Orlando W. Powers address

Orlando W. Powers address

Dates: approximately 1897

A 30-page typed lecture given by Utah Judge, Orlando W. (O.W.) Powers, on "The Old Fashioned Woman" in, approximately, the year 1897. He states that his purpose in this lecture was to identify the virtues in the Mothers of Israel, and throughout it praises those characteristics comparatively to the modern women. A label on a back panel is assumed to be written by the collector, Isaac Brockbank, Jr.

  • Extent: 1 folder (0.01 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Powers, Orlando W.
  • Call Number: MSS 9069
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Orlando W. Powers address must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Coordinating Committee.
On January 24, 1897, The Salt Lake Herald mentions the speech being given by Judge Powers the day before. The certainty of this copy being from that one occasion or from a separate occasion is unclear; therefore the date of this collection is approximately 1897.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 9069; Orlando W. Powers address; 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 9069, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Donated by Gaylie Morehead from materials belonging to her ancestor, Isaac Brockbank, Jr., on October 4, 2017.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Gaylie Morehead; October 4, 2017.
Subject Terms
Social Life and Customs; Home and Family; Women--Anecdotes; Women in popular culture--United States--19th century
Genre / Form
Lectures; Speeches, addresses, etc., American
Processing Information
Processed; Hayley Gorham, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.
Appraisal Information
Utah and the American West cultural, social, and religious history (19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collection development policy IV.a.i.4, November 2013).
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Powers (Orlando W.) address
Finding Aid Author
Hayley Gorham
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-04-06 20:16:08 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Orlando Woodworth Powers (1851-1914) was a nationally reputable lawyer and prominent jurist, member of the Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah, and Democratic leader.

O. W. Powers was born on June 16, 1851 to Julia Stoddard and Josiah W. Powers in Putneyville, Wayne County, New York. He graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan in 1871, and began to practice law in the city of Kalamazoo. While practicing his profession, Powers also became involved in the political activity of the Democratic Party. In 1874 he was elected chairman of the Kalamazoo Democratic County Committee, in 1876 and 1885 was elected city attorney in Kalamazoo, and in 1884 was the Michigan delegate to the Democratic National Convention. In 1885, President Cleveland appointed Powers associate justice of Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah. After only one year he returned to Michigan. On October 26, 1887 Powers married Anna May Wipple of Burlington, Iowa and shortly after he and his new bride moved back to Salt Lake City, Utah where he once again practiced law.

Judge Power gained much success and became nationally recognized after his Supreme Court case acquitted Mrs. Anna W. Bradley in the murder of a Utah senator. He toured many times to endorse Democratic Party members in their various elections. Powers himself even ran several times but never received the nominations. In 1908 he was the Utah delegate to Democratic National Convention.

Judge O. W. Powers died on January 2, 1914 from pneumonia in Salt Lake City, Utah and was survived by his wife and only child, Rodger W. Powers, attorney at law.

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