Ann Owen

3 April 1809–25 July 1894 (Age 85)
Shinfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann Owen was born on 3 April 1809, in Shinfield, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Owen, was 35 and her mother, Ann Baker, was 23. She married William Bennett Hobbs on 6 March 1832, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom for about 30 years. In 1861, at the age of 52, her occupation is listed as laundress. She died on 25 July 1894, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bennett Hobbs
Ann Owen
Marriage: 6 March 1832
Charles William Hobbs
Henry Hobbs
William Hobbs
James Thomas Hobbs
Thomas Hobbs
Mary Ann Hobbs
Caroline Hobbs

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1832Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 3
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 23
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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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    Life & Labors of Ann Owen Hobbs

    Life and Labors of Ann Owen Hobbs By DeEsta Naylor, Logan Ann Owen, it would seem, was destined in another world to perform a life of usefulness and devotion as a lady’s maid to those who took her in …

    Sources (37)

    • Ann Hobbs in household of Willm Hobbs, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Ann Owen in entry for Caroline Hobbs Waterson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Ann Hobbs, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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