Owen Livingston Ayers

1891–1973 (Age 82)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Owen Livingston

When Owen Livingston Ayers was born on 6 February 1891, in Georgia, United States, his father, Jefferson Davis Ayers, was 25 and his mother, Sarah Ann Thompson, was 32. He married Mary Ina Burns on 1 February 1921, in Taylor, Texas, United States. He lived in Runnels, Texas, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 3, Graham, Arizona, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 10 March 1973, in Big Spring, Howard, Texas, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Lamesa, Dawson, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Owen Livingston Ayers
Mary Ina Burns
Marriage: 1 February 1921

Spouse & Children

1 February 1921
Taylor, Texas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Jefferson Davis Ayers


  • Sarah Ann Thompson




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World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 2

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: derivative of Ayer . The -s most probably represents a trace of the Latin nominative singular in heres ‘heir’, but it may also signify the son or servant of someone known as ‘the heir’, i.e. someone who was heir to some great estate.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • O L Ayers in household of O L Collins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Owen Ayers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Owan C Ayers in household of Jefferson Ayers, "United States Census, 1900"

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