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Fayette County, Alabama
~ Family of Stanton Alonzo Powell ~

STANTON ALONZO POWELL was born 11 Apr 1883 in Bluff, Fayette Co., AL; died 29 Oct 1933 at Valley Baptist Hospital, Harlingen, Cameron Co., TX; buried Harlingen Cemetery.

He married (1) 22 Oct 1903 in Fayette Co., AL, MATTIE L. DOLLAR.  She was born 8 Nov 1878 in AL; died 2 May 1907 in Fayette Co., AL; buried Shady Grove Nazarene Church Cemetery, Fayette Co., AL (see photo of headstone).

Children of Stanton Powell and Mattie Dollar:
James POWELL, b. 1 Sep 1904 in Fayette Co., AL; d. 2 May 1905 in Fayette Co., AL; bur. Shady Grove Nazarene Church Cemetery (identified only as "child of S.A. and M.L. Powell" on headstone).
Arthor & Cleora Powell SilasCleora Kathern "Cleo" POWELL (pictured right with husband), b. 15 Dec 1905 in Fayette Co., AL; d. 14 Jan 1992 at Hillcrest Hospital, Tulsa, Tulsa Co., OK; bur. Floral Heaven Memoral Gardens, Broken Arrow, OK.  She md. 2 Dec 1924, in Maud, Seminole Co., OK, Arthor Lee SILAS (SALLIS), b. 1898 in Itawamba Co., MS, (son of Jonathon Thomas SILAS/SALLIS and Sarah Jane GREENE).  [Click on photo to enlarge.]

NOTE:  Cleo POWELL was listed among the students of Bluff School about 1912 (see photo).  She worked alongside her father in the cotton fields.

Stanton & Winnie Powell
Stanton & Winnie Powell (2nd wife)

STANTON ALONZO POWELL married (2), 29 Mar 1909, in Walker Co., AL, WINNIE LEE ROMINE.  She was born 22 Feb 1890 in Fayette Co., AL, (daughter of Amo ROMINE and Margaret KIKER) died 19 Sep 1952 in Rio Hondo, Cameron Co., TX; buried probably Harlingen Cemetery.

Children of  Stanton Powell and Winnie Romine:
Augie Naomi POWELL; md. Lewis HATCH.
Joseph Reuben POWELL; md. Lenora "Babe" ULRICH.
Roy Romine POWELL; md. Lena "Doris" ATTLES.
Jimmie Nell POWELL; md/1 Emory WALTERS; md/2 Max GOSS.
Johnnie Belle POWELL, b. 14 Aug 1920 in Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX; d. 5 Mar 1999 in Oak Grove, MO.
Dorthy Faye POWELL, b. 28 Sep 1927 in Brownsville, TX; d. 2 Mar 1995 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS; md. Ralph Taylor.
Margaret Lee "Margie" POWELL.

NOTE:  The identity of Stanton POWELL's parents is uncertain.  He may have been the son of E.A. POWELL and a Miss THOMPSON — the names inscribed on Stanton's death certificate by his second wife, Mrs. Winnie POWELL.  Winnie should have been able to correctly identify her mother-in-law, considering that the two women appear to have lived together for more than a decade.  Both were recorded in Stanton's household on the U.S. census in 1910 and 1920.  Listed as Eliza H. and Eliza, respectively, Stanton's mother was born about 1853 in Alabama.  Other evidence suggests that she was Eliza Hasseltine POWELL (1852-1925), also known as Hasseltine or "Puss" POWELL, a highly regarded midwife in the Bluff community.  More research is needed to resolve this matter.

Stanton attended school with his only sibling, Bertha Lee POWELL (1876-1948), at the Bluff school in the mid-1880s.  He was listed as a voter in Bluff in 1904.  Stanton remarried in 1909 and left Fayette County sometime after 1912.  The family lived in Oklahoma (Pittsburg and Seminole counties) before settling in Cameron Co., TX, about 1920.  Stanton A. POWELL was struck and killed by a car while he was walking home from work one evening in 1933. 

Please send additions/corrections to
Barbara Jean Prather
(great-granddaughter of Stanton and Mattie Powell)

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