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Born:  25 Dec 1845 in Athens Co., Ohio
Died:  26 Jul 1915 in Hartwell, Henry Co., Missouri

A Good Man Gone - Bro. P. S. BOYLES was born in Athens County, Ohio, Dec. 25, 1845. He departed life here July 26, 1915, at the age of 69 years, 7 months, and 1 day. He was married to Amanda MERANDA March 14, 1878. To this union 7 children were born, of whom 4 are living, the others having died in their infancy. He came with his parents to Missouri in 1860. Bro. Boyles made a profession of religion and joined the Huntington Baptist church in 1866 with his brother G. W. BOYLES. He joined the Hartwell Baptist church some 18 or 20 years ago. He was a great man to visit the sick far and near. He was an obliging neighbor, a true father, a kind husband and a friend to all. He was one of our best friends. To know him was to admire him. Our temporary loss is his eternal gain. He leaves a wife, a brother, a half brother, a sister, 4 children and a host of friends to mourn his leaving us. His daughter, Mrs. Mary GAFFIN, of Lexington, Mo., who had been so untiring in her efforts to comfort him in every way possible was not able to attend the funeral because of sickness. Bro. BOYLES was sick for over three years. His funeral was held in the Hartwell Baptist church, July 27, 1915, by the writer at 2:30 p.m. Text. 1st John 3:2: "We shall be like Him." Subject: Heaven. Pall bearers: W. E. Dunn, R.L. Blevins, Chis Norris, John Eli, George Moore, R. M. Morgan. He was buried in the beautiful Norris cemetery, some two miles north of Hartwell. - J. M. Ramsey - Card of Thanks: We desire to thank our friends and neighbors for their assistance and sympathy during the illness and death of our loved on. Mrs. Amanda BOYLES and Children. - G. N. BOYLES

Born:  30 Mar 1860 in Harrison Co., Indiana
Died:  1938 in Lexington, Henry Co., Missouri

Mrs. BOYLES, 78, Dies Last Night - Funeral Services to Be Held at Home Tomorrow Afternoon Mrs. Amanda BOYLES, 78 years of age, died at 7:30 o'clock last night at her home at 216 South Twenty-fourth street. She had been ill since suffering a stroke of paralysis last May 16. Mrs. BOYLES had been a resident of Lexington for the past eleven years. She was the daughter of the late George and Elizabeth Clark MERANDA and was born on March 30, 1860 in Indiana. She was married on March 14, 1878 in Henry county, Missouri, to Peter S. BOYLES who preceded her in death on July 26, 1915. She was a member of the Baptist church. Mrs. BOYLES is survived by two sons, Sam H. BOYLES of Lexington and Alfred P. BOYLES of Quincy, Illinois; one daughter, Mrs. Izetta DUNKLE of Pueblo, Colo.; a brother A. P. MERANDA of Lathrop, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. A. E. MELTON, Houston, Tex.; eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. James A. Adams at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home of Sam BOYLES of South Twenty-fourth street. The burial will be in Machpelan cemetery.

Born:  January 13, 1841 in Simpson Co., Kentucky
Died:  1894 in Hartwell, Henry Co., Missouri
Married:  George Washington Boyles 22 Dec 1865 in Huntingdale, Henry Co., Missouri

Mrs. Louisa BOYLES died at her home in Hartwell on the 9th. She was born in Simpson county, KY, Jan 13 1841 and married G. W. BOYLES, who survives her, in 1865. Beside her husband, several children mourn her loss.


Born:  December 4, 1897
Died:  October 7, 1954 in Henry Co., Missouri

Alva Marion POWERS was born 4 December 1897 and entered into rest 7 October 1954. He was united in marriage to Leona May HOPKINS on 3 Feb 1927 and to this union five children were born. Services were conducted by Vansant's and were held at Garland Baptist Church on 10 October 1954, at 2 p.m. Officiating was Rev. William F. Smith. Pallbearers were Lawrence Norcross, Edgar Rissel, Earl Wheeler, Carl Howard, Eugene Straw and William E. Morgan. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.


Born:  November 9, 1907 in Henry Co., Missouri
Died:  March 4, 1995 in Henry Co., Missouri
Leona May HOPKINS daughter of Artiemus Acy and Effie Young HOPKINS, was born Nov 9, 1907, near Calhoun, the third eldest of six children. The family later moved to the Norris community where she graduated from high school. On Feb 3, 1927, Leona was united in marriage to Alva Marion POWERS and to this union five children were born. They lived on the family farm south of Norris and were active members of the Garland Baptist Church. Alva died in October of 1954 and Leona remained on the farm until the youngest daughter completed high school. In 1957, she moved to Kansas City to find work and was able to do what she loved -- sewing. Until her retirement she worked for the Peterson Cap and Gown Company and Wilson Sporting goods, taking much pleasure outfitting her grandchildren in miniature warm-up jackets exactly like the Globe-Trotters or other big name game players. While living in Kansas City, Leona was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church. She worked in the nurseries of the church, caring for the little babies most of the time. In 1971, Leona moved to Clinton to be near her family and has lived at her Wetzel Circle address for over 22 years. She always made sure her hands were busy, whether it was sewing for others or herself, crocheting or piecing quilts, most of which she gave to family members. Although her strength was failing, in January she started cutting and piecing another quilt. Leona entered Golden Valley Memorial Hospital on January 22, 1995, and found eternal rest on Saturday evening, March 4. Leona was a member of the First Baptist Church, Clinton, where she attended as long as her health permitted. She is survived by the children, Anna May (Mrs. Brack) CROOKS, Marian Ruth (Mrs. Melvin) CHILDERS, Betty Jane (Mrs. Henry) BIGLER and Doris Lee (Mrs. Elmer) FIELDS, all of Clinton, and Earl Gene POWERS of Creighton; as well as 18 grandchildren, Lola Lewis, Boyd and Gary Childers, Jim, Tom and Susan Crooks, Jerry Powers, Karen Huey, Dennis Fields, Jane Ballou, Melody Paddock, Julie, Bruce, Brian, Shawn, Tristan, Travis and Lindley Bigler and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Mary Lett, and one sister-in-law, Wilma Hopkins, both of Odessa, and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church, Tuesday, March 7, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ronald Chastine officiating. Pallbearers were Jerry Powers, Dennis Fields, Boyd and Gary Childers, Bruce, Brian, Shawn, Tristan, Travis and Lindley Bigler, Jim and Tom Crooks. Burial was in Englewood Cemetery, Clinton.


Born:  February 19, 1848 in Petersburg, New York
Died:  1926 in Shawnee Mound, Henry Co., Missouri
Married:  Charles Edward Powers March 30, 1870 in Schaticoke, New York

Clinton MO

The community at Shawnee Mound, was greatly shocked Friday afternoon to learn of the death of Mrs. Carrie POWERS. Aunt Carrie (the name which everyone knew her by) was born in Petersburg, N.Y. on February 19, 1848. She grew to young womanhood and was educated in the schools of her birthplace. Her maiden name was Carrie Clark. She married Charles Edward POWERS of Shawnee Mound, Mo., at Schaticoke, N.Y., March 30, 1870. She lived at her home one year after her marriage before coming west. After coming to Missouri, she lived one year on the place now owned by L. D. POWERS. The remainder of her life was spent on the farm where she died, having lived there 54 years. Uncle Charley, as he was known here, passed away March 9, 1901, leaving Aunt Carrie a widow for 25 years. To this union was born one son, Clark Reynolds POWERS. She leaves Clark and his wife, three grandchildren, Charles and Everett, at home, Mrs. G. E. RUCKER near Shawnee Mound, and one sister, Mrs. John B. CLARK near Petersburg, N.Y., to mourn her death. She also leaves other relatives and a host of friends in New York and Missouri, to mourn her passing away. Aunt Carrie was a member of the Baptist church of Petersburg, N.Y. She was also a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society of Shawnee Mound. Funeral services were held at the home by Rev. Lindsay Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Shawnee Mound cemetery.

Born:  July 11, 1909, Shawnee Mound, Henry Co., Missouri
Died:  December 1, 1997 in Shawnee Mound, Henry Co., Missouri

Daily Democrat
Clinton MO

Charles William (Chuck) POWERS, 88, son of Clark and Levina (FOSTER) POWERS, was born July 11, 1909, at home on the C. E. POWERS homestead located on the east side of Shawnee Mound. Charles departed from life December 1, 1997. Charles spent his entire life in the Shawnee Mound and Clinton communities. He graduated from Shawnee Mound High School in 1927. On Feb 16, 1938, Charles was united in marriage to Lorena PARKERand to this union two sons were born, Charles Dale, who preceded him in death in 1988 and Gary Lynn. Charles lifetime career was farming and raising livestock and he was especially fond of tending his well-cared for cattle and hogs. Charles was assessor for his township for approximately 24 years. Funeral services for both Mr. and Mrs. POWERS were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, at Consalus Chapel, Clinton. Pallbearers were Leroy Hetherington, Dale Church, Temple Tillman, John Newell, David Wilson and Paul Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were Delano Johnson, Bob Ayers and Robert Walden. Burials were in Englewood Cemetery, under the direction of Consalus Funeral Home, Clinton.


Born:  June 24, 1912 in Henry Co., Missouri
Died:  November 30, 1997 in Henry Co., Missouri

Lorena Fern PARKER POWERS, the third daughter of Abraham Lincoln PARKER and Annie Sarah ROHNING PARKER, was born June 24, 1912, at the home five and one-half miles east of Clinton in the Alberta neighborhood. She returned to the Lord on November 30, 1997, at the age of 85 years. At the age of 18, she and her family moved into the Highland School neighborhood, four miles west of Calhoun. After finishing school, she was employed at a Clinton hatchery which was the popular place of employment at that time. She and Charles made their first home northeast of Shawnee Mound for several years, then moved to their own farm west of Quarles. They spent 38 years there making good and busy lives. Lorena was tax collector for Shawnee Township for 10 years. She and her family were dedicated members of the Quarles Baptist Church, having joined there in 1953. She was in the Sunday School and church chorister for over 20 years. Also, taught Sunday school classes there and at the Highland Sunday School for 52 years. Her husband, Charles, survives. However, he died on Dec 1, 1997, the day following Lorena's death.


Born:  April 19, 1827 in Troy, New York
Died:   October 5, 1895 Near Shawnee Mound, Henry Co., Missouri

Clinton, MO
Oct 12 1895
J. H. POWERS died at his home near Shawnee Mound last Saturday and his funeral was preached at the residence on Sunday by Rev. J. H. Houx of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, to one of the largest assemblies ever seen at a funeral. He was born in New York State in 1827 and was one of our best and most respected citizens.

Born:  December 2, 1804 in New York
Died:  October 15, 1892 in Henry Co., Missouri

Clinton MO
Oct 15 1892


A Good Woman Gone - Mrs. Lucy POWERS, mother of John and Charley POWERS, died at the home of the latter, southeast of Shawnee Mound Sunday evening with complication of diseases. Born in central new York Dec. 2, 1804; has been residing in this state with her sons for a number of years. A Methodist who lived a Christian life. The body was embalmed by Frank Kitchen the night of her death. A short funeral service was held at the residence Monday afternoon and she was brought to Clinton and put on the early train for the old home in New York, there to be placed beside her husband. John and Charley Powers accompanied the remains.

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