Lorain County, Ohio
John H. Powell
March 12th, of Typhoid Pneumonia, at the residence of S. H. Steele, in Amherst, John H. Powell, aged 23 years.
Young Powell was a native of Simcoe, Canada West, and was merely a temporary sojourner here. Although comparatively a stranger, he had by his virtue and exalted worth, called around him many friends who were untiring in their efforts to administer comfort and consolation during his afflictions. His remains were removed to his native place for interment. A brief and beautiful address was pronounced by the Rev. Mr. Hitchcock, of the above place, to a large and attentive audience who had convened to pay a last mournful tribute of respect to the virtuous dead, ere his remains were removed. [Elyria Independent Democrat (Elyria, Ohio), March 23, 1864 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
Elyria, O., ae. 69. Mr. P. was a grandson of Gen. Putnam, of revolutionary memory, who immortalized himself in early times by killing the wolf, and afterwards on the battle field. He was for many years a faithful magistrate in this place, and at the time of his death was a member of the Lorain bar. [Source: "Annual Obituary Notices of Eminent Persons who have died in the United States for 1858" by Hon. Nathan Crosby; John P. Jewett and Co., pub. 1859.]
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