William Edward Owings

14 February 1855–23 November 1925 (Age 70)
Roane, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Edward

When William Edward Owings was born on 14 February 1855, in Roane, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Long Owings, was 33 and his mother, Mary Mitchell, was 32. He married Leona Angeline Akins ( Akin) about 1878, in Grayson, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Grayson, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 23 November 1925, in Grady, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Grady, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Owings
Leona Angeline Akins ( Akin)
Marriage: about 1878
Thomas Charles Owings
James Edward Owings
Eulia Mae Owings
Fannie Long Owings
Johnie Owings
Ollie Mae Owings
Sarah Jane Owings
Johnnie Owings
William George Owings

Spouse and Children

about 1878
Grayson, Texas, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Ann or Margaret Owings


    Martha Jane Owens


    Nancy Long Owings


    James K. P. Owings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 6

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 20

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Variant of Irish or Welsh Owens .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Owen in household of William L Owen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William E Owens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William E Owings, "United States Census, 1910"

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