John Rufus Owens

Male21 July 1866–10 August 1949

Brief Life History of John Rufus

When John Rufus Owens was born on 21 July 1866, in Pilot Mountain, Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, John P Owen, was 39 and his mother, Bethania Linville, was 29. He married Mary Alice Hunter on 6 February 1890, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Dakota, Turner, Georgia, United States in 1910 and Westfield Township, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 10 August 1949, in Westfield, Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 83.

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John Rufus Owens
Mary Alice Hunter
Marriage: 6 February 1890
Zebede E Owens
Elizabeth Owens
Ceilia Owens
Mecie Mae Owens
Isom Reid Owens
Ulysses Lee Owens
Nora Mary Owens
Lessie M Owens
Equilla Boyd Owens

Sources (52)

  • John Owens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John R Owen, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • John Robert Owens, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 February 1890Surry, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 1

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    1877 · Last Troops Leave

    Age 11

    In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 24

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: variant of Owen , with post-medieval excrescent English -s.

    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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