Sylvania Susan McGaha

1875–1945 (Age 69)
Cocke, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sylvania Susan

When Sylvania Susan McGaha was born on 17 July 1875, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Rankin McGaha, was 25 and her mother, Martha McMullen, was 24. She married William Humphrey Owens on 28 October 1892, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Civil District 6, Cocke, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and Cramerton, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1945. She died on 21 February 1945, in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Belmont, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sylvania Susan McGaha
1875–1945
William Humphrey Owens
1873–1953
Marriage: 28 October 1892
Isaac Walter Owens
1894–1899
John H Owens
1903–
Connie E Owens
1906–
Sara Owens
1898–
William Edgar Owens
1901–1987
Samuel Fairfield Owens
1910–1988
Compton Cleophas Owens Sr
1912–1985
Mary Cornelia Owens
1917–2002
Gladys Owens
1917–1963

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1892
Cocke, Tennessee, United States
children

(9)

  • Isaac Walter Owens

    Male1894–1899Male

  • Female1898–Female

  • Male1901–1987Male

  • John H Owens

    Male1903–Male

  • Connie E Owens

    Female1906–Female

+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(5)

  • William McGaha

    Male1873–1900Male

  • Female1875–1945Female

  • Mary Alice McGaha

    Female1878–Female

  • Isaac McGaha

    Male1880–Male

  • Samuel McGaha

    Male1891–Male

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 3

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eachaidh ( see McGaffey ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Owen in household of Owen, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Susie S Ow?Ns in household of Hump Ow?Ns, "United States Census, 1910"
  • S S Owens in household of W H Owens, "United States Census, 1920"

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