Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Owens in:
 • Maple Hill Cemetery
 • New Harmony
 • Posey County
 • Indiana
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
David Dale Owen
Birth: Jun. 24, 1807
New Lanark
South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death: Nov. 13, 1860
New Harmony
Posey County
Indiana, USA

Scientist. He was a leading nineteenth-century American geologist. He resided in New Harmony, Indiana, a town purchased by his father, social reformer Robert Owen, in 1825 from the Rappites. From there he headquartered federal geological surveys and the first official state geological surveys of Arkansas, Indiana and Kentucky. The Smithsonian Institute followed his recommendations as to the rock used to build their original museum building. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Owen (1771 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Charlotte Neef Owen (1815 - 1894)
 
 Children:
  Alfred Dale Owen (1841 - 1903)*
  William Herschel Owen (1847 - 1898)*
  Nina Dale Parke Stilwell Owen (1879 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Dale Owen (1801 - 1877)*
  William Owen (1802 - 1842)*
  Jane Dale Owen Fauntleroy (1805 - 1861)*
  David Dale Owen (1807 - 1860)
  Richard Owen (1810 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maple Hill Cemetery
New Harmony
Posey County
Indiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Aug 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 11889
David Dale Owen
Added by: quebecoise
 
David Dale Owen
Added by: Leonard L. Brown
 
David Dale Owen
Added by: David Fisher
 
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Libby Talley
 Added: Nov. 14, 2012
I was just reading your survey of Indiana. I never knew that a geologist visited my ancestors. You were going to write about their experiences with milk sickness, but you never got the chance. It sounds like you had a very exciting, fulfilling life. R...(Read more)
- Eden
 Added: Aug. 20, 2011

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jun. 16, 2009
There are 7 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.9 after 14 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service