The only census in which this family has been found is:
5/3/1910 Rockville, Bates Co, MO. At census time Thomas was 54 years old, had been married 33 years to Sarah, 50, who had birthed 3 children, all living with them: Lucy, 31, Joseph F, 27, and Grace, 10, Also counted there was Sarah's widowed mother, Elizabeth Ballew, 71.
Obit: Thomas E. Powell (1923)
Source: Unknown newspaper from Susan Henrietta's Scrapbook, Probably Princeton, Missouri.
Thos. E. Powell Dead
Well Remembered Former Mercer Countian Succumbed to Pneumonia January 17 at Hepler, Kansas
B. F. Powell and his son, Judge John E. Powell were called to Hepler, Kansas, last week by the death of their brother and uncle, Thomas E. Powell, who died of pneumonia at his home near Hepler, Kansas, after a short illness.
Thomas Eli Powell was a son of Moses Powell, a pioneer of the county and was born in Mercer County, Jan. 14, 1854. He was a brother of B. F. Powell and John L. Powell, deceased. He moved away from Mercer County in 1886 and has since resided on a farm in Bourbon County, Kansas near Hepler. He died January 17, 1923, aged 69 years and 3 days. On January 13, 1878 he was married to Miss Sarah H. Ballew, daughter of Hilance
Ballew, who was well known to many of our older citizens. At the age of 18 he united with the Christian church at Princeton, under the preaching of Dr. Samuel Shook, a brother of the late Joseph Shook.
He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, and three children, Joseph T. Powell, in business at Hepler; Lucy Palmer, of near Hepler and their single daughter, Miss Grace Powell, all of whom were at his bedside when his spirit took its flight.
His funeral was conducted by Elder James H. Crockett in the First Christian church at Hepler of which the deceased had been a constant and faithful member for more than half a century.
He was a man of excellent habits, of fine moral character, and the fact that he has dropped out of the ranks will bring grief to many of our readers with whom he formerly associated.