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William Hon Powell
Birth: Nov. 27, 1855
South Charleston
Clark County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 29, 1918
Dolly Varden
Clark County
Ohio, USA


Thank You for remembering my dear Grandfather William. Your visit of remembrance is so thoughtful. God bless.

༺⊰❁ William Hon Powell was the son of John Briggs and Caroline Hon Powell, born November 27, 1855 in South Charleston, Madison Township, Clark County, Ohio. William and Cora Susan Rebebbach Heare Powell married on June 17, 1883 at 7:30 pm by Rev. Ketchem. Witnesses: Henry Tucker (William's friend) and Mary Elder (Cora's friend). They settled into family life in Selma, Ohio (near Enon), Clark County.
Together William and Cora Powell had eleven children:
1) Grace Caroline Powell, born June 15, 1884;
2) Edith Emiline Powell, born January 31, 1886;
3) Bessie May Powell, born May 23, 1888;
4) John William Powell, born August 9, 1890;
5) Daniel Ernest Powell, born July 17, 1892;
6) Joseph Stoneburner Powell, born August 31, 1893;
7) Meriel Anna Powell, born April 12, 1896;
8) Newton Agustine Powell, born October 25, 1898;
9) Arizona Dallas Powell, Born May 13, 1901;
10) my grandma, Alice Roosevelt Powell, born August 28, 1903; and
11) James Steven Powell, born May 26, 1907.
Arizona Dallas Powell passed away August, 1902 at about 1year, 3months old in Clark County. He died in his sleep from unknown causes, likely SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
James Steven Powell died at birth due to freight as a tornado hit the house.
G-Grandpa William was a cobbler, a maker of shoes, and was self employed. When Grandma Alice was little she would sometimes go to work with her father. Once when G-Grandpa William was busy with a customer my Grandma Alice got into his shoe making tools. While happily playing with the tools she wasn't to touch little Alice broke the pick and awl (used to punch holes in leather and then lace string through the holes). Knowing she was going to get into some serious trouble she decided to tell her father what she had done by singing it to him on their walk home. She sang,"I broke you pick and awl! I broke your pick and awl!" singing with her brown curls bobbing and bouncing as she skipped along ahead of her father. Being so young she couldn't properly pronounce pick and awl and what she sang sounded more like,"I broke your piggy all! I broke your piggy all!" G-Grandpa William got so tickled he couldn't punish her. He was too tender hearted and she was too cute.
G-grandpa William Hon Powell passed away on May 29, 1918 from gall stones. He was buried in the Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery in Springfield, Ohio. His beloved Cora never remarried.


The family still loves and misses G-Grandpa William. Rest in the peace and love of God.


1) Constance Steinberger Bair, member of Daughters of the American Revolution,
2) Alice Powell Steinberger
3) Meriel Steinberger Sterling
4) Mary L. Sterling
5) Ralph E. Steinberger

THANK YOU to Hans.♥Jღ for the addition of the photo of my G-Grandpa William.

Copyright 2012 by Mary L. Sterling All personal materials, images, and data contained herein are not to be copied or down loaded for commercial purposes of duplication, distribution, or publishing without the express written permission of the owner. Information contained on this memorial is provided free for the purpose of aiding individuals doing genealogical research and to preserve family history.
Family links: 
  John Briggs Powell (1824 - 1902)
  Caroline Hon Powell (1820 - 1898)
  Cora S. Heare Powell (1865 - 1955)*
  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)*
  Sarah Jane Powell Buffenbarger (1846 - 1897)*
  William Hon Powell (1855 - 1918)
*Calculated relationship
Pleasant Grove Baptist Cemetery
Clark County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Jan 11, 2002
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