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David Powers
Dies 1866

SUDDEN DEATH

Mr. David Powers, a farmer in Jackson township, was found on Monday last dead in his field, where he had been at work plowing. He had been as well as usual in the forenoon. Not appearing at supper, someone was sent after him and found him sitting on the beam, with his elbows on his knees and his face in his hands, dead. It is suppposed he ws taken with an apoplectic fit. The coroner held an inquest over his body and a verdict was returned in accordance with the above facts. The deceased was brother of the late President of the high school at Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin, and he was also former treasurer of the Catholic Church in Anamosa.

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Source: "Forty-One Years Ago, Reminiscent Notes from the Eureka Aug 30 to Sept 6, 1866," Anamosa Eureka Anamosa, Iowa, 5 Mar 1908
Note: David Powers' tombstone at Holy Cross Cemetery indicates he died in 1866.

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