Powell, Ernest Clemow (1872-1937)

Ernest Clemow Powell was a railway mail clerk who lived at 1915 Pendrell Street from 1907 to 1911.

Ernest was born in Ottawa, Ontario on June 12, 1872. His parents were William Frederick and Rosanna Margaret Powell.

Ernest arrived in Vancouver in the late 1890s; by 1897, he was living at 1113 Nelson Street.

On September 27, 1898, in Vancouver, Ernest married Ann Evelyn Trew. She was born in New Westminster, British Columbia on August 11, 1876. Her father was Dr. Charles Newland Trew (c. 1838-1887); her mother was Harriet Ferrie.

In 1911, Ernest and Ann moved to Ottawa, where they built a house at 12 Allan Avenue.

Ernest was a real estate broker in Ottawa from about 1911 until he retired in 1935.

His favourite sports were golf and curling.

Ernest died in Ottawa on August 9, 1937. He was buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa.

Ann died on April 19, 1961. She was buried in Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa on April 21, 1961.

Ernest and Ann had a son named Allan Trew Powell. He was born in Vancouver on May 19, 1899. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He obtained an M.Sc. degree from McGill University in 1923. He married Elizabeth Alice Smith. She was born in New York on November 1, 1898.

Elizabeth died in Port Perry, Ontario in September 1984.

Allan died in Port Perry in August 1985.



Ernest Clemow Powell

William F. Powell, Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_F._Powell

William F. Powell, http://www.ottawagraphy.ca/bayfpeople/powell-william-f

William F. Powell, chief of police, http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/pam_archives/public_mikan/index.php?fuseaction=genitem.displayItem&lang=eng&rec_nbr=3240295

William Frederick Powell – Former Ottawa Chief of Police (1896 – 1904), http://somersetcpc.com/blog/?p=1150 (searched 2012: link no longer active in 2014).

A Glance at the Glebe’s Colourful Past, by Stephanie Gabrych, Glebe Community Association, Glebe Report Issue: November 8, 1985, http://www.glebeca.ca/committees/heritage/glebes_colourful_past_article.html.

Designation of Glebe’s first heritage district, by John McLeod, Glebe Community Association, Glebe Report Issue: June 8, 2012, http://www.glebeca.ca/committees/heritage/Clemow%20HCD%20article.html.

“Canada Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWG4-8WG : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ernest C Powell, New Edinburgh Ward, Russell, Ontario, Canada.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-B6T : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ernest Clemow Powell and Ann Eveline Trew, 27 Sep 1898.

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ6-BX2 : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ernest Clemow Powell and Ann Eveline Trew, 27 Sep 1898.

1901 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Burrard (#1), Vancouver City, D-3, page 10, family 96- lines 41-44, http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=59765&highlight=41&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ernest+Powell

Society, BC Saturday Sunset, July 6, 1907, page 2: “Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Powell and family, Pendrill [sic] street, left for Deep Cove yesterday. Mrs. Bacon of Golden, B.C., accompanied them.”

Society, BC Saturday Sunset, September 14, 1907, page 2: “Mr. [sic] E.C. Powell, Pendrill street, and her party have returned after a very jolly six-weeks’ camp at Bucanneer [sic] Bay.

1911 Census of Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver, 2 Vancouver City, page 43, family 431, lines 5-7; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63734&highlight=5&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Ernest+Clement+Powell

Clemow Estate East, Heritage Conservation District Plan, City of Ottawa 2011, http://ottawa.ca/calendar/ottawa/citycouncil/a-lacac/2011/06-16/ACS2011-ICS-PGM-0108-doc%204.htm

Clemow Estate East Heritage Conservation District – eight years in the making, Heritage Ottawa Newsletter, Fall 2011, Volume 38, No. 3, pages 1-3, http://heritageottawa.org/sites/heritageottawa/files/heritage_ottawa_Fall11.pdf

Noffke, Werner Ernst (1878-1964), http://dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1453, Allen Place, residence for Ernest C. Powell, 1913 (Canadian Builder & Carpenter [Toronto], iv, May 1914, 34-5, illus. & descrip.; Heritage Ottawa, The Architecture of W.E. Noffke, 1976, 13)

“Ontario Deaths,1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKJL-C21 : accessed 24 Apr 2014), Ernest Clemon Powell, 09 Aug 1937; citing Ottawa, , Ontario, 011867, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2435288.

“E.C. Powell Passes After Long Illness,” Ottawa Evening Citizen, August 9, 1937, page 1,


Ann Evelyn Trew (wife of Ernest Clemow Powell)

“Canada Census, 1871,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M43Y-926 : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Charles N Trew, Newcastle, West Durham, Ontario, Canada.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLLF-C65 : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Charles Newland Trew, 28 Oct 1887.

“Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLRR-V86 : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ann Evelyn Trew, 11 Aug 1876; citing reference , FHL microfilm 2114956.

Ann E. Powell, death notice, Ottawa Citizen, April 20, 1961, page 32, column 2, http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=BNwxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OOUFAAAAIBAJ&pg=7137%2C1667270: “Powell, Ann E. – At her residence, 289 Metcalfe Street, on Wednesday, April 19, 1961, Ann E. Trew, widow of Ernest C. Powell and Mother of Alan T. of Port Perry, Ontario. Resting at Hulse and Playfair Limited, 315 McLeod Street. Service at St. John’s Anglican Church, Friday 2 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery.


Allan Trew Powell (son of Ernest Clemow Powell)

Farquhar Strangways Percy Warkentin Boese, plus Lumphanan, Scotland, Allan Trew Powell, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=farquhar&id=I6182

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JDZ1-TDS : accessed 31 Aug 2012), Ernest Clemon Powell in entry for Allan Trew Powell, 19 May 1899.

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Powell, Allan Trew; Rank: GNR; Regimental number(s): 343395; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 7938 – 3; Date of Birth: 19/05/1899, https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=588249.


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