Owen Jacob Ayers

1894–1962 (Age 68)
Bradshaw, York, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Owen Jacob

When Owen Jacob Ayers was born on 14 October 1894, in Bradshaw, York, Nebraska, United States, his father, Aulden Field Ayers, was 25 and his mother, Julia Litanner Gray, was 22. He married Gracie Maud Wagner in 1917. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Alberta, Canada in 1916 and Wetaskiwin County No. 10, Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 11 October 1962, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada.

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Owen Jacob Ayers
Gracie Maud Wagner
Marriage: 1917
Robin Ayers
Arthur Ayers
Effie Ayers
Clifford Owen Ayers

Spouse & Children



  • Robin Ayers


  • Arthur Ayers


  • Effie Ayers


  • Clifford Owen Ayers


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1869–1954Male

  • Julia Litanner Gray




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: derivative of Ayer . The -s most probably represents a trace of the Latin nominative singular in heres ‘heir’, but it may also signify the son or servant of someone known as ‘the heir’, i.e. someone who was heir to some great estate.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Owen Ayers, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Owen Jacob Ayers in household of John Hutton, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1916"
  • Owen J Ayers in household of Alden F Ayers, "United States Census, 1900"

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