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Sadie May♥
John & Eveline Powers.
Hello, I apologize I did not put the full text in the last message. Here is the full text:




PLEASANT A. POWERS

The discovery of gold in California, marking as it did the decadence of the Spanish regime and the inauguration of the American supremacy, was the attraction that drew the Powers family to the shores of the Pacific, while the wonderful resources and undeveloped riches of the land proved the lodestars that led them to permanent identification with the new commonwealth. It was
John W. Powers who founded the family west of the desert and the mountains and he it was who, with keen foresight and rare intuition, predicted the future greatness of the state, whose climate in his opinion was unsurpassed, while its natural wealth was not surpassed by that of any portion of our great nation. It was his joy to see much of his prediction fulfilled, for at the time of his demise California already had risen to foremost rank among the galaxy of states and since then the advance has been steady and unceasing.

Both John W. Powers and his wife, who bore the maiden name of Evaline Barnes, were natives of Batescounty. Mo., and grew to maturity upon farms there. While still in early life Mr. Powers came via Panama to California during the summer of 1849 and prospected and mined for a few months, returning thence to his old home. There he equipped another expedition for the west and brought a large drove of stock, with which he came overland to the northern part of the state. For some years he engaged in farming and stock-raising, and it was during his residence in Men- docino county that a son, Pleasant A., was born April 4, 1871. During 1875 the family removed to what is now Orange county. A few years later removal was made to Riverside county, where the father passed away March 21, 1898. The mother met with an accident that resulted in her death February 22, 1910. They were an honored pioneer couple and had many friends among the older residents of the community.

A period of years devoted to study in the schools of Santa Ana was followed by the identification of Pleasant A. Powers with the ranch interests of Orange county, whence he removed to Kern county and engaged in the buying and selling of livestock. At Bakersfield, on Christmas day of 1897, he married Miss Sarah J. Thomas, who was born in San Bernardino county and grew to womanhood in Kern county. The young couple settled at Perris, Riverside county, and for some years lived on a farm there. Mr. Powers had been renting property near Beaumont since his arrival in October, 1902, and March 22, 1906, the family removed to their present property near this town. Here Mr. Powers purchased four hundred acres in one body and he has since added to the tract until now it embraces four hundred and sixty- five acres. An excellent system of fencing surrounds the land and also divides it into fields of convenient size. The residence and outbuildings are neat and substantial and there is a well with an unfailing supply of pure water which is equipped with an up-to-date pumping plant with a forty-inch flow. Three children brighten the home and bring joy to the hearts of the parents, their names being Marjorie
E., John E. and Artilla May. Unfailing industry has brought to Mr. Powers a fair degree of success. When he came here he was without means, his total possessions being limited to a team and wagon, yet from that humble beginning he has risen to the rank of a prominent citizen and large land owner. Aside from serving as a member of the election board and from voting the Democratic ticket at national elections, he has taken no part in politics and at no time in his life has he been willing to relinquish his private affairs for public official cares. Stock-raising is his specialty and he seems alike successful with stock of all kinds, keeping on his place cattle, horses and hogs of good grades and from the annual sale of the increase he receives a neat income. When the Beaumont Lodge of Odd Fellows was organized he became one of its charter members, since which time he has maintained a constant interest in the work of the lodge and has been a liberal contributor to its charities.
Added by Sadie May♥ on Jan 28, 2015 12:03 AM
Sadie May♥
John & Eveline Powers.
Hello, a friend helped me find a bit of info about John&Eveline and also their son Pleasant.
I am going to copy & paste the info for you to read. It comes from the book "A history of Riverside, California."



"Pleasant A., was born April 4, 1871. During 1875 the family removed to what is now Orange county. A few years later removal was made to Riverside county, where the father passed away March 21, 1898. The mother met with an accident that resulted in her death February 22, 1910. They were an honored pioneer couple and had many friends among the older residents of the community.

A period of years devoted to study in the schools of Santa Ana was followed by the identification of Pleasant A. Powers with the ranch interests of Orange county, whence he removed to Kern county and engaged in the buying and selling of livestock. At Bakersfield, on Christmas day of 1897, he married Miss Sarah J. Thomas, who was born in San Bernardino county and grew to womanhood in Kern county. The young couple settled at Perris, Riverside county, and for some years lived on a farm there. Mr. Powers had been renting property near Beaumont since his arrival in October, 1902, and March 22, 1906, the family removed to their present property near this town. Here Mr. Powers purchased four hundred acres in one body and he has since added to the tract until now it embraces four hundred and sixty- five acres. An excellent system of fencing surrounds the land and also divides it into fields of convenient size. The residence and outbuildings are neat and substantial and there is a well with an unfailing supply of pure water which is equipped with an up-to-date pumping plant with a forty-inch flow. Three children brighten the home and bring joy to the hearts of the parents, their names being Marjorie
E., John E. and Artilla May. Unfailing industry has brought to Mr. Powers a fair degree of success. When he came here he was without means, his total possessions being limited to a team and wagon, yet from that humble beginning he has risen to the rank of a prominent citizen and large land owner. Aside from serving as a member of the election board and from voting the Democratic ticket at national elections, he has taken no part in politics and at no time in his life has he been willing to relinquish his private affairs for public official cares. Stock-raising is his specialty and he seems alike successful with stock of all kinds, keeping on his place cattle, horses and hogs of good grades and from the annual sale of the increase he receives a neat income. When the Beaumont Lodge of Odd Fellows was organized he became one of its charter members, since which time he has maintained a constant interest in the work of the lodge and has been a liberal contributor to its charities."


Hope this helps!
Added by Sadie May♥ on Jan 27, 2015 11:59 PM
charli
RE: Lawrence McKinney
You are vey welcome. This is a relatively small cemetery on the Army Base, very quiet and serene.
Added by charli on Nov 17, 2014 7:26 PM
Clayton Henson
RE: Bessie Finnell
Your welcome, Glad I was able to help.
Added by Clayton Henson on Jan 28, 2014 3:04 PM
Aimee Watson Davis
RE: Faustina
You are most welcome! Glad I could help.
Added by Aimee Watson Davis on Sep 16, 2013 12:43 PM
Cashie
James Fry
Glad to hear from you.

I would really enjoy the chance to update this memorial with your information on James and his relatives, only because I had done quite a bit of research on this burial and originally was not at all positive on the actual identification.

Thanks so much for your help!

Cashie
Added by Cashie on Aug 22, 2013 4:01 PM
 

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