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Private Johnnie* Powell

U.S. Army
Ser. # 1,511,029

July __, 1894 – October 19, 1918
Burial Location Unknown

Gold Star Mother
Louisiana (Edison) Powell


Private Johnnie Powell [July __, 1894 – October 19, 1918] U S. Army was born to James** Powell [September __, 1866 - March 31, 1942] and Louisiana (Edison) Powell [November __, 1867 – October 28, 1929] at Cedar Lane, Matagorda County, Texas.  He died from Broncho Pneumonia bilateral [Probable Spanish Flu] at the Base Hospital, Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  He was attached to Port # 10 Detachment Camp, 36th  (T Patch) Division.  He is buried at Cedar Lane, the location of the grave is currently unknown.  Besides his parents he was survived by five brothers and one sister.  As best as can be determined from available records his family was living at Cedar Lane when he joined the Army and when he died.  He gave his occupation as farmer on his draft registration card.  His parents are buried at Buckner's Prairie, locations of the graves are unknown, but possibly at the Powell Cemetery.

*1900 Federal Census for Matagorda County, TX gives his name as John.

**On Johnnie Powell’s Death Certificate father’s name given as Jimmie Powell, Cedar Lane, Texas.


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