States: Pennsylvania: Clarion
My great-great-grandfather was William Powers. He had a brother (Joseph?) who ran the Powers Hotel in Rimersburg in the early 1900s. The family story is that William was called to PA from NY to help run the hotel. William did sell his property in NY in 1913, but I am not sure when exactly he went to PA. Certainly after 1911 because he took my grandmother with him and she was orphaned in 1911. William died in 1915, and his body was sent to NY for burial. His daughter returned to NY with my grandmother, her niece. I have seen pictures of the hotel on the local library's website, but a request for more information from the staff did not produce anything. I want to know more info on the Powers Hotel (what were the dates of operation, etc, and I have a plate from there with the logo on it and would love to have more if any exists), if Joseph is the correct name for William's brother, and any info on the family--such as other siblings or parents.
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