Mary Etta Owens

27 January 1896–1 December 1985 (Age 89)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Etta

When Mary Etta Owens was born on 27 January 1896, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Ephraim Stephen Owens, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth David Smith, was 28. She married Ney Summers Metts about 1916, in Calhoun, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Lower Township, Richland, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Lyons Township, Calhoun, South Carolina, United States for about 20 years. She died on 1 December 1985, at the age of 89, and was buried in Cameron, Calhoun, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ney Summers Metts
Mary Etta Owens
Marriage: about 1916
Ney Alfred Metts
Mary Etta Metts
Margret Alice Metts
Virginia Rose Metts
Elizabeth Frances Metts
Louis Pou Metts

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1916Calhoun, South Carolina, United States
  • Children


    +1 More Child

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    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.
    about 1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched
    Age NaN
    South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
    Age 24
    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: variant of Owen , with post-medieval excrescent English -s.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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    Sources (9)

    • Mary Metz in household of Ney Metz, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Marry Etta Owens in entry for Lue Spiva and Elizabeth Metts, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Mary Etta Owens in entry for Elizabeth Frances Spiva, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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