William Wood Powell Jr.

b. 23 August 1890, d. 20 February 1967
  • William Wood Powell Jr. was born on 23 August 1890 in Pana, Christian County, Illinois.
  • William Wood Powell and Sarah Malloy McEachin appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in St. Louis, Missouri, at 6926 Bradley Avenue. Other members of the household included William Wood Powell Jr., Evelyn Elizabeth Powell, Mary McEachin Powell, Virginia Lee Powell, Mildred Falconer Powell and George Powell.
  • William Wood Powell Jr. appeared in the 1908 St. Louis, Missouri, City Directory at 3939 Washington Boulevard employed as a clerk by Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware Company..
  • He was employed as a hardware clerk, according to the 1910 census.
  • William Wood Powell Jr. appeared in the 1914 St. Louis, Missouri, City Directory at 4350 West Pine Boulevard listed as a foreman..
  • William Wood Powell Jr. registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in St. Louis, Missouri, while single and living at 4350 West Pine in St. Louis, and employed as a railroad towerman by the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis.
  • 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.
  • William Wood Powell Jr. died on 20 February 1967 at age 76 in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Last Edited: 24 Jul 2010