William J. Owens

1 May 1827–19 March 1874 (Age 46)
Tre-Boeth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William J.

When William J. Owens was born on 1 May 1827, in Tre-Boeth, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, John Owen, was 26 and his mother, Charlotte Lewis, was 31. He married Jeanette Lewis on 28 June 1852, in Llantwit Fardre, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1854 and lived in Llantwit Fardre, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1851 and Little Cottonwood, Little Cottonwood Creek Valley, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 19 March 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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William J. Owens
Elizabeth Roberts
Marriage: 2 January 1856
Jeanette Owens
Elizabeth Owens
William Owens
John Owens
Mary Owens
Charlotte Owens
Hannah Owens
Thomas Charles Owens
Mary Elizabeth Owens

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1856Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1831 · Merthyr Uprising 
    Age 4
    Sparked by a depression that was going through Wales the previous three years, the Merthyr uprisings were carried out by workers that were in debt. In the process, twenty-four people were killed and twenty-six were arrested. Troops were brought in to stop the protestors.
    Age 16
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: variant of Owen , with post-medieval excrescent English -s.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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    Short History of William Owens

    By His Sister, Mary Owens Pratt William Owens, son of William J. Owens and Elizabeth Roberts, was born July 4, 1860 in the Sixteenth Ward in Salt Lake City. He was baptized by William A. Noble Jul …

    Sources (36)

    • William Owens, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Wm J Owens in entry for Ann Williams Owens, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • William J Orven, "United States Census, 1860"

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