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Menla Powell[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Female 1871 - 1927


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  • Alt. Birth  22 Oct 1870  [1
    • This date was the one noted on her death certificate. Her tombstone alternately shows a date of 22 Oct 1871. Two obituaries do not supply her birth date. The date on the tombstone seems more likely to be the correct one for the following reasons:
      Her next oldest sibling, Domie Martha Powell, was born Mar 1870 (proofs: 24 Aug 1870 census-"Martha" was listed as 5 months old; 8 Jun 1880 census-"Domie" was listed as age 9, and "Menla" was listed as age 8; 15 Jun 1900 census-"Dometres Donalson" was listed as being born in Mar 1870)

      This date, if assumed to be correct, makes a birth date of 22 Oct 1870 for Menla impossible. The ordering of Menla's tombstone was probably done with more thought than the providing of information for her death certificate.
    Born  22 Oct 1871  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender  Female 
    Census: Federal  8 Jun 1880  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 1) Jesse H. Powell, head, white male age 38, farmer, born in GA, parents born in GA
      2) Nancy Powell, wife, white female age 37, keeping house, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Sallie Haynes, step daughter, single white female age 15, attended school, born in GA, parents born in GA
      4) Willie Powell, son, single white male age 11, attended school, born in GA
      5) Domey Powell, daughter, single white female age 9, born in GA
      6) Menla Powell, daughter, single white female age 8, born in GA
      7) Cornelia Powell, daughter, single white female age 6, born in GA
      8) Jesse Tom Powell, son, single white male age 5, born in GA
      9) Florence Powell, daughter, single white female age 4, born in GA
      10) Clauia Powell, daughter, single white female age 3, born in GA
      11) John Powell, son, single white male age 1, born in GA
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    Census: Federal  15 Jun 1900  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) Euzema Rich, head, white male age 31, married 10 years, born Nov 1868 in GA, parents born in GA, farmer, owns farm #111
      2) Menla Rich, wife, white female age 29, mother of 4, all living, born Oct 1871 in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Roy Rich, son, white male age 9, born Aug 1891 in GA
      4) Jewel M. Rich, daughter, white female age 5, born Dec 1894 in GA
      5) Lloyd Rich, son, white male age 3, born Aug 1896 in GA
      6) Ross Rich, son, white male age 1, born Sep 1899 in GA
      7) Susan McCall, house servant, widowed black female age 51, born 1849 in VA, parents born in VA
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    Census: Federal  15 Apr 1910  Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1) Euzema Rich, head, white male age 41, married 20 years, born in GA, parents born in GA, general farmer, owns farm #8
      2) Menla Rich, wife, white female age 37, mother of 11, 9 living, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Roy C. Rich, son, white male age 18, born in GA, attended school
      4) Jewell Rich, daughter, white female age 15, born in GA, attended school
      5) Robert L. Rich, son, white male age 13, born in GA, attended school
      6) Ross Rich, son, white male age 11, born in GA, attended school
      7) William J. Rich, son, white male age 9, born in GA, attended school
      8) Emory G. Rich, son, white male age 7, born in GA, attended school
      9) Gladis Rich, daughter, white female age 6, born in GA, attended school
      10) Lois Rich, daughter, white female age 2, born in GA
      11) Infant Rich, son, white male age 6 months, born in GA
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    Move  1920  Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census: Federal  16 Jan 1920  252 West Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) Euzema Rich, head, married white male age 51, born in GA, parents born in GA, farmer, owns a farm
      2) Menla Rich, wife, married white female age 48, born in GA, parents born in GA
      3) Jennings B. Rich, son, single white male age 19, born in GA, attended school
      4) E. G. Rich, son, single white male age 17, born in GA, attended school
      5) Gladys Rich, daughter, single white female age 15, born in GA, attended school
      6) Lois Rich, daughter, single white female age 13, born in GA, attended school
      7) Jim Clay Rich, son, single white male age 9, born in GA, attended school
      8) Nannie Powell, mother-in-law, widowed white female age 76, born in GA, parents born in GA
      9) Wa[?] Merrerau, nurse, single white female age 30, born in GA, parents born in GA
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    Died  9 Aug 1927  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Cause: (a) apoplexy (few hours); (b) arterial hypertention (3 years) 
    Obituary  11 Aug 1927  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • Mrs. Euzema Rich Dies Here Tuesday

      Mrs. Euzema Rich, of an old and prominent family here, died here Tuesday after a few hours illness at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Rich, where she was making her home. Funeral services will be held this afternoon. Surviving are her husband; daughters, Mrs. E. E. Kissner, of Elizabeth, N. J., Misses Lois and Gladys, of Bainbridge, and sons, E. G., William and James, of Orlando, Fla., P. T. and Ross of Bainbridge and R. L. of Thomasville.
    Buried  11 Aug 1927  Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
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    Obituary  12 Aug 1927  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Mrs. Euzema Rich Dead
      BAINBRIDGE, Ga. Aug. 12.--Funeral services for Mrs. Euzema Rich, who died Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon in First Baptist church with the Rev. H. H. Shell, pastor, and Rev. J. E. Ward, of First Presbyterian, officiating. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery, at Bethel church, which was founded by the Rich families, early settlers of this county.

      Nephews of the deceased: Charles Rich, Lamar Powell, W. J. Powell, Jr., T. E. Rich, Jr., Alee Rich, Forrest Rich, acted as pallbearers. Mrs. Rich was a loyal member of First Baptist church."
    Memorial article  12 May 1935  , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    The Post-Searchlight 
    • SACRED SERVICES

      At the Baptist Church Sunday a large congregation enjoyed services. At the 11o'clock service the Rev. H. H. Shell called attention to a huge vace of pure white gladioli placed in the church by a trio of sisters, formerly Misses Jewell, Gladys and Lois Rich of this city. Two of them are married and all of them now reside in New Jersey. The flowers were to be used in the church where their mother, Mrs. Menla Powell Rich, the first wife of Mr. Euzema Rich, worshipped. Later they were to be placed on her grave.

      Charles Rich, son on Mr. and Mrs. Ross Rich sang "Mother McCree;" and Mr. Earnest Green of Iron City gave us as a solo "Mother and Home."

      A beautiful sermon which claimed the closest attention fell from the lips of the pastor, the Rev. H. H. Shell. Parties had come from other towns, Tallahassee, Fla., and places nearer, to be at the morning services.

      No one craving to hear motherhood, real motherhood, exalted was disappointed."
    Religion  a member of Bethel Baptist Church a later of First Baptist Church in Bainbridge  [3
    Person ID  I263  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 

    Father  Jesse H. Powell,   b. 1 Jul 1841, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1913, , Cairo, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Mother  Sarah Ann "Nancy" Clay,   b. 9 Feb 1843, , , Talbot County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1920, , Cyrene, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship  Natural 
    Married  14 Jan 1868  , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F163  Group Sheet

    Family  Euzema Rich,   b. 8 Nov 1868, Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1944, 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Oct 1889  , Cyrene, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 12, 13
    Children 
     1. Patrick Turner Rich,   b. 30 Aug 1891, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1952, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Evelyn Rich,   b. 20 Jan 1893, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1894, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jewel Rich,   b. 25 Dec 1894, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1978, , Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Robert "Lloyd" Rich, Sr.,   b. 12 Aug 1896, Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1976, 1500 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Charles "Ross" Rich, Sr.,   b. 17 Sep 1898, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1969, , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. William Jennings Bryan Rich, Sr.,   b. 21 Jun 1900, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 16 Jan 1920
     7. Emory Gene Rich, Sr.,   b. 21 Sep 1902, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1978, , Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Gladys Rich,   b. 21 Mar 1904, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1994, , Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Infant Rich,   b. 21 Jun 1906, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1906, , Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Lois Rich,   b. 18 Jan 1908, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 2000, , Pompano Beach, Broward County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. James Clay Rich,   b. Abt Nov 1909, , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1970
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    Last Modified  13 Feb 2011 
    Family ID  F124  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1871 - , , Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 8 Jun 1880 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Oct 1889 - , Cyrene, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 15 Jun 1900 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 15 Apr 1910 - Pine Hill Road, Lynn, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - 1920 - Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 16 Jan 1920 - 252 West Street, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: (a) apoplexy (few hours); (b) arterial hypertention (3 years) - 9 Aug 1927 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Post-Searchlight - 11 Aug 1927 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Aug 1927 - Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - 12 Aug 1927 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMemorial article - The Post-Searchlight - 12 May 1935 - , Bainbridge, Decatur County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S795] Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of death for Menla Powell Rich (1927), state file no. 18727.

    2. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Menla Powell Rich, vol. 12 no. 13, Thursday, 11 Aug 1927, page 8.

    3. [S28] Bethel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, near Brinson, Decatur County, Georgia, grave marker for Menla Powell Rich, inside front gated area, photographed by Gail Rich Nestor, 31 May 2004.

    4. [S795] Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, (Vital Records, Atlanta, Georgia), certificate of death for Robert Lloyd Rich Sr. (1976), state file no. 013309.

    5. [S51] A History of Savannah and South Georgia, 2 volumes, William Harden, (Chicago and New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1913), 1009.

    6. [S25] Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 341, 352.

    7. [S1437] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 143, Pine Hill-Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 18, p. 256C, dwelling 213, family 223, Jesse H. Powell household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    8. [S1261] 1900 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 191, Pine Hill-Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 37, p. 16B, dwelling 314, family 323, Euzema Rich household, accessed 7 Jul 2008, 7 Jul 2008.

    9. [S1260] 1910 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 183, Pine Hill-Militia District 1188, enumeration district (ED) 57, p. 1B, dwelling 13, family 14, Euzema Rich household, accessed 16 Jun 2008, 16 Jun 2008.

    10. [S1251] 1920 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Decatur County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625, roll 248, Bainbridge-Militia District 513, enumeration district (ED) 35, p. 1B, dwelling 15, family 16, Euzema Rich household, accessed 6 Jul 2008, 6 Jul 2008.

    11. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), memorial article clipping for Menla Powell Rich without banner, hand-dated 12 May 1935.

    12. [S793] Decatur County, Georgia, Marriage Record Books, Clerk of Court, (Probate Court, Bainbridge, Georgia), marriage of Euzema Rich & Menla Powell, 29 Oct 1889, B:625.

    13. [S25] Decatur County, Georgia - Past and Present 1823-1991, Decatur County Historical Society, compiler, (Roswell, Georgia: WH Wolfe Associates, Historical Publications Division, 1991), 341 by Pauline (Rich) Cooper.