Washington Winder Owen

1813–1891 (Age 78)
Montgomery, Maryland, United States

The Life Summary of Washington Winder

When Washington Winder Owen was born in 1813, in Montgomery, Maryland, United States, his father, Washington Owen, was 36 and his mother, Ruth Gassaway, was 40. He married Angelina Goldsborough Robinson about 1836. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in District 5, Montgomery, Maryland, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1891, at the age of 78.

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Washington Winder Owen
Angelina Goldsborough Robinson
Marriage: about 1836
Catherine Goldsbourough Owen
Octavia B OWEN Childs
Ann E Owen

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  • Marriage
    about 1836
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 7
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 23
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: from the personal name Owain, from Latin Eugenius (see Eugene ). This Welsh personal name is cognate with Old Irish Eogán, see 2 and 3.Scottish and Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’. See McEwen .Irish: from Ó hEoghain, ‘descendant of Eoghan’. See Ewen .

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Washington Owens, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Washington W Owen, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860"
    • W Owen in entry for Catherine G and Miss Clara W Beall, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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