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Edward Owen Family of Alvord, Texas

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Date: 1885 to 1919
Location: Alvord, Wise, Texas, United Statesmap
Surname/tag: Owen
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Alvord Centennial Book
The First 100 Years, 1882-1982

Note: This is a transcription of page 132, original here, corrected for errors and sources cited.

EDWARD OWEN FAMILY[1]
Edward Owen, one of Alvord's earliest settlers, was born in Wales, Great Brittan in 1838. Upon reaching America, he settled with his parents and siblings in Brown County, Indiana.[2] He married Miss Matilda Whitaker[3] and one son was born, John Charles (Charlie). Mr. Owen lost his wife, Matilda, while she was very young.

Later, he married Miss Pricilla Stepp[4] before moving his family from Indiana to near Pottsboro in Grayson County, Texas .[5][6] Mr. Owen and Pricilla moved to Alvord in 1885 bringing their seven children named: Charlie, William (Bill), Lizza Mae, Jess, Frank. Marietta (Maud), and Edward, Jr. (Ted).

Pricilla passed away at age 39 in 1888 and was buried in the Jonestown Cemetery near Alvord.[7]

The children attended the first school built in Alvord, the location was where the Dr. Riley house was built in later years.

The father, Edward Owen, was a produce farmer. He marketed his produce shipping it by train. His daughters made bread and fried chicken for their brothers to sell to the train crew and passengers. During the winter months when chickens were not available, wild rabbits were caught and sold instead.

Edward Owen next married his fourth wife, Mrs. Lucy (Willis) Stith.[8][9][10] To this union was born four children, but only one, Mamie, survived beyond infancy.[11] Lucy died at age 42 in 1913.[12] (See Claudia (Owen) Killough (abt.1898-1981) for discussion of Claudia "Lady Bird" Killough's possible connection.)

Edward Owen acquired property in Alvord as well as a farm south of town. In the early 1900's, he owned and operated a General Store in Alvord. He passed on at the age of 81 in 1919.[13]

All of the children grew up and married except Frank. They all settled near Alvord except Charlie who moved to Oklahoma.[14] Jess, a young married man to Pearl Taylor,[15] was thrown from a horse and killed. In August 1925, Frank was killed in an automobile accident about two miles south of Alvord.[16] Lizza Mae[17] and Bill[18], with their families, lived near Alvord, but moved away in later years.

Marietta (Maud) married Frank George.[19] Their first home was in Alvord. They later moved to the Lone Star Community south of Alvord where they lived until their deaths. Cecil, Joe and Glenn George were born to this union. Joe and Glenn remain in the Lone Star Community. They have been very successful famers as well as being very active in church and civic affairs. Cecil, a well know school teacher of 43 years has passed on. He taught in the Alvord School for several years.

Edward Owen, Jr. (Ted)[19] remained in Alvord until his marriage, then moved four miles south of Alvord where he lived until his death in 1958.

The entire Owen family are remembered as very honorable people who helped their fellow man and were well liked by all who knew them.

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Sources

  1. “Alvord Centennial Book The First 100 Years, 1882-1982.” Wise County, North Texas Free Genealogy and Historic Information and Images, https://wisecountytexas.info/families/alvord_book.htm Wise County Texas Genealogy, 2010, https://wisecountytexas.info/families/images/Alvord/pg132.jpg.
  2. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVN-Z5M : 12 April 2016), Edward Owens in household of Edward Owen, Jackson, Brown, Indiana, United States; citing family 105, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV99-7N7L : 10 December 2017), Edward Owen and Matilda Whitaker, 28 Nov 1861; citing Morgan, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 2,419,997.
  4. "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007", database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:8WQX-C4N2 : 7 August 2020), Edward Owen, 1868. or Monroe Co, Indiana Index to Marriage Records J-Z 1853-1920, p. 509
  5. 4. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXXS-KBY : 12 April 2016), Edward Owen, Indiana, United States; citing p. 21, family 156, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,800.
  6. No 1880 census has been found for the Edward Owen family.
  7. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 02 February 2019), memorial page for Pricilla Stepp Owen (20 Jan 1849–1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44224464, citing Jonestown Cemetery, Alvord, Wise County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by WiseCountyTexas (contributor 46873384).
  8. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QV14-G7WR : accessed 11 February 2018), Edward Owen and Lucy B Stith, 01 Apr 1897, Marriage; citing Cooke, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 1,290,679.
  9. The third wife of Edward Owen was Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth (Turner) Stepp, widow of his brother-in-law George Stepp. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8R-FD36 : 10 December 2017), Edward Owen and Sarah E. Stepp, 18 Jul 1890; citing Marriage, citing Wise, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,302,437.
  10. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M35Y-YKG : accessed 1 February 2019), Lucie Owen in household of Edward Owen, Justice Precinct 2 (Alvord voting precinct 5 & west part of voting precinct 22), Wise, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 137, sheet 11B, family 220, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,680.
  11. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2QS-PS4 : accessed 11 February 2018), Edward Owens, Justice Precinct 2, Wise, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 249, sheet 10B, family 216, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1600; FHL microfilm 1,375,613.
  12. "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3WQ-PF8 : 13 March 2018), Lucy B Owen, 14 Sep 1913; citing certificate number 20451, State Registrar Office, Austin; FHL microfilm 2,050,996.
  13. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 02 February 2019), memorial page for Edward Owen (30 Mar 1838–2 Dec 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44224460, citing Jonestown Cemetery, Alvord, Wise County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Greg Burch (contributor 47918473) .
  14. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLWS-L6D : accessed 11 February 2018), John C Owen, Canadian, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 215, sheet 14A, family 262, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1269; FHL microfilm 1,375,282.
  15. "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK8R-XPHM : 10 December 2017), Jesse Owen and Pearl Taylor, 01 Sep 1898; citing Marriage, citing Wise, Texas, United States, Texas State Library, Archives Division, and various Texas county clerks; FHL microfilm 1,302,439.
  16. Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 31 January 2019), memorial page for Frank Owen (17 Jan 1886–18 Aug 1925), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44224462, citing Jonestown Cemetery, Alvord, Wise County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by becky bushnell (contributor 48130643).
  17. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2Q3-MMY : accessed 11 February 2018), Eliza Reagan in household of William Reagan, Justice Precinct 2, Wise, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 249, sheet 6B, family 125, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1600; FHL microfilm 1,375,613.
  18. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M297-HKP : accessed 11 February 2018), Will H Owen, Justice Precinct 3, Hardeman, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 133, sheet 3B, family 43, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1559; FHL microfilm 1,375,572.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2QS-YXK : accessed 11 February 2018), Maud George in household of B Frank George, Justice Precinct 2, Wise, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 249, sheet 3A, family 52, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1600; FHL microfilm 1,375,613.




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