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Charles Powell died at Omaha, 1884. He was born in Geneva, N.Y., on May 13, 1811, and was therefore at the time of his demise 73 years of age. He was married in 1843 to Miss Catherine M. Bacon, a lady who was a native also of New York, the wedding taking place at Jonesville, Mich. Mr. Powell came to Nebraska in 1858, and located at De Soto, to which point he transported an extensive outfit of machinery with which he started a mill, one of the first and most valuable to settlers in this territory. Two years later Mr. Powell brought out his family, and after seven years residence at De Soto they removed to this city, where in the social, religious, and commercial life of the community they have been valued factors.