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Obituary of   Benjamin W Powell

1915 May 2
Oregonian - May 2, 1915  

Veteran’s Career Long

B. W. Powell Once City Recorder for Medford Grand Army in Charge of Funeral of Former Judge of Colfax County, Nebraska.
Benjamin W. Powell, the Civil War Veteran who died at his home at 723 Michigan Avenue last Wednesday, at the age of 71 years, was born in DeKalb County, Indiana.

He served in Company C of the Fourteenth Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and in Company C of the Seventy-fourth Regiment of Indiana Volunteer Infantry.  He received honorable discharge at the close of the war.

He had been a member of General Compson Post, 22, Department of Oregon of the Grand Army of the Republic and was an Odd Fellow.

He was admitted to practice at the bar of Nebraska and at one time was Judge of Colfax County.

After coming to Oregon, Mr. Powell was City Recorder of Medford for a term and later was the first City Attorney of Castle Rock, Washington.  He removed to Portland in 1907.

Funeral services were held Friday from the Chapel of the Chambers Undertaking Company at Killingsworth and Kerby Streets, under the auspices of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Transcribed and contributed by:  Frances Cooley

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