Louise Rathbun was born in Deseronto, Ontario, on March 16th, 1859, daughter of Hugo Burghardt Rathbun and his wife Louise (Storm). She married Edward Clement French on October 22nd, 1884 in Deseronto. He died on April 23rd, 1895 in Deseronto. She married Frederick W. Powell on June 30th, 1896 in Deseronto. He died December 3rd, 1915 in Ottawa. She died in Ottawa on September 7th, 1922.