Owen Dewitt Stilley

10 December 1916–16 January 1999 (Age 82)
North Carolina, United States

The Life of Owen Dewitt

When Owen Dewitt Stilley was born on 10 December 1916, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Joseph Stilley, was 45 and his mother, Mary Jane Toler, was 26. He married Stella A Jenkins on 23 December 1950, in Craven, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Township 2, Craven, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He registered for military service in 1941. He died on 16 January 1999, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Trent Woods, Craven, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Owen Dewitt Stilley
Stella A Jenkins
Marriage: 23 December 1950

Spouse and Children

23 December 1950
Craven, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Joseph Stilley





World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 2

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: of uncertain origin; possibly a derivative of Still .2 Altered spelling of German Stille ( see Still ), written thus to preserve the second syllable of the German pronunciation.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dewitt Stillie in household of Joseph Stillie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Owen Dewitt Stilley, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Owen Dew Stilley, "North Carolina, Discharge and Statement of Service Records, 1940-1948"

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