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Looking though the Dixon Eve. Telegraph I have come accross 3 Powers
names Ellen, Betty and Delores Powers in the 1940's.
- I am looking for possible descendents of this Raymond Powers (these
may of been his daughters), Raymond Powers that died in 1942 was sent
to St. Louis in 1915- according to family lore he was never heard from
again- he would of been the brother of my grandfather and I never knew
about him until I found him in Brooklyn Census Records and then learned
his story from an Uncle.
April 23, 1942
RAYMOND POWERS DEAD
Death entered the confines of Trenton again Monday night at about 7:30
p.m. and snatched out of his life Raymond Powers who has resided in this
city for a few years. The past two years he made his home with Mrs.
Adams, an aged resident. The deceased was a veteran of the first World
War an saw services in the United States Army on foreign soil He was
wounded in action and was badly injured and has to spend many weeks in
hospitals both in this country and on foreign soil.
He was born in New York in April 1893, and spent his youth there. He
had the misfortune to loose both father and mother during his childhood.
For a number of years he lived with his sister in Quincy, Mass., later
going from place to place wherever he was able to get employment.
While in Trenton he made many friends. He always endeavered to make a
respectable living. He made weekly visits to local people selling
notions and household articles.
For several weeks he complained of being ill, but last Wednesday night
he became very serious and a doctor had to be called. The physician
found that his condition had become so serious that he had to be removed
at once to the St. Joseph's Hospital in Breese where he underwent an
operation for stomach ulcers. He did not improve, however, despite blood
transfusions were made in an effect to save his life. He continued to
suffer until death relieved him of all his earthly tribulations, having
received the last rites of the Catholic church to which he belonged.
The remains were brought to the Glanzer Funeral Home and prepared for
burial. At this writing arrangements for the funeral are incomplete.
He leaves to mourn his passing a sister, Mrs. James Maloney of Quincy,
Mass., also one brother whose address is unknown.
But his obituary opens up even more mysteries; In 1920 and 1930 he was
married, in 1930 he had 7 children in Rock Island. I have a copy of his
WW1 Registration Card it does say he served 6 months with the 1st
Infantry -Missouri, and that he had a wife and child. His wife
Eugenia/Eugene was from the St. Louis area. Also in his obituary it
states he lived a number of years with his sister- this is 99% not true.
I believe that for what ever reason in the late 1930's he must of
separted from his wife and 7 children- 2 of which were twin girls
Delores and Dorothy. I am trying to find this family as they are 1st
cousins of my mother.
Name: Raymond Powers
Age: 27 years
Estimated birth year: 1892
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: St. Louis, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri
Home owned: View Image
Sex: View Image
Marital status: View Image
Year of immigration: View Image
Able to read & write: View Image
Listed with Euginia as wife, Eldon (f) 5 mo and L???? 3 1/2
Dorthy 1 9/12
Delores 1 9/12
Name: Raymond Powers
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Birthplace: New York
Relation to head-of-house: Head
Home in 1930: Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois
Occupation: odd jobs
Education: View Image
Military service: View Image
Rent/home value: View Image
Age at first marriage: View Image
Parents' birthplace: View Image
Owned a radio: View Image
Image source: Year: 1930; Census Place: Rock Island, Rock Island,
Illinois; Roll: 553; Page: ; Enumeration District: 70; Image: 338.0.
Living on 918 3rd Avenue
Thoughts, Help are always welcome!!!
Thank you again!
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