11 January 2010

Ella Powers Reddy (1845-1908)

Image by James Allen
Ella was laid to rest in the Eglantine Square section of Rose Hill Cemetery. Her husband, Robert J. Reddy, was the lot owner.

Ella was the daughter of Milton Homer Powers (1817-1855) and Mary E. Wilson (1822-1870). Ella was also the mother-in-law of Lillie Bell Reddy. Here is Ella's obituary:

Macon Weekly Telegraph, Georgia
3 January 1908
(Viewed online at GenealogyBank.)

The death of Mrs. Ella Powers Reddy occurred at the family residence, 318 Hydrola street, yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was in her 63rd year.

Mrs. Reddy was born in Effingham County, Georgia, and was the relict of the late Robert J. Reddy. She was a resident of Macon for over two score years, coming here in 1864, shortly after the death of her husband.

Mrs. Reddy is survived by two sons, Messrs. A. G. and Robert M. Reddy, of Macon, and four daughters, Mrs. T. R. Cooper, of Savannah, and Mrs. Clarence Denicke and Mrs. B. F. Boutwell and Miss Sara Reddy, of this city; also one brother, Mr. A. K. Powers, Tusculum, Ga., and four sisters, Mrs. J. R. Collins, Mrs. M. R. Denton, Mrs. F. E. Gugel and Mrs. V. A. Menard, of Macon.

The funeral will take place from the residence this afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Perry Lee officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill cemetery.
It should be noted that the notion of Ella coming to Macon "shortly after the death of her husband" is inaccurate. The line should reference a time period after the marriage of Robert and Ella. They were wed 7 June 1864 in Effingham County, and Robert died at Macon in 1901.

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