John Rollin Ownby

Brief Life History of John Rollin

When John Rollin Ownby was born on 28 October 1911, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Wesley Ownby, was 35 and his mother, Emma Jane Atkins, was 40. He married Mattie Oteria Bunn on 5 March 1931, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 23, Carroll, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. He died on 15 June 1978, in McKenzie, Carroll, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in McKenzie, Carroll, Tennessee, United States.

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John Rollin Ownby
Mattie Oteria Bunn
Marriage: 5 March 1931

Sources (10)

  • John R Ownby in household of Henry E Atkins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J Rollin Ownby, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • John Ownby, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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1912 · The Girl Scouts

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.

1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Variant of Owenby .

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

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