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THE WESTERN STAR, 18 May 1900
Obituary of EARL M. POWELL
Powell - In Wichita Kansas, on Saturday, May 12, 1900, Earl M. Powell, of Logan tp., Comanche co., Kansas, aged 22 years, 2 months and 15 days.

Earl M. Powell was a native Kansan, having been born in Pratt co. on February 28, 1878. He was the son of Isaac and Zeda Powell, who were among the earliest settlers in Comanche co. The father died about four
years ago as a result of an apoplectic stroke. The mother and two sons, Earl and Claude, continued to live on the old homestead on Mule Creek in the eastern part of the county. Mrs. Perry M. Williams, of Logan tp., is
a sister of the deceased. About two months ago Earl suffered a severe and rather prolonged attack of measles which seems to have left him with his lungs affected. He was thought to be in no danger, however, until about ten days ago when his condition became somewhat alarming and he decided to go to Wichita where he placed himself in the hands of one of the best physicians in that city, and his friends had reason to hope for an immediate and permanent recovery. But on Friday evening he suddenly became worse and remained in an unconscious state until 1:15 p.m. on
Saturday when death came. His mother did not arrive at Wichita until several hours after death had occurred. The immediate cause of his death was pronounced to be acute tuberculosis. The remains were brought to
Coldwater on Monday and at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday funeral services were conducted in the M. E. church by Rev. C. M. Gray in the presence of a large number of the friends of the deceased. Burial took place in the
Coldwater cemetery. Earl was known all over Comanche co., and to know him was to honor and respect him. To be cut down as he was in his prime
of young manhood brings a peculiar sense of sadness to the surviving relatives and friends, but finite mind cannot understand the wisdom of the Finite "who doeth all things well."
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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