|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1865|
|Death: ||May 23, 1955|
🌹Cora Susan Rebebbach Heare Powell was the daughter of Johnathan Washington and Mary Catherine Poling Heare, born 6/15/1865 in Selma, Ohio, (near Enon). William Hon and Cora Heare Powell were married on 6/17/1883 at 7:30pm by Rev. Ketchum. Witnesses: Henry Tucker (William's friend) and Mary Elder (Cora's friend). Together William And Cora settled into family life in Selma, Ohio.
William and Cora had 11 children: Grace Caroline Powell, born 6/15/1884; Edith Emiline Powell, born 1/31/1886; Bessie May Powell, born 5/23/1888; John William Powell, born 8/9/1890; Daniel Ernest Powell, born 7/17/1892; Joseph Stoneburner Powell, born 8/31/1893; Meriel Anna Powell, born 4/12/1896; Newton Augustine Powell, born 10/25/1898; Arizona Dallas Powell, born 5/13/1901; my grandma, Alice Roosevelt Powell, born 8/28/1903; James Stephen Powell, born 5/26/1907.
Joseph passed on 9/28/1893 at not even a month old yet due to weak lungs.
Arizona passed 8/1902 when he was about 1 year, 3 months old. He died in his sleep due to unknown causes, likely SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Aunt Meriel said he used to sit in the sunlight and play with the beams of light as he watched the shadows of his fingers dance across the floor. She said he looked like an angel sitting in the sunlight with his blond curls glistening as the light filtered through the window.
James Stephen Powell died at birth. A tornado hit the house as he was being born, knocking down the chimney with an awful sound. It scared G-Grandma Cora so much that James died as he was born.
At some time between 1907 and 1908 the family moved their home to Springfield, Ohio. After her beloved William passed away on 5/29/1918 G-Grandmda Cora and their children continued to live at the same home. In 1936 her daughter, my G-Aunt Meriel, married Leon Lowe, and they both lived with G-Grandma Cora and they paid all the expenses. In 1948 my mother, Meriel (named after her Aunt Meriel) moved in also in order to finish her last year of high school at Springfield High School.
My mother said G-Grandma Cora would read her Bible and pray every day. Whenever Aunt Meriel and Uncle Leon would go somewhere and come back in the evening G-Grandma Cora would take the beer out of the refrigerator and place it in the non-refrigerated section in the bottom, and the beer would be warm. She was a stickler for morals and felt even just one cold beer in the evening was against God's moral guidelines.
G-Grandma Cora loved candied ginger and she would always enjoy it whenever he son John, living in California by then, would send her some. My mom said Uncle John was always good to his mother.
G-Grandma Cora passed away in her sleep at home on 5/23/1955 in Springfield, Ohio. She is buried next to her beloved William at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. Aunt Meriel then inherited the home.
G-Grandma Cora is loved and very missed by the family. Rest in God's peace and love.
For a photo of G-Grandma Cora when she was younger with her beloved sweet William please visit her mother's memorial: GG-Grandma Mary.
THANK YOU to Hans. ♥Jღ for the addition of the photos of my G-Grandma Cora, and for his hard work and artistic talent displayed in the choice of the photo frames. The generous and kind assistance of Hans Jende will always be remembered.
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Jonathan Washington Heare (1833 - 1901)
Mary Catherine Poling Heare (1837 - 1898)
William Hon Powell (1855 - 1918)
Grace Caroline Powell Shiery Drake (1884 - 1963)*
Edith Emeline Powell Viet (1886 - 1935)*
Bessie May Powell Jones (1888 - 1941)*
John William Powell (1890 - 1977)*
Daniel Ernest Powell (1892 - 1978)*
Joseph Stoneburner Powell (1893 - 1893)*
Meriel Anna Powell Loe (1896 - 1967)*
Newton Augustine Powell (1898 - 1982)*
Arizona Dallas Powell (1901 - 1902)*
Alice R Powell Steinberger (1903 - 1992)*
James Stephen Powell (1907 - 1907)*
Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery
Maintained by: Mary♥lee
Originally Created by: Robert "Rob" Weller
Record added: Jan 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6083644