Benjamin Franklin Powell,, oldest son of Benjamin and Joanna Powell, was born in Greencastle, Franklin Co., PA, July 4, 1856. He came to Polo, Ill. about 45 years ago and settled in Ogle County. He was united in marriage to Esther Noble, March 4, 1910.
He united with the United Brethren Church at the Brick Church under the pastorate of Rev. S. Sanford.
He has suffered for some time not knowing the cause. He was taken to the hospital at Freeport on the first day of July, 1930 where he was a patient sufferer until God said "It is enough, come up higher" and he answered the call and stepped out of the mortal to be clothed with immortality.
He was at the time of his death 74 years, one month, and twenty days old.
He leaves to mourn his going; his beloved wife, one sister, Mrs. Lillian Snyder, of Rockford; one brother, John C. Powell of Brookville; nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends.
Tri-County Press, Polo, IL
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