William Sylvester Covell (1855-1937)
B May 16, 1850 to Lyman Goodrich Covell and Maria Elizabeth Hollis
M Married to Maria Elizabeth Crawford on October 10, 1875
D March 22, 1909









William Sylvester Covell was born in Pleasant Township on May 16, 1850. He received his early education in the common schools of Pleasant and Scott Townships. As a young man he was permitted to attend the Academy at Angola, Indiana, where he took a course in teachers training, after which he was a successful school teacher for several terms.

He was united in marriage to Maria Elizabeth Crawford, also a successful school teacher of Scott Township, on October 10, 1875. To this union, six children were born. After the marriage of William S. and Maria E. Covell, thy made their home with William’s father, Lyman G. Covell, and his wife on the old farm in Scott Township.

William S. Covell was a successful farmer and served his township as trustee at least two terms. He also served as Justice of the Peace and Road Supervisor. He passed away at the old farm home on March 22, 1909 at the age of 58 years, 10 months and 6 days. He is buried in Jones Cemetery in Scott Township, in the neighborhood where he spent most of his life. He was a kind father and a loving husband always proud of his family and always having their interest at heart. William Sylvester was united in marriage to Maria E. Crawford of Scott Township, on October 10, 1875.