George Fielding Powell

b. 16 January 1933, d. 10 April 2003
  • George Fielding Powell was born on 16 January 1933 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
  • The following appeared on 17 January 1933 in The Morning Oregonian: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Powell yesterday afternoon at the Wilcox Memorial hospital and the word went forth from Mr. Powell, who is head of the Powell shipping company, that Mrs. Powell and the newcomer were progressing. The junior member of the family has two sisters, Sally and Evelyn.
  • The following appeared on 8 June 1953 in The Oregonian: Funeral for Eleanor McClaine Powell, 59, of 2547 S. W. Hill Crest drive, will be Tuesday at 10 a. m. at Finley's Rose chapel. Private committal will be at Portland Memorial cemetery.
         Mrs. Powell, born September 18, 1893, at Silverton, died Saturday.
         She is survived by the widower, George Powell, by two daughters, Mrs. W. K. Gates of Salem and Eleanor Evelyn Powell of Portland; a son, George F. Powell, U. S. army; a sister, Mrs. C. W. Keene of Silverton; and by four grandchildren.
         Mrs. Powell in World War I was associated with the American Red Cross. She was a member of St. Mark's Episcopal church.
  • The following appeared on 23 December 1954 in The Oregonian: Mr. and Mrs. George Archibald Kingsley announce the engagement of their daughter Ann to Cpl. George Fielding Powell, U. S. army, son of George Powell. No date has been set for the wedding. /P/ Miss Kingsley, a graduate of the Catlin school, had a year at Vasser before entering Lewis and Clark college. /P/ Corporal Powell is a graduate of Columbia preparatory school. After his discharge from the army in February, he plans to enter the University of Oregon. Now stationed at Fort Lewis, Corporal Powell is home for the holidays.
  • The following appeared on 6 January 1956 in The Oregonian: George Powell, 66, widely known in Northwest shipping circles, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan hospital.
         He was founder of the Oregon Pacific Steamship company and builder of the Oceanic terminals, which later became the Powell Shipping company, of which he was president. For many years he was vice consul here for The Netherlands. Queen Juliana knighted him with the Order of the Orange Nassau.
         Mr. Powell was born July 5, 1889, in Pana, Ill., coming to Portland in 1917. He was a major in the transportation department of the army air corps in World War I.
         During the war he was assistant Pacific coast director of the war shipping administration. He was a life member of Columbia lodge No. 114, AF&AM, St. Marks Episcopal Church and was a board member of Good Samaritan hopsital for many years. Two Daughters, Son Survive. His wife, Eleanor McClaine Powell, died in 1953. Mr. Powell lived at 1831 S. W. Park avenue.
         Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Sallie P. Kelly, Salme, and Mrs. Evelyn P. Henwood, Portland; son, George Fielding Powell, Portland; three sisters, Evelyn and Mary Powell, St. Louis, Mo., and Mrs. S. H. Mills, Denver; brother, William, St. Louis, and six grandchildren.
         Services will be Saturday at 9 a. m. at St. Marks Episcopal church. The body will lie in state before then at J. P. Finley & Son. Private commitment will be at Portland Memorial.
         The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Damon Runyon cancer fund.
  • The following appeared on 7 January 1956 in The Oregonian: [Died] January 4, George Powell, of 1831 SW Park; husband of the late Eleanor McClaine Powell; father of Mrs. Sallie P. Kelly, Mrs. Evelyn P. Henwood, George F. Powell. Services Saturday, 9 am in St. Mark's Episcopal church, NW 21st and Marshall st. Friends invited. Private commitment. Friends who prefer may contribute to Damon Runyon Cancer fund. Columbia lodge No. 114, AF&AM participating. J. P. Finley & Son, Directors.
  • George Fielding Powell died on 10 April 2003 at age 70 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
  • Last Edited: 11 Jul 2010