From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana

pages 619-620


Calvin P. Powers was born in Allegany County, N. Y., Jan. 19, 1834, a son of Winn and Betsey Powers.  He remained with his parents until his marriage and from that time on the old homestead, on sections 29 and 30.  He owns a fine farm of 320 acres, his residence being on section 30.  He was married Jan. 1, 1860, to Jane Clark, a native of Williams County, Ohio, born Sept. 23, 1840, a daughter of  H. N. and Eliza (Bailey) Clark, natives of Vermont, who settled in Williams County in December, 1836, where the mother died when Mrs. Powers was a child, and the father in October, 1859, in the sixtieth year of his age.  Their children are all living -- Mrs. Jerusha Teals, Joshua D., George J., Mrs. Sarah Huggett, Mrs. Julia Woodworth and Mrs. Jane Powers.  Mr. and Mrs. Powers have four children -- Lola, wife of Frank Brooks; Mora, Lila and Milo.  Mr. Powers is one of the prominent citizens of York Township, a man of sterling integrity, a worthy descendant of a worthy name.  In politics he is a Democrat.  He is not a believer in dogmas or creeds, but a lover of the great essentials of Christianity; a believer in the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God.  Mrs. Powers is a liberal-minded, cultured lady, and is loved for her pleasant home ways and kind, neighborly ministrations.



Submitted by Kim Davoli