Mabel Luella Powers (1887-1974)

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Mabel Luella Powers
Born: 12 Jun 1887 Muir, Michigan
Died: Feb1974 East Lansing, Michigan
Father: Perry Andrew Powers
Mother: Martha Alice Chaffee
Siblings: Elton Andrew Powers
Edward Clifford Powers
Maurice Alva Powers
Mabel Luella Powers
Donald Charles Powers
Spouse: William August Melching
Married: 24 Aug 1910 Steubenville, Ohio
Children: Martha Elizabeth Melching
William Andrew Melching
Eda Kathryn Melching

Mabel Luella Powers was born on June 12, 1887 in Muir, Ionia, Michigan to Perry Andrew Powers and Martha Alice Chaffee.

Her siblings are Elton Andrew Powers, Edward Clifford Powers, Maurice Alva Powers and Donald Powers.

Mabel attended school in Harbor Springs and graduated from Harbor Springs High School in 1906.

Mabel married William August Melching on the 24th of August 1910 at Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio.

Their children are Martha Elizabeth Melching, William Andrew Melching and Eda Kathryn Melching.

Mabel died in February 1974 at East Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.


  • 1900 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Powers, Perry A.
, Mable, daughter, white, female, June,1887, 12, single, MI, CAN, OH, at school
  • Collins, Audrey Diebel, ed. Looking Back: The First Hundred Years, Harbor Springs High School Centennial, 1887-1986, p. 15:
Class of 1906
  • 1910 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan, 56
Powers, Perry O, head, 56, married1, Can, Can, Ire, Shoe Maker
, Martha A, wife, 52, married1, OH, OH, OH
, Mable, daughter, 22, single, MI, Can, Ohio, Teacher
, Donald, son, 14, single, MI, Can, Ohio
  • Family Records of William Andrew Melching: letter to Arnold Howse of March 19, 2000.
address in 1963: 219 Milford, East Lansing, MI
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Melching, Mabel
Birth Date: 12 Jun 1887
Death Date: Feb 1975
Social Security Number: 376-46-1963
State Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 48823
Localities: East Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
  • Source: Ancestry World Tree: Powers Family:
Jim Powers
also letter from Jim to Joanne & Arnold Howse.