Waterloo Region Generations
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Rachel Powell

Female 1858 - 1901  (43 years)


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  • Name Rachel Powell 
    Born 24 Jan 1858  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Female 
    Name Rachel Dunke 
    Religion 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Church of Scotland 
    Religion 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Presbyterian 
    Religion 1891  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Baptist 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-24490 
    Died 15 Sep 1901  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 9
    Buried Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I24490  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Lemuel B. Powell,   b. 13 Jul 1827, , Simcoe Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1914, Peel Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Jane Nicol Stewart,   b. 8 Jul 1827, Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1913, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F27271  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob Dunke,   b. 30 Mar 1845, Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1909  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1879  Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Erma Edna Dunke,   b. 3 Mar 1880, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1954, Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Alva Ethel Dunke,   b. 20 Nov 1882, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1940, Edmonton, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Cora Viola "Viola" Dunke,   b. 20 Aug 1884, Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1966  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F6126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Jan 1858 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Church of Scotland - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1879 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Sep 1901 - Elmira, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Elmira Union Cemetery, Elmira, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • After months of suffering, death, last Sunday, relieved Mrs. Jacob Dunke, a well-known and highly respected lady, whose demise almost in middle age, has cast a gloom over a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Deceased was a daughter of Mr. Lemuel Powell, of Wallenstein, and in the year 1877 was married ot Mrs. Jacob Dunke, then a prosperous young merchant of Elmira. Her gentle and ladylike deportment won for her many friends in the village, who will miss her greatly. Although for several years a sufferer of rheumatic and heart disease, she was until recently able to be about a large portion of the time. Everything that love and forethought could do, was done for her, but during the past summer she became rapidly worse, and a loving husband and three daughters were obliged to see her waste gradually away until death claimed her for a victim, robbing them of their dearest on earth - wife and mother. The bereaved family, have the sympathy of the entire community in their great loss.


      Elmira Signet 19 Sep 1901 p. 1, col. 4

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration, 10741-79.
      Jacob DUNKE, 34, merchant, Preston, of Elmira, s/o Peter & Salome [STOLTZ] DUNKE, married Rachael POWELL, 22, Wellesley, of Elmira, d/o Simon & Jane POWELL, witn: Mr. SARDALIS, Drayton & Alexander POWELL, Wellesley, on 22 January 1879, at Elmira

    2. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, Elmira (Village) B. Page 3.

    3. [S161] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1901, pg 3.

    4. [S98] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - Elmira Union CC#4578 Internet Link.
      In Loving Memory Of/ Rachel Powell/ Beloved Wife Of/ Jacob Dunke/ Who Died/ Sept 15, 1901,/ Aged/ 45 Yrs. 7 Mos. & 23 Dys./ In Life Beloved, In Death Lamented.

    5. [S130] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1881, Div. 2 Page 44.

    6. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, Div. 3A, Pg. 19.

    7. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Div. 2 Page 5.

    8. [S2057] Census - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - 1891, Pg. 34.

    9. [S77] News - ON, Waterloo, Elmira - Elmira Signet (1893-1982), Obituary of Rachel Powell - 19 Sep 1901 p. 1, col. 4.