Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     JAMES H. POWERS is a native of New York City, born March 15, 1853.  He is now proprietor of a stock ranch five miles north of Egypt on the Spokane river, has about one hundred and severity head of cattle, of which animals he makes a specialty of buying and selling.
     The parents of Mr. Powers, John and Dora (Bolen) Powers, were born in Ireland.  The father was a veteran of the Civil War.
     James Powers grew to young manhood in the city of his birth, and at the age of nineteen enlisted in Company B, Fourth Infantry, of the regular army.  His company was ordered, soon after his becoming a member of it, to Wyoming, and in 1886, to Fort Spokane.  While in the army Mr. Powers had a great amount of experience in fighting Indians, both in Wyoming and in farther western states.  He left the army in 1887, took a homestead and engaged in the cattle business, which he has successfully followed to the present time.  He has an exceptionally fine stock ranch, consisting of three hundred and fifty acres, most of which is hay producing land, a good house, barns, corrals, and so forth, and is in a highly prosperous condition.
     On January 28, 1877, James H. Powers was married to Miss Margaret Rotton, a native of the state of New York, born on the banks of the River St. Lawrence, and married in the city of New York.  This union has been blessed by three children: James, John and Etta.
     Mr. Powers is identified with Davenport lodge, A. F. & A. M.
     Our subject is a man who has wide experience and has seen a great deal of the United States.  He is contented in his present locality, which he regards as the most favorable spot in America for the poor man to get a start and grow.