Henry Clay Owen

Brief Life History of Henry Clay

When Henry Clay Owen was born on 3 January 1867, in Bibb, Alabama, United States, his father, Reuben Owen Jr., was 26 and his mother, Theresa Frances Fancher, was 31. He married Emma Adams Fancher on 24 December 1895, in Bibb, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Sixmile, Bibb, Alabama, United States for about 40 years and Election Precinct 6 Six Mile, Bibb, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 February 1956, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Henry Clay Owen
Emma Adams Fancher
Marriage: 24 December 1895
Tommie Theresa Owens
Madeline "Dutch" Owen
Catherine Owen
Waverly Whitfield Owen
Pattie Sue Owen

Sources (19)

  • Clay Owens in household of Reuben Owens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • H. C. Owen, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Henry Clay Owens, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.


Historical Boundaries: 1871: Jefferson, Alabama, United States [Spreads across Jefferson and Shelby counties]

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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