Owen Everett Henley

27 December 1869–31 January 1951 (Age 81)
Massac, Illinois, United States

The Life of Owen Everett

When Owen Everett Henley was born on 27 December 1869, in Massac, Illinois, United States, his father, Elijah Henley, was 22 and his mother, Emma Crutchfield, was 20. He married Cecilia Christine Mathisen in 1900. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in San Francisco, California, United States in 1900 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1910. He died on 31 January 1951, in Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 81.

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Owen Everett Henley
Cecilia Christine Mathisen
Marriage: 1900
Emilie M Henley
Myrtle Jean Henley

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    Emilie M Henley



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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 22

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. Most, for example those in Oxfordshire, Suffolk, and Warwickshire, are named with Old English héan (the weak dative case of hēah ‘high’, originally used after a preposition and article) + Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. Others, for example one near Ludlow in Shropshire, have as their first element Old English henn ‘hen’, ‘wild bird’. Others still, for example those in Somerset and Surrey, are ambiguous between the two possibilities.2 In Ireland, Henley is used for Hennelly , and sometimes for Hanley .3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Henle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Owen E Hensley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Owen E Henley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Owen E Henley in household of Elijah J Henley, "United States Census, 1880"

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