John Upton POWELL

In the wise providence of God, Sunday afternoon, February 20th, 1921, the summons of death came to John Upton Powell. He was born four miles east of Polo, Illinois, Ogle County, June 28th, 1871, and at the time of his death was 49 years, 7 months and 20 years of age.

He was a son of Samuel W. and Sara Powell. The father still lives on the old home place, the mother having departed this life over seventeen years ago. The decedent was married to Miss Della Hurdle on February 11th, 1904. To this union were born three sons and four daughters, who remain to mourn the loss of a kind father.

He is survived by his wife, seven children, two brothers, George and William Powell, and his aged father; many other relatives and friends also grieve the loss of Mr. Powell.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Evangelical Church. Rev. C. G. Unangst of Dixon officiating, assisted by the local pastor, Rev. P. O. Bailey. Music was furnished by the Evangelical Church choir. Interment was made in Fairmount Cemetery.

Contributed by Julie Bartimus (source unknown)

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