|Birth: ||May 15, 1876|
|Death: ||Apr. 30, 1934|
THE ABILENE MORNING NEWS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1934
FRONT PAGE, COL 6, PAGE 8, COL 5&6
"FATAL MISHAP AT STAMFORD"
TAYLOR COUNTAIN STRUCK BY AUTO KILLED INSTANTLY
SPECIAL IS THE NEWS
STAMFORD, AUG 30--Walter Owens, 58, resident of Elm Grove community in Taylor County, was killed instantly early tonight when he stepped into the path of an automobile as he attempted to cross the highway in front of the machine, three miles north of here. The accident occurred as Owen and a cousin he was visiting, Mrs. G. W. Wiggins started from the filling station she operates to her home across the highway, about 8:15. Mrs. Wiggins told Police Chief George Flournoy, who investigated the mishap, that she and Owens saw the oncoming car, that she stepped back and he darted out in an attempt to cross the road in front of the automobile. He hit the side of the car, she said. The auto was driven by Raymond Swenson, who was accompanied by Johnny Lyons, both of Stamford. They stopped immdeiately, and Swenson called an ambulance. Owen was dead when the ambulance arrived at the Stamford sanitarium and physicians said death had been instantaneous. The body was taken to the Kinney Funeral Home until funeral arrangements are completed.
Swenson brought Flournoy to the scene, and after an investigation the chief of police declared the accident to be unavoidable.
Native of Tennessee, Owen had resided in Texas for many years, and had worked on ranches. He was well known in the southwestern Taylor County community where he made his home. He had been visiting Mrs. Wiggins for the past two weeks.
His wife has been dead for several years. Two daughters, one in California, another in Arizona, survive. Others survivors include two cousins, Mrs. A. J. Conklin of Abilene and Mrs. P. F. Harris of Taylor county, who came here tonight; a brother Oscar Owen of Stanton, a brother-in-law, Morris Smith of Snyder, and John Adkins of Elm Grove. All were notified of the accident.
TRANSCRIBED AND PROVIDED BY CONNIE WEEAKS PACE
Married Martha Fields "Mattie" Allen in 1909 Taylor County, Texas. Allen is madien name, as she had been previously married & her surname was either Ellis or Carter. Mattie married again in about 1944 after James Walter.
Provided by Connie Weeaks Pace
Elisha Saul Owen (1846 - 1933)
Salena Ann Elizabeth Atkins Booth (1858 - 1931)
Mattie F. Allen Force (1875 - 1951)*
Child Three Booth**
Child Two Booth**
James Walter Owen (1876 - 1934)
Oscar Lewis Owen (1880 - 1959)*
Emma Lena Booth Smith (1888 - 1969)**
George Armour Booth (1890 - 1958)**
Elmer Jackson Booth (1893 - 1895)**
Mary Frances Booth Williams (1895 - 1949)**
Lucy Jane Adame (Booth) Russell (1901 - 1964)**
Buffalo Gap Cemetery
Maintained by: WANDA CLEVELAND
Originally Created by: Sherry Hoffman
Record added: Aug 02, 2010
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