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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Sylvania Susan McGaha
William Humphrey Owens
Marriage: 28 October 1892
Isaac Walter Owens
John H Owens
Connie E Owens
Sara Owens
William Edgar Owens
Samuel Fairfield Owens
Compton Cleophas Owens Sr
Mary Cornelia Owens
Gladys Owens

Spouse & Children

28 October 1892
Cocke, Tennessee, United States


  • Isaac Walter Owens


  • Female1898–Female

  • Male1901–1987Male

  • John H Owens


  • Connie E Owens


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • William McGaha


  • Female1875–1945Female

  • Mary Alice McGaha


  • Isaac McGaha


  • Samuel McGaha


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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