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Ruben Ira Owen
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Birth: Jun. 20, 1879
Bear Creek Springs
Boone County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1960
Pleasanton
Atascosa County
Texas, USA

Ruben Ira Owen was born June 20, 1879 in Boone County, Arkansas to Richard Carol Owen and Arletha C. Stephens. Age the age of 6, he moved with his parents to near Avalon in Ellis County, Texas. He married Julia Vida Burke January 15, 1905 in Navarro County, Texas. By 1920 he had moved to Wichata Falls where he became employed in the oil field business. They had three sons Jesse Carol, Rufus Ira (who died at the age of 17 in an oil field accident), Cecil Coy (who died at birth) and one daughter Mary Letha Walker.

Ira and Vida moved to Corsicana after 1935 where he worked as a driller in the new oilfields between there and Mexia.

Vida died from breast cancer in Dallas, Texas in 1953 and is buried in Elm Branch Cemetery in Ellis County.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Richard Carol Owen (1851 - 1926)
  Arletha C. Stephens Owen (1855 - 1941)
 
 Spouse:
  Julia Vida Burke Owen (1884 - 1953)
 
 Children:
  Jesse Carol Owen (1906 - 1973)*
  Mary Letha Owen Walker (1919 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Rachel Owen Piper (1877 - 1908)*
  Ruben Ira Owen (1879 - 1960)
  James Wylie Owen (1881 - 1935)*
  Dora Mae Owen Campbell Vinson (1884 - 1960)*
  Infant Son Owen (1887 - 1887)*
  Texas Penina Owen Gorman (1889 - 1981)*
  Josie Ester Owen Gorman (1892 - 1991)*
  Allie Drew Owen Green (1894 - 1962)*
  Richard Carol Owen (1899 - 1982)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Concrete Cemetery
Guadalupe County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: William Gorman
Record added: Dec 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82163346
Ruben Ira Owen
Added by: William Gorman
 
Ruben Ira Owen
Added by: William Gorman
 
Ruben Ira Owen
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Rest in peace. On behalf of my grandmother and your sister, Texas Owen Gorman, who loved flowers and always had a garden full around her Ellis County home.
- William Gorman
 Added: Dec. 19, 2011
 
 
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