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  • ID: I2580
  • Name: William John Owens
  • Surname: Owens
  • Given Name: William John
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 30 Nov 1835 in Belfast, Ireland
  • Death: 21 Feb 1916 in Houghton Lake, Roscommon Co., Michigan
  • Burial: Denton Twp.
  • _UID: 490001AAF7568345B29835079E4250DE9DE6
  • Note:
    Wm J. Owens, mention of whose death was made last week was born in Belfast, Ireland, Nov. 30 , 1835 and died at Houghton Lake, Mich, Feb. 21, 1916, age 80 years, 2 months and 21 days. H e came to America at the age of 10 years with his parents who settled at Pontiac, Oakland cou nty, where he lived until 1885 he moved to Roscommon where he resided until his death. He wa s united in marriage to Carrie A. Merrill, of Pontiac, June 19, 1866. To this union nine chi ldren, five boys and four girls, were born. Ruby, Charles and William, who died while young ; E. Page Owens of Houghton Lake; Reuben F. Owens of Farmington and four girls, Mrs. Ray Murr ay of Northville; Mrs. Francis McDonald, Sadie and Callie of Houghton Lake, are left to mour n his loss. The remains were laid to rest in the Prudenville cemetery beside those of his wi fe, who passed away Dec. 11, 1895.

    1870 Census Michigan, Oakland Co., Waterford Twp., Pontiac Post Office
    OWEN, David, 80, farmer, b. Ireland
    " , Sarah, 55, b. Ireland
    " , John, 36, b. Ireland
    " , Carrie, 24, b. MI
    " , Charlie, age 1, b. MI

  • Change Date: 9 Jul 2011 at 21:51:46

    Marriage 1 Carrie Merrill b: Abt. 1845 in Michigan
    • Married: 19 Jun 1866 in Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan
    1. Has Children Grace Owens b: 5 Dec 1873 in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan
    2. Has No Children Elmer Page Owens b: 1 Mar 1876 in Oakland Co., MI

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