Fayette County, Alabama
~ Family of Stanton Alonzo Powell ~
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).
of Stanton Powell and Mattie Dollar:
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).
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,
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.]
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 (2nd wife)
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.
of Stanton Powell and Winnie Romine:
Naomi POWELL; md. Lewis HATCH.
Reuben POWELL; md. Lenora "Babe" ULRICH.
Romine POWELL; md. Lena "Doris" ATTLES.
Nell POWELL; md/1 Emory WALTERS;
md/2 Max GOSS.
Belle POWELL, b. 14 Aug 1920 in Brownsville, Cameron Co., TX; d.
5 Mar 1999 in Oak Grove, MO.
Faye POWELL, b. 28 Sep 1927 in Brownsville, TX; d. 2 Mar 1995 in
Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS; md. Ralph
Lee "Margie" POWELL.
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"
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
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
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.
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