Joe Elam Owens

Male13 May 1913–13 December 1997

Brief Life History of Joe Elam

When Joe Elam Owens was born on 13 May 1913, in Union City, Obion, Tennessee, United States, his father, Marion Campbell Owens, was 46 and his mother, Deller Della Smith, was 38. He lived in Little River Township, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 13 December 1997, in Hardy Township, Sharp, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Sitka, Sharp, Arkansas, United States.

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Joe Elam Owens

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  • Joe E Owens in household of Marion C Owens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
  • U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 18

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Welsh: variant of Owen , with post-medieval excrescent English -s.

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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