Sunday, January 24, 2016

Mrs Elvira J. Stockwell Powers


Birth: Aug. 6, 1827
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1871
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Daughter of James and Prudence Stockwell.

In 1860, Elvira J. Powers, age 30, was a school teacher living in Roscoe, Winnebago county, Illinois.

Army Nurse, and author of "Hospital Pencillings; being a Diary while in Jefferson General Hospital, Jeffersonville, Ind., and others at Nashville, Tennessee, as Matron and Visitor," by Elvira J. Powers, Boston, 1866, pp 211. (Available online at

She died of consumption, age 42 according to her death certificate.

A devoted friend and nurse
to the soldiers in times
of war and a lover of good
works in times of peace has
gone home.

Embracing the Faith that
Christ lived and died for the
salvation of all.

She earnestly desired to
preach this glorious gospel
but while preparing herself
for the ministry she was
called from earth
and joyously passed "over
the river."

Hope Cemetery
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Created by: DaurRegt
Record added: Oct 09, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98523673


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