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George Thomas Powers
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Birth: May 3, 1851
Fayette County
Georgia, USA
Death: Feb. 27, 1929
Jasper County
Georgia, USA


"When I think of how we always think of something pleasant about life, I think of my grandfather. Back in 1929, when he was in his seventies, he bought a new automobile. The first day he had it he was trying it out on one of the best dirt roads in the county. As he went over a hill, he met someone who was also apparently seeing what their car could do, and they met head-on.

"My grandfather's body was crushed from the waist down and he was paralyzed. I was in school in Atlanta, but as soon as I heard about the accident, I caught the train and went to see him.

"He was at home being cared for by one of his best friends who was also his doctor. When I came into the room, his first words where, 'Son, tell your daddy to get a Chalmers, they will outrun anything on the road!'

"Then later his doctor [L.Y. Pittard] told him that as his friend and doctor, he felt that he probably would not recover, and that he would be glad to help him get anything that was worrying him cleared up. My grandfather's reply was, 'Doc, I don't know of but one thing, and you are the only one who can clear that up.... You remember when I got up orders for a carload of coal, and you bought two tons? Well, you never did pay me for the coal!'"

When the wreck occurred, he was traveling out of town south on what is now Highway 11. After the car wreck, he was taken to his home and put on a cot. He never lost consciousness. He stayed on the stretcher in his bedroom because they didn't think he would live. He asked that all his family be called. He told the family that the clothes he had were good enough for him to be buried in and they were not to spend more than $40 on his funeral. "When he got through talking, he shut his eyes and went to sleep."

Family links: 
  George Rockingham Powers (1821 - 1871)
  Tabitha Jane Williams Powers (1824 - 1895)
  Martha Jackson Rogers Powers (1854 - 1918)*
  Mary Lorena Powers Brightwell (1878 - 1943)*
  James Burke Powers (1881 - 1933)*
  Clarence William Powers (1882 - 1950)*
  George Thomas Powers (1887 - 1965)*
  Ida Louise Powers Underwood (1891 - 1957)*
  Eliza George Powers Jamison (1844 - 1904)*
  Lily Lynn Powers Shofner (1847 - 1924)*
  Nicholas Fanning Powers (1849 - 1908)*
  George Thomas Powers (1851 - 1929)
  Elizabeth Lewis Powers Dozier (1853 - 1928)*
  Stella Marks Powers Shannon (1857 - 1881)*
  Charles Boutwell Taliaferro Powers (1859 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
West View Cemetery
Jasper County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Bill Powers
Originally Created by: Alton & Loudonia
Record added: May 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52340507
George Thomas Powers
Added by: Bill Powers
George Thomas Powers
Added by: Alton & Loudonia
George Thomas Powers
Added by: Alton & Loudonia
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- Arleta ♥
 Added: Oct. 9, 2012

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