Calvin P. Powers

Source: 1880 Atlas of Steuben County, IN p.55 c.2

This gentleman was born in Allegany County, NY, January 19,1833, and is the son of Winn and Betsy Powers, and the fourth in a family of seven children. His youth was spent in York Township, Steuben County, Ind., whither he came with his parents when but four years old. He was married in Reading, Michigan, January 1,1860 to Nancy Jane Clark, daughter of Horatio N. and Eliza (Bailey) Clark, natives of New York state. Mrs. Powers was born in Williams County, Ohio, September 23, 1840 and by her marriage has the following children: Lola A., born February 15,1861; Mora A., August 10,1864; Lila A., September 4, 1866; and Milo A., September 18, 1868. Mrs. Powers is a pleasant, affable lady, and makes her home bright and happy. “Put” Powers is one of the best farmers in York Township, and at his home everyone will find an honest welcome. He is a quiet unassuming man; of few words, but those are always to the point. He makes few promises, but those few he never breaks; his word being too sacred to be trifled with. In every duty of a citizen he will be found lacking in none. Politically, a Democrat; in religion, liberal -- he has by his honesty and consistency gained the confidence and respect of a wide circle of Steuben’s best citizens.