Harriet Owens

15 May 1886–November 1971 (Age 85)
Beaver Brook, Hazle Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Harriet

Harriet Owens was born on 15 May 1886, in Beaver Brook, Hazle Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She married Sheldon McAfee on 22 December 1905, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died in November 1971, in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Sheldon McAfee
Harriet Owens
Marriage: 22 December 1905
Elizabeth Elvira McAfee
Dorothy June McAfee
John Sheldon McAfee

Spouse and Children

    Sheldon McAfee



22 December 1905
Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 19

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Harriet Mcafee in household of Sheldon Mcafee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harriet Owens in entry for Stanley Richard Ford and Dorothy June Mcafee, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Hattie Owens, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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