91st PA: Charles C Powell

Charles C Powell

Before the war

He was born in May 1842 (14; 9 (23 in 1863), 13 (38 in 1880), 14 (58 in 1900), 15 (62 at death in 1903)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (9, 13, 14, 15).

When he enlisted, he was a baker (9).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 6 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, brown eyes, and brown hair (9).

During the war

He was enlisted and mustered into service on 9 September 1861 (1, 9, 10). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Captain Starr (9). He was a private, in company C (1, 16).

He was detailed as clerk in the Provost Marshall's Office, Washington DC, by an order from General Wadsworth dated 8 April 1862 (2, 7 [11 Apr 62]). He was still there on 16 June 1863 (2), 8 September 1863 (3), and September (?) 1864 (7).

He re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer (1, 10 [mustered out 31 Dec 1863]).

On 26 March 1865, he was promoted to corporal, effective 1 March 1865 (1, 4, 8).

On 20 May 1865, he was detailed as clerk in the regimental quartermaster deparment (5).

On 28 June 1865, he began a furlough, which expired on 13 July 1865 (6).

He was absent at muster out (1). He was a private, in company C (16).

After the war

In 1870/71, he married Christiana [unknown family name] (14). In 1910, she had had 7 children, 6 of whom were alive (14).

In 1880, he was living at rear 1327 Reach [??] Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (13). He was living with his wife Chrissie and daughters Helen and Florence (13). He was a morocco dresser (13).

In 1890, he was living at rear 1123 Dunton Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (10).

On 25 May 1893, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (11, 12).

In 1900, he was living at 3109 Reach Street, 33rd ward, Philadelphial, Pennsylvania (14). He was living with his wife Christiana, children Florence, Elwood, Charles, Emma, and Carrie, and a boarder (14). He was a morocco dresser (14).

He died at Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on 20 October 1903, of cerebral hemorrhage from injuries received by an accidental fall (12, 15). He was a morocco finisher (15). He was married (15). On 24 October 1903, he was buried from 3109 Reach Street at the Franklin Vault (15).

On 23 October 1903, his widow, Christiana Powell, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension (11, 12).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 letter, 13 June 1863, Sinex to Marvin

3 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 8 Sept 1863

4 special order 22, HQ 91st PA, 26 March 1865 (Charles C Powell)

5 special order 27, HQ 91st PA, 20 May 1865

6 enlisted men's furloughs (Chas C Powell)

7 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (Charles C Powell)

8 company C, List of non-commissioned officers, page 2, corporals (Charles C Powell)

9 company C, descriptive roll, entry 58 (Chas C Powell)

10 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 202, page [blank] (image 591 on Ancestry), line 17 (Charles C Powell)

11 pension index, by name (Charles C Powell)

12 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company C (Charles C Powell)

13 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 334, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 127 A = 17 handwritten (Charles Powell)

14 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 33, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 859, microfilm series T623, film 1475, pages 35 A-B = 5 handwritten (Charles C Powell)

15 death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 October 1903, #8476 (Charles C Powell)

16 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles C Powell)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

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1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 334, microfilm series T9, film 1177, page 127 A = 17 handwritten]
line32333435
street nameReach [??] St
house numberRear [1327]   
dwelling visit #[131]   
family visit #164   
namePowell Charles- Chrissie- Helen- Florence
colorWWWW
sexMFFF
age383085
month born if born in year    
relationship WifeDaughterDaughter
single  11
married11  
widowed/divorced    
married during year    
occupationMorocco DresserKeeping HouseAt School 
months unemployed    
currently ill?    
blind    
deaf/dumb    
idiotic    
insane    
disabled    
school this year  1 
can't read    
can't write    
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplacePenna [sic]PennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [blank], enumeration district 202, page [blank] (image 591 on Ancestry), line 17]
[line] 17
[house] 75
[family] 75
[name] Charles C. Powell
[rank] Priv
[company] C
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] 9 Sep 1861
[discharge date] Dec 31 1863
[length of service] 2 years, 3 months, 22 days
[post office address] in the rear 1123 Dunton St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on <www.ancestry.com>, January 2005]
[I did not find anyone at 1123 Dunton]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 33, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 859, microfilm series T623, film 1475, pages 35 A-B = 5 handwritten]
line444546474849501
streetReach StReach St
house number3109      3109
dwelling number91       
family number91       
namePowell Charles C.- Christiana- Florence- Elwood- Charles C.- Emma- CarrieCornelius Mary
relationshipHeadWifeDaughtSonSonDaughterDaughterBoarder
colorWWWWWWWW
sexMFFMMFFF
birth dateMay 1842Feb 1850 [sic]July 1875July 1881April 1884March 1888Nov 1891Jan 1874
age5840 [sic]24181611826
married?MMSSSSSS
# years married2929      
mother of how many children? 7      
# of children living 6      
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceDelaware [sic]PennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
immigration year        
# years in USA        
naturalized citizen?        
occupationMorrocco Dresser Saleslady SilkMorrocco DresserMorrocco DresserAt SchoolAt SchoolSaleslady Dry G[oods]
# months not employed        
# months in school3 [sic]   38/128/12 
[the '3' in Charles Powell's line is clear; it is, however, tempting to think it should be in the 'Months not employed' column]
can readyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
can writeyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
speaks Englishyesyesyesyesyesyes yes
owned/rentedR       
free or mortgaged        
farm/houseH       
# of farm schedule        

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 22 February 2015, from Fold3]


Powell Charles C
Co. C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt | Corpl.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death certificate

[death certificate, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 20 October 1903, #8476, Charles C Powell]
RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE
1. Name of deceased, Charles C Powell
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Male
4. Age, 62 years, [blank] months, [blank] days
5. Married
6. Date of Death, Oct 20 1903
7. Place of Death, Episcopal Hosp
8. Cause of Death, Cerebral haemorrhage from injuries received by accidental fall
Thomas Dugan per Edgar

UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
9. Occupation, Morocco Finisher
10. Place of Birth, Phila Pa
11. Birthplace of father, " [sc. Phila Pa]
Birthplace of mother, " [sc. Phila Pa]
12. When a minor, -
13. Ward (wherein death occurred), [blank]
14. Buried from (Street and Number), 3109 Reach St
15. Date of Burial, Oct 24th
16. Place of Burial, Franklin Vault ['N. Cedar Hill' is crossed out; perhaps that is where his body was eventually to be buried]
Geo. L. Anderson Undertaker.
Residence, 3027 Frankford Ave

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