Edgar Howard Powell, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of Edgar Howard Powell

DR. E. H. POWELL, M. D., was born in Laconia, New Hampshire, on August 18, 1878, the son of Enoch and Martha E. (Malone) Powell, the former a native of Birmingham, England, and the latter of Porter County, Indiana. Enoch Powell was an ordained minister of the Unitarian Church, having graduated from Harvard University, and served a pastorate at Valparaiso for a number of years. To Enoch and Martha Powell were born the following children: Margaret, the wife of Jarvis Keiley and at present a practicing physician of New York City; Clarence E.; Harold G., who lost his life in a fire in New York City; and Charlotte, a resident of California. The paternal grandparents were natives of England and spent their entire lives in that country. The maternal grandparents, Welson and Sarah Malone, were pioneers of Porter County. Mr. Malone was considered one of the largest land owners of this county during his lifetime.

Dr. E. H. Powell was educated in the Nashua, New Hampshire, schools, in New York University, and the Bellevue Hospital Medical College, where he received his degree in 1903. He served his internship at Columbus Hospital in New York City, and in December, 1903, came to Valparaiso, where he has since continued in practice - specializing in general surgery. During the war he served as a member of the Porter County Board of Examiners, and one of his professional activities is as surgeon for the United States Compensation Bureau.

His marriage was on August 12, 1909, with Cora Bowers of Valparaiso. To them were born five children: Martha May, Mary Frances, Edgar Howard, Jr., Ruth, and James Robert. All of the children are students in Valparaiso. Mrs. Powell served as a teacher in the public schools of Porter County prior to her marriage, and has been active in the social and club life of this community particularly as a member of the Woman's Club, Valparaiso Country Club, and the Vivians. She is also a member of the League of Women Voters.

Source: Cannon, Thomas H., H. H. Loring, and Charles J. Robb. 1927. History of the Lake and Calumet Region of Indiana Embracing the Counties of Lake, Porter and Laporte. Volume II. Indianapolis, Indiana: Historians' Association. 827 p.
Page(s) in Source: 203-204

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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