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POWELL Thomas W.

Male 1843 - 1906  (62 years)


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  • Name POWELL Thomas W. 
    Born 23 May 1843  , , , Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Feb 1906  , Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 1 Mar 1906  [2
    • Benton County Democrat
      Bentonville, AR
      March 1, 1906

      POWELL, Thos. W. - {from The Saturday Siloam Springs Daily Republic} The startling news reached town late yesterday afternoon that Thos. W. Powell, a well-known farmer who lived on Flint creek north of town, had been killed in a runaway accident between his home and Gentry.

      From the most reliable information that can be obtained it appears that Mr. Powell was driving home from Gentry where he had been to the flourmill when his team became frightened and ran away. The spring seat broke and Mr. Powell was thrown to the ground where he was found a few minutes later by a neighbor in a dying conduction. So far as known there were no eye witnesses to the accident but from the circumstances surrounding the case it is evident that Mr. Powell's team ran away, that the spring seat broke, throwing him to the ground and that one of the wagon wheels struck him a crushing blow at the base of the brain, as a frightful wound was found on that part of the body. The accident occurred near the Dennis Chastain farm, three miles from Gentry, and a man, whose name we could not learn. Living on the place, saw a team hitched to a wagon running along the road without a driver. He looked down the road toward the north and saw a man sitting in the highway holding his hands to his head. He ran to him and found it was Mr. Powell. The latter did not speak after the man reached him and expired in a few minutes. The body was taken home and the sorrow of the stricken family was beyond the power of the pen to describe.

      It was certainly a most horrible and deplorable accident and has cast a gloom over the entire community. Deceased was born and reared on the old Powell place on Flint creek just above his home and at the time of his death was 62 years of age.

      He was a son of Dr. Henry Powell, who came from Tennessee and settled on Flint creek as early as 1845. Before the civil war Dr. Powell was one of the wealthiest land and slave owners in Benton county. He died in 1867 and left a large family of sons and daughters to inherit his property. Thos. W. Powell was a quiet, unassuming citizen who attended strictly to his own affairs and his word was as good as gold.

      He leaves a wife and eight living children to mourn his sad and untimely death. The names of the children are James, who lives in Washington, Charley, Penny, Mollie, Nellie, Maggie, John and Willie. He also leaves several brothers and sister. Deceased was a member of the Masonic fraternity and the funeral services will be conducted under the auspices of that order.

      The funeral will take place tomorrow at 2 p.m. and the remains will be laid to rest in the Phagan cemetery. The Daily joins the entire community in extending deep sympathy to the sadly bereaved family and relatives.
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    Buried Phagan Cemetery, West Point, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I317  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Collier Branch
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2016 

    Family WRIGHT Susan Elizabeth,   b. 1855, , Yancy Mills, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, , , Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 14 Apr 1872  , Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. POWELL James
     2. POWELL Charley
     3. POWELL Penny
     4. POWELL Molly
     5. POWELL Nellie
     6. POWELL Maggie
     7. POWELL John
     8. POWELL Willie
     9. POWELL Infant Son,   b. 18 May 1874,   d. 18 May 1874  (Age 0 years)
     10. POWELL Samuel P.,   b. 18 Apr 1875,   d. 15 Oct 1879  (Age 4 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F153  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1843 - , , , Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Apr 1872 - , Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Feb 1906 - , Siloam Springs, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Phagan Cemetery, West Point, Benton County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S755] Find A Grave. Database and Digital Images., Website: Find A Grave., (http://findagrave.com: accessed 18 February 2011), memorial page for Thomas W. Powell (1843-1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37281257, citing Phagan Cemetery, West Point, Benton County, Arkansas (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S755] Find A Grave. Database and Digital Images., Website: Find A Grave., (http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37281257 : accessed 18 February 2011); entry for Thomas W. Powell in Phagan Cemetery, West Point, Benton County, Arkansas (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S223] King, Cecil. History of Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri, (Ozark, Missouri : Dogwood Printing, 1996), Book: History of Yancy Mills, Phelps Co., Missouri., p. 128.