Mary Elizabeth Owens

26 September 1857–7 January 1936 (Age 78)
Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Owens was born on 26 September 1857, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, her father, Rev. Martin Owens, was 34 and her mother, Arthusa Williams, was 33. She married John Joseph Brown on 1 October 1875, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 4, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 3, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 7 January 1936, in Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Providence Cemetery, Quail, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Joseph Brown
Mary Elizabeth Owens
Marriage: 1 October 1875
Jennie Brown
Cordelia Brown
Lizzie May Brown
Mollie G. Brown
Leona Brown
Myrtle Ann Brown
Pleasant C Brown

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1 October 1875
Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Mary B Brown, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary L Brown in household of John J Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary E Owens in household of Martin Owens, "United States Census, 1860"

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