Joel Owen

Maleabout 1838–11 September 1876

Brief Life History of Joel

When Joel Owen was born about 1838, in Ancram, Columbia, New York, United States, his father, Harmon Owen, was 25 and his mother, Maria Betsey Silvernail, was 23. He married Lucy E Weston on 19 August 1865, in Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 11 September 1876, in Mayfield Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Lapeer Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States.

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Joel Owen
Lucy E Weston
Marriage: 19 August 1865
Lillian May Owen
Winnie J. Owen

Sources (17)

  • Joel Owen, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joel Owen, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Joel Owen, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 August 1865Lapeer, Lapeer, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (7)


    Age 8

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1847 · Moving the State Capital

    Age 9

    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

    1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 16

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name Owain, from Latin Eugenius (see Eugene ). This Welsh personal name is cognate with Old Irish Eogán, see 2 and 3.

    Scottish and Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’. See McEwen .

    Irish: from Ó hEoghain, ‘descendant of Eoghan’. See Ewen .

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

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