OBITUARIES



POWER, GEORGE W.

George W Power

(Died June 1, 1899)

George W Power was born Oct 14, 1813 in Bath County, Kentucky. He was related to the Bryant's of Bryant's Station, a noted family and the station a historic place in the early settlement and sanguinary conflicts with Indians in those gloomy days on "The Dark and Bloody Ground"

In 1840, Mr Power came to Menard County, Illinois, and in the year 1843, he was joined in marriage to Miss Dorothy Hornback, on August 17. To them were born seven children, of these, five are living: John W. in Missouri; Nancy E Trumbo in Iowa; Robert B on the old homestead; Sarah A Swetman in Menard Co; Martha P Brewer, Menard County; Mariah J Turner died some years ago, as also did James H Power. Mrs Power died April 11, 1870.

Mr Power-"Uncle George" - as he was called for years, was a very remarkable man in some respects. he was six feet-six inches "in his socks" before age bent his form, and was possessed with a wonderful degree of physical power. He was a man of sterling qualities in all relations of life. Being a devoted husband, a shadow was plainly visible over his life since the death of his wife nearly 30 years ago. He was a kind father and honored citizen.

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George W Power was the son of William and Elizabeth (Stogsdill) Power. The above obituary was copied from an original pasted in the old family Bible.

Transcribed by: Bette Jo Lawson


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