Woodbury County

Brig. Gen. William Dan Powell



Brig. Gen. Powell, Former Sioux City Resident, Dies

Brig. Gen. William Powell, a former Sioux Cityan and a nephew of the late Capt. J.W. Porterfield, died October 6, at Kimming in the Pacific area of a cerebral hemorrhage. Surviving are his widow and two daughters.

Mrs. Porterfield, now of Beverly Hills, Cal., telegraphed news of Brig. Gen. Powell’s death late Sunday to Mrs. Oscar Ruff, 1821 Jackson Street. Brig. Gen. Powell, then Capt. Powell and his family visited frequently in the home of Capt. And Mrs. Porterfield, and at one time Sioux City was their official address.

Brig. Gen. Powell once headed the R.O.T.C. unit at the University of South Dakota.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, October 1943

Brigadier General William Dan Powell
Born: 11 Nov 1893; Died 06 Oct 1943
Buried: Arlington National Cemetery

Source: ancestry.com