Eleanor Saphrona McClaine

b. 18 September 1893, d. 6 June 1953
  • Eleanor Saphrona McClaine was born on 18 September 1893 in Silverton, Marion County, Oregon.
  • The following appeared on 4 March 1926 in the Morning Oregonian: (Spokane, Wash., March 3) Adolph McClaine, 40 years a banker in the Pacific northwest, died this afternoon after an illness of three years or more. Mrs. McClaine was permitted only this morning to return from the hospital where she had been ordered more than a week ago by her physicians, and the son, Fielding McClaine, is so ill of influenza that he can not leave his bed. /P/ A. F. McClaine was born in 1860 at Silverton, Or., where his father was a banker. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1880 and later, with Albert Coolidge, formed the Coolidge & McClaine bank of Silverton. Mr. McClaine subsequently became president of the National Bank of Commerce in Tacoma and in 1908 came to Spokane to be president of the Traders' National bank and remained with that bank until it consolidated with the Spokane & Eastern Trust company in 1914. He was one of its directors, also vice-president of the Coolidge & McClaine bank and the National bank of Colfax. /P/ In 1886 he married May Underwood, whose father crossed the plains, as did Mr. McClaine's father. Of his immediate family, those living are his widow, a son, A. F. McClaine Jr., in Spokane, two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Keene and Miss Eleanor McClaine of Silverton, Or.
  • The following appeared on 10 April 1927 in The Sunday Oregonian: At a luncheon for which Mrs. Clarence W. Keene was hostess at her home in Silverton Wedensday the engagement of Miss Eleanor McClaine to George Powell of Portland was announced. Covers were placed for 12 intimate friends of the bride-elect.
         Miss McClaine is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Fielding McClaine and a sister of the late A. F. McClaine of Spokane. She attended the University of Oregon and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. Mr. Powell is the son of Mrs. Sallie McEachin Powell of St. Louis and is a prominent business man of Portland.
         No date has been set for the wedding.
  • She married George Powell, son of William Wood Powell and Sarah Malloy McEachin, on 18 September 1927 in Silverton, Marion County, Oregon.
  • The following appeared on 15 January 1929 in the Morning Oregonian: Sallie McClaine Powell was born Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. George Powell, and when news of her arrival spread through the shipping circles yesterday the happy father, who is president of the Oregon-Pacific company, was decidedly busy accepting congratulation on behalf of himself and family. Miss Powell was credited with a weight of close to nine pounds.
  • The following appeared on 16 September 1931 in the Morning Oregonian: Mr. and Mrs. George Powell are receiving congratulations upon the arrival of a daughter, born September 13, at Emanual hospital. The little girl, who is their second daughter, has been named Eleanor Evelyn.
  • 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.
  • Her husband George Powell became a widower at her death.
  • Eleanor Saphrona McClaine died on 6 June 1953 at age 59 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.
  • She was interred at Portland Memorial Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.
  • 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 9 June 1953 in The Oregonian: [DIed] June 6, Eleanor McClaine [Powell] of 2547 SW Hill Crest drive; wife of George Powell; mother of Mrs. W. K. (Sallie) Gates, Eleanor Evelyn, and George F. Powell; sister of Mrs. C. W. Keene; four grandchildren. Funeral services Tuesday, 10 am. in Finley's Rose Chapel, SW Montgomery at 4th. Friends invited. Private commitment.
  • 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.
  • Last Edited: 10 Jan 2011

Family: George Powell b. 5 July 1889, d. 4 January 1956