Robert Owens

10 July 1818–8 November 1883 (Age 65)
Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Owens was born on 10 July 1818, in Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States, his father, Edmund H Owens, was 28 and his mother, Margaret Turner, was 24. He married Catherine Ann Williams on 22 October 1837, in Fairfield, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 November 1883, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Robert Owens
Catherine Ann Williams
Marriage: 22 October 1837
Jerome Owens
Josephine Owens
Isabelle Owens
Nephy Owens
Mary Elizabeth Owens
Sarah Owens
Robert Owens
George Washington Owens

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 October 1837Fairfield, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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. 
    1832 · First Peach Orchard Planted
    Age 14
    Isaac Reeves is credited with being Delaware's first farmer to plant over 30 acres of peaches near the city of New Castle. In over ten years, he would expand his crop to over a hundred acres. His success prompted others to plant orchards in Kent and Sussex counties. This gave the state the nickname the ""Peach State"" for awhile.
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 18
    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: 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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    Biography of Robert Owens

    Robert Owens, son, husband, father, convert, pioneer, soldier, and missionary. By Barbara (Brumble) Stoddard On the tenth of July 1818, Robert Owens was born in Dover, Kent County, Delaware. …

    Sources (34)

    • Robert Owens, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Robert Owens, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Robert Owens, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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