28 August 2010

From The Estate Of Mrs. Bertie (Rice) Powers

From the Saline Co., Illinois, Probate files:

Alberta May (Rice) Powers (1872-1952) was the daughter of James A. & Nancy (Patillo) Rice. She married W. Jasper Powers in Saline County, Illinois. She had no children of her own, but Bertie raised Ruth Johnson, who was her niece after her sister Katie died. She also raised a boy named Orlie.

Heirs of Alberta (Rice) Powers:

Ruby M. Potter, adult sister, of Shawneetown, IL

Vernie Anderson, adult brother (sic - Vernie/Verna was a sister), of Harrisburg, IL

Arthur Rice, adult brother, of Harrisburg, IL

Various heirs of the following brothers and sisters who predeceased Bertie M. Powers in death:

Eva Swinney

Katie Johnson

Jessie Penfold

Orlie (sic - her name was Olive) Carr

Ray Rice

1920 IL Census - Saline, Harrisburg
POWERS, Jasper, m/w/50, IN IN __
" , Bertie, f/w/45 IL TN _
" Orlie, son, 20, b. KY
" Ruth, daughter, 13, IL IL (NIECE)
RICE, Ray, 35, b. IL

I'm related to Bertie M. Rice through my maternal line, not my paternal line of Powers, though it was my maiden name. Her sister, Katie (Rice) Johnson, was my great-grandmother.

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