Charles Owens

about 1864–
Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles

Charles Owens was born about 1864, in Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales, United Kingdom. He married Mary Jane Reynolds in 1888. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Ystrad-dyfodwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Charles Owens
Mary Jane Reynolds
Marriage: 1888
William J Owens
John Owens
Alfred Owens
Stanley Owens
Thomas Owens

Spouse and Children

Pontypridd District, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom


World Events (8)

1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867

Age 3

The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.

Age 20

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Age 36

The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.

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)

  • Charles Owens, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Charles Owens, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Charles Owens - Government record: male

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