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Silas Bester Owen
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1855
Blue Mountain
Tippah County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1946
Lockhart
Caldwell County
Texas, USA

Other children of Silas Bester Owen and Abbie Gail Jones Owen are:

Henrietta Elizabeth Owen Handley: 1880-1980
Wilmetta Owen Handley: 1885-1966
Jesse B. Owen: 1888-1964
Arminta "Minty" Owen Clark: 1891-1934


The Wellington Leader March 28, 1946

Final rites for Silas Bester Owen, 90, were held in Wellington March 20, and the body was taken to his old home at Lockhart for burial.

Mr. Owen was born November 1, 1855 in Ripley, Mississippi and came to Texas in 1857 with his mother and sister, his father having died previously. After coming to Texas, his mother married Abel Baker who raised Mr. Owen.

He lived almost his entire life in Caldwell County near Lockhart. He joined the Primitive Baptist Church in 1891 and was an active member for over 50 years. He also took a keen interest in local government and in law enforcement in his county during his entire lifetime. For the past year he has been living in Wellington with his daughter, Mrs. D. H. Handley

He was a grandson of Larkin Owen and the second and last child of Silas Bester and Lucinda Jeffrey Owen. He was born on November 1, 1855 in Tippah County, Mississippi. He father died before he was born. At the age of two, he came to Texas with his mother and lived most of his life in Caldwell County, near Lockhart.

On December 9, 1875, Silas Bester Owen was married to Miss Abbie Gail Jones.

At the time of his death, he was 90 years, 4 months and 19 days of age.

Survivors in his family are his wife and eight children. They are Mrs. D. H. Handley and Silas Bester Owen Jr. of Wellington, Mrs. Roy Handley of Lockney, Mrs. August Baethge of Doss, Mrs. Grover Blundell of Luling, Odus Owen of McMahan, Jesse Owen and Claud Owen of Mathis. Three daughters preceded him in passing. Other survivors are 28 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 
 
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 Parents:
  Silas Bester Owen (1826 - 1855)
  Lucinda Jeffrey Owen Baker (1829 - 1873)
 
 Spouse:
  Abbie Gail Jones Owen (1860 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Lucinda Owen (1877 - 1890)*
  Henrietta Elizabeth Owen Handley (1880 - 1980)*
  Odus Owen (1882 - 1962)*
  Wilmetta Owen Handley (1885 - 1966)*
  Arminta Owen Clark (1891 - 1934)*
  Annie Mae Owen (1894 - 1894)*
  Claude E. Owen (1896 - 1992)*
  Beulah Mae Owen Baethge (1898 - 1968)*
  Silas Bester Owen (1898 - 1958)*
  Aubrey Earl Owen Blundell (1902 - 1982)*
 
 Sibling:
  James Jackson Baker (1855 - 1884)**
  Silas Bester Owen (1855 - 1946)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Jeffrey Cemetery
McMahan
Caldwell County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Morgan Family
Record added: May 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37769576
Silas Bester Owen
Added by: Lynn Moore
 
Silas Bester Owen
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