STEUBEN REPUBLICAN, May 5, 1875, pg. 3, col.5


Powers-April 15th, 1875, of cancer in the breast, at
Northwest, Williams Co., Ohio, Clara L. Jones (formerly
of East Milan) wife of Edwin Powers, aged 39 years.

She sleeps, and never more
Shall pain distort her brow;
Her sufferings all are o'er,
Her white hands folded now.
A husband's tender care
Strove long to keep her here,
And children, sweet and fair,
Clung to that mother dear.
Brothers' and sisters' love
Would fain have stayed the dart
Stern Death, his power to prove,
Had aimed at Clara's heart.
But she, with patient smile,
Bore all with meekest grace,
And murmuring not the while,
Passed on to death's embrace.
No more we'll meet thee here,
But on that better shore
Thou'll greet us, sister dear,
Where partings are no more.
E. E. B.

Additional information:

Clarissa (Clara) L. (Jones) Powers was born 02 Dec 1838,
near Milan, Ohio, and died at the farm home in Northwest
Township, Williams County, Ohio, on 05 Apr 1875. She is
buried in Powers Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana. She
was the 2nd wife of Edwin Powers whom she married 08 Oct
1857. Edwin was born 17 Feb 1831 and died 01 Dec 1900 at
Angola, Indiana. He was the son of Winn and Betsey
(Reeves) Powers.

Children born to the marriage are:

Winn Powers, born 01 Aug 1858; died 17 Oct 1858.
Arthur Powers, born 05 Aug 1859; died 15 Sep 1859.
Winn Powers, born 29 Apr 1861.
Edwin R. Powers, born 25 Oct 1863; died 13 Oct
Dora B. Powers, born 01 Oct 1864.
Victor Powers, born 01 May 1866; died 17 Sep 1866.
Frank Leo Powers, born 11 Dec 1867.
Daisy D. (Powers) Wiseman, born 13 Jul 1873.

Submitted By: Mona Hilden-Beckwith