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Who was Dawn Powell?


1896 Born in family home at 53 West North Street in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, on November 28, the second of three daughters of Roy King Powell and Hattie Sherman Powell. (In later years Powell habitually gives her birth year as 1897. Father, b. August 24, 1869, and mother, b. March 24, 1872, are both from […]

1926 Diary

Cover 1926 Diary

Another abbreviated diary with short entries. Powell’s father Roy was mortally ill and she returned to Oberlin, Ohio, to sit with him until he died. She was in the midst of finishing both “She Walks in Beauty” and what would become “The Bride’s House.”