Name: Sylvester Stephen Powell
Change Date: 02132012
Birth: MARCH 8, 1860 in Richmond, Virginia
Death: JULY 30, 1947 in Princeton, Worcester County, New York
Burial: 1947 Grafton, West Virginia
"The Sabbath Recorder", Vol 143, No 20, p 351, Nov. 17, 1947.
Rev. Sylvester Stephen Powell, son of Israel Rundell and Amanda Shepard Powell,
was born March 8, 1860, at Richmond, Va., and died July 30, 1947, at Holden Hospital,
near Princeton, Mass.
Dr. Powell was an ardent student of the Bible and a faithful servant of Jesus Christ his
Lord. In life he was both a teacher and a preacher, serving many years as pastor of
Seventh Day Baptist Churches.
He was married on two occasions, and five children were born to the first union: Paul R.
and Herber T. of Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. William Jones of Morgantown, W. Va.; Mrs. Earl
Gilchrest, Clarinda, Iowa; and Mrs. George Meinsinger of New Orleans, La. Later in life
Mr. Powell was married to Miss Lois Fay of Princeton, Mass., who survives him.
The memorial service was held at Sessions Chapel, Worcester, Mass., August 1, 1947,
and was conducted jointly by Rev. Bruce Roberts, Congregational minister of Princeton,
Mass., and Rev. C. Harmon Dickinson, pastor of the First Seventh Day Baptist Church of
Hopkinton, Ashaway, R. I. Afterwards the deceased was taken to Grafton, W. Va., for
interment in the family lot in Bluemont Cemetery following a memorial service in the Bartlett
Funeral Home, conducted jointly by Rev. Harry Wilson, pastor of the Christian Church of
Grafton, and Rev. John F. Randolph, pastor of the Ritchie Seventh Day Baptist Church at
Berea, W. Va. C. H. D.
Father: Israel Rundell Powell
Mother: Amanda Shepard
Sarah Elizabeth Post
JULY 15, 1886
in Rochester, Monroe County, New York
- Miriam Gertrude Powell
- Olive Marguerite Powell
- Paul Reginald Powell
- Helen Irene Powell
- Herbert Theodore Powell
Ida Adelle Perry b: JANUARY 5, 1868 in Center Township, Atchison County, Kansas
OCTOBER 21, 1916
in Hammond, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana
Lois Rebecca Fay