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CHARLES R. POWELL, dealer in boots and shoes, Corry, was born March 31, 1842, at Portland, N.Y., son of L. I. Powell, a farmer, an early settler, coming in his eighteenth year; born about 1800. Our subject has three brothers and one sister living, and one brother and one sister deceased. Until fifteen years of age, he attended the district school, and then went to Ravenna, Ohio, in 1857, where he learned the machinist’s business. He was in the United States Navy from August 12, 1862, to October 24, 1865. He joined as landsman, was steward two and one-half years and went to South America, Africa, Java, China, Japan, and the Phillipine Islands, coming home by the way of California. Mr. Powell was married, March 7, 1867, to Alice R. Alexandier, of Corry, Penn., born May 2, 1849, of German descent. One child, Sarah A., has blessed this union. Mr. Powell has served as a member of the City Council one term, and of the School Board three years. He acted as foreman eight years for Gibbs & Sterrett Mower and Reaper Manufacturing Company. He has been established in present business in Corry two years.