1925 Biography - Thomas Powell

Thomas B. Powell's family came here about Civil War times. He and a sister, who married Mr. Rendleman, were left orphans at an early age. Thomas lived in the home of Maj. A. J. Kuykendall when a boy and when old enough began working in a drug store for Dr. Damron where he learned to be a first class Pharmacist. He later entered business for himself which he carried on successfully. Socially he was an I. O. O. F., a mason and he and wife were members of the Christian church and the democratic party. He had few, if any, enemies, died 1924. He married first Rosa (see Johnson); second Vinnie Hartwell of Marion; they had two sons, Hartewell and Paul T. Hartwell was accidently killed while hunting and Paul T. is a young and active business man of Vienna, for family (see Price). Mrs. Powell still resides in Vienna where she devotes her time to music, church, family and friends.

Extracted 08 Feb 2017 by Norma Hass from 1925 A History of Johnson County, Illinois, by Mrs. P. T. Chapman, pages 421-422.

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