Biography of William Powers
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WILLIAM POWERS, one of the pioneers of the Patagonia district, was born in County Cork, Ireland, June 12, 1856, but has been a resident of this country since ten years of age. At Elizabethpon New Jersey, he learned blacksmithing, aria was employed at that trade for several years in Connecticut. He then went to Virginia City, Nevada, thence to Arizona in 1879, and located for a time in Harshaw, then Charlestown, and for about three years was employed at his trade. In 1884 he returned to Harshaw, and, with Mr. Richard Farrell, engaged in mining, and has since made his home in that vicinity. He is now owner of many valuable properties in the Patagonia and Santa Rita Mountains. He is part owner of the noted Trench mine, recently optioned to Senator W. A. Clark, owner of the United Verde mine, and of the Chief group. Mr Powers is one of the best known and popular men in Santa Cruz County, and by the citizens of Patagonia is familiarly known as the "Mayor."

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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