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Louvenia (Breedlove) Powell (abt. 1855 - 1924)

Louvenia Powell formerly Breedlove
Born about in Madison, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Wife of — married 1872 in Madison, Louisiana, United Statesmap
Mother of
Died at about age 69 in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United Statesmap
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US Black Heritage Project
Louvenia (Breedlove) Powell is a part of US Black heritage.

Luvinia was born about 1855. She was the daughter of Owen Breedlove and Minerva Anderson Breedlove.[1] She married Jesse Powell in 1872. [2] They had one son together, Willie Powell.[1] She died April 1, 1924 in Akron, Ohio.[3][4] She was buried in Mount Peace Cemetery in Akron.[5]

Research Notes

  • Not to be confused with a Luvinia (Unknown) Powell, b.1856 in Louisianna. Also married (1875) to a Jesse Powell. Children Ellen and James. Said to have birthed 8 children, with 3 surviving per 1900 Census. Will research further to see if children are from a previous marriage as Louvinia Breedlove Powell had only one child, Willie Powell.
  • Also looking to resolve the marriage record from the same index as above. A second record shows the following: Name: Jessee Powell; Spouse: Lavinia Breedlove; Marriage Date: 29 Jul 1872; Marriage Pace: Madison


  1. 1.0 1.1 Bundles, A’Lelia. (2001). On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker; reprint; Simon and Schuster. 416 pages. Excerpt. p10.
  2. Louisiana, Compiled Marriage Index, 1718-1925. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Hunting For Bears, comp.. Louisiana, Marriages, 1718-1925. Compiled from a variety of sources including original marriage records located in Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or books. Original marriage records are available from the Clerk of the Court where the marriage license was issued. Name: Luvenia Brudlove; Spouse: Jesse Powell; Marriage Date: 29 Apr 1872; Marriage Place: Madison
  3. Ohio, Death Certificates, #24835, Louvenia Powell, 1 Apr 1924, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA; "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 Nov 2022).
  4. "Sister of Late Madam Walker Dies in Ohio," The Pittsburgh Courier [Pennsylvania], 12 Apr 1924, page 1, column 3; image copy, ( : accessed 20 Nov 2022).
  5. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 13 February 2019), memorial page for Louvenia Breedlove Powell (1855–1 Apr 1924), Find A Grave: Memorial #135349451, citing Mount Peace Cemetery, Akron, Summit County, Ohio, USA; Maintained by Mr. Ed (contributor 35186547).

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