Lopez Island for two years. Her brother, L. D. Powers lives on Orcas Island. Brother Miller Alva Powers passed on.
Taken from March 4, 1943 Friday Harbor (Washington) Journal. Corrected location of birth from Red Wing, Minnesota to Red Wing, Nebraska. Also, L. D. Powers changed from D. D. Powers.
Luella Fern Powers was the daughter of Alvah Powers and Louisa Peer.