Herbert Spencer Ownby

28 December 1890–12 April 1955 (Age 64)
Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Herbert Spencer

When Herbert Spencer Ownby was born on 28 December 1890, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, his father, Alexander Wiley Ownby, was 37 and his mother, Martha Ellen Holdren, was 30. He married Viola White in 1914, in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States. He lived in London, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Charleston Magisterial District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 5 years. He died on 12 April 1955, in South Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Herbert Spencer Ownby
Ida Mae Rutledge
Marriage: 1921
Charles Ray Ownby
Celia Elizabeth Ownby

Spouse and Children

Kanawha, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Wiley Ownby


    Martha Ellen Holdren





    Elvira Jane Ownby


    Albert Bernard Ownby



    Alexander Hamilton Ownby


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

The earliest recorded burial death date was 1893, possibly on the farm where the cemetery is located, or a re-interment.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 18

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

Variant of Owenby .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Herbert D Ownby in household of Amos G Barlow, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Herbert S Owenby, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Herbert S Ownby in household of Alex W Ownby, "United States Census, 1910"

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