John William Owen

1849–1939 (Age 90)
Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Owen was born on 6 December 1849, in Grayson, Carter, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Allen Owen, was 28 and his mother, Cassandra Palestine Litsey, was 34. He married Charity Dora Sanderson on 22 February 1880, in York, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in McCool Junction, York, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Walker Township, Platte, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died on 7 December 1939, in York, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in McCool Junction Cemetery, McCool Junction, York, Nebraska, United States.

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John William Owen
Charity Dora Sanderson
Marriage: 22 February 1880
William Alan Owen
Leland Stanford Owen
Lewis Sanderson Owen
Lisle Clifford Owen
Frank Henry Owen
Charles Maurice Owen
Coleen Jane Owen
Gladys Owen

Spouse and Children


    Charity Dora Sanderson


22 February 1880
York, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 1

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 26

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

Some derive this name from the Irish name Eogan, signifying "youth." Others think it comes from the name Eugenius or from the name Owain, signifying "apt to serve or minister." Owein is an Anglo-Norman form of Owen.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John W Owen in household of P A Owen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John W Owen, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Owen, "United States Census, 1910"

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