9/12/1918 1313 Edgar, Mattoon, Coles Co, IL was his address when he registered for the draft. He was 18 years old, verified his birth date, and listed his father as next of kin. He worked as a truck driver for Uncle Joseph Powell. He was described physically as medium height, medium build with brown hair and the color of eyes is unreadable.
1920 Mattoon, Coles Co, IL. He was living with his parents and was listed as a railroad baggageman in the census.
1939 Arthur, Moultrie Co, IL, was his address at reunion time and he attended alone.
El Cajon, CA
Living so far from the family, there are only fleeting memories of him and Ann. Dorisgene Webb said it best:
"Little Uncle Joe was harder for me to be close to, I saw him so seldom. But I knew he had a special place in Mom's heart. Aunt Ann was always so neat and meticulous. She made my first BLT (bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwich)."
(The family distinguished between their Uncle Joes by "Little Uncle Joe" Glenn Powell and "Big Uncle Joe" Heberdon Powell.)
Joe was the sole surviving member of his siblings but only by a couple of months, with the last 3 dying within the same year.