Henry Bruce Owens

29 June 1899–1 July 1969 (Age 70)
Pitt, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Henry Bruce

When Henry Bruce Owens was born on 29 June 1899, in Pitt, North Carolina, United States, his father, George Washington Owens, was 52 and his mother, Georgia Ella Langley, was 25. He married Mary Irene Boone on 16 December 1919, in Nash, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in New Bern, Craven, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Rocky Mount Township, Nash, North Carolina, United States in 1940. He died on 1 July 1969, in Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Rocky Mount, Nash, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Bruce Owens
Mary Irene Boone
Marriage: 16 December 1919
Lawrence Dillard Owens
Mattie Lee Owens
Otis Manuel Owens
Neva Bernice Owens
Edith Arlene Owens
Willard Gray Owens
Kenneth Wayne Owens

Spouse and Children

16 December 1919
Nash, North Carolina, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings





    Lyman Washington Owens


    Hollie Mae Owens


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1900 · Giving Puerto Rico an American Welcome

Age 1

A law that established government on the island of Puerto Rico and gave all Puerto Ricans citizenship. This law was replaced by the Jones–Shafroth Act in 1917.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 19

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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Sources (3)

  • Henry B Owen in household of George Owen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henry B Owens, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry Bruce Owens, "United States Census, 1940"

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