Benjamin Franklin Owens

April 1842–7 March 1918 (Age 75)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Owens was born in April 1842, in Missouri, United States, his father, John William Owens, was 36 and his mother, Ruth Yoakum, was 34. He married Lillie June Thomas on 28 November 1877, in Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Reedville, Washington, Oregon, United States in 1900 and Washington, Oregon, United States in 1910. He died on 7 March 1918, in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Portland, Washington, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Owens
Lillie June Thomas
Marriage: 28 November 1877
Nettie Mamie Owens
Richard Kelly Owens
Henry Franklin Owens
Ruth Amelia Owens
Lottie Minerva Owens
Iva Mildred Owens
Cleveland Thomas Owens
Archie Benjamin Owens
Neelie Elmer Owens
Bessie Owens

Spouse and Children

28 November 1877
Hillsboro, Washington, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1859 · Oregon Becomes a State

Age 17

Oregon became the 33rd state admitted to the Union on February 14, 1859. 

Age 18

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1862 · The Homestead Act

Age 20

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: patronymic from Owen , with English patronymic -s.2 Irish: adopted as an Anglicized form by bearers of the Gaelic surname Mac Eoghain ( see McEwen ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • B F Owens in household of John Owens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • F Benjamin Owens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank B Owens, "United States Census, 1900"

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