Samuel Rufus Owens

6 July 1865–13 February 1947 (Age 81)
Gibson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel Rufus

When Samuel Rufus Owens was born on 6 July 1865, in Gibson, Indiana, United States, his father, Isaac Jacob Owens, was 20 and his mother, Susan M. Farmer, was 19. He lived in Monroe Township, Pike, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Columbia Township, Gibson, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 13 February 1947, in Centralia, Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia Township, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Isaac Jacob Owens
Susan M. Farmer
Samuel Rufus Owens
Andres Owens
Sarah "Sadie" Elizabeth Owens
Joseph Owens
Isaac Franklin Owens
Jacob B Owens
John A Owens

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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 1

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 2

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 The Amendment was later repealed.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 25

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

1 Welsh: patronymic from Owen , with English patronymic -s.2 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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  • Rufus Owens in household of Jacob Owens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Samuel Owens in household of Jacob Owens, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel Rufus Owens, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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