Sunday, December 30, 2007

Rufus Edwin Powell (1856-1924)

This photograph is believed to be of siblings Bettie Margaret Powell (1851-1938) and Rufus Edwin Powell (1856-1924). They were children of Henry Alexander Powell (1824-1866) and Martha Ann Walters (born 1825). For more information on this family go to the Caswell County Family Tree. Click photograph for larger image.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 6 December 1924 (Page 5)

Rufus E. Powell Dies at His Home at Blanch, N.C.

Announcement is made of the death at his home at 5:50 p.m. yesterday of Rufus E. Powell, an influential citizen and farmer of Blanch, Caswell county, N. C., aged 68 years. He had resided near Blanch all his life, was a deacon in the Baptist church and a man of the highest standing in his community.

Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 p.m. Sunday (tomorrow) and interment will be made in the family cemetery.

Deceased has a brother Arthur H. Powell of Sutherlin, Va. and two sisters Mrs. Betty P. Moore, of Bunn, N. C. and Mrs. D. G. Watkins of Blanch, N. C. He is survived by eight children: Mrs. W. L. Griggs, North Wilkesboro, N. C.; H. A. Powell, N. C.; R. E. Powell, Marshville, N. C.; Miss Mary E. Powell, Raleigh, N. C.; Dr. Walter B. Powell, Memphis, Tenn.; Dr. Rosa P. Taylor, Charlottesville, Va.; Robert G. Powell, Blanch, N. C. and Mrs. B. V. Chamblee, Hamlet, N. C.

The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 10 December 1924 (Page 11)

Card of Thanks

We, the children of Mr. R. E. Powell, Blanche, N. C. wish to express to friends and relatives our deepest appreciation of the many kindnesses shown us during the sickness, death and burial of our beloved father.

To see photographs of all the gravestones in the Powell family cemetery in Blanch, Caswell County, North Carolina go to the Caswell County Photograph Collection or the Caswell County Cemetery Census.

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