Dec. 31, 1918 Pittsburgh Allegheny County Pennsylvania, USA
Born in Ireland, Owen Sr was the Son of Rose (O'Hare) Smith and her husband Matthew Smith. Owen Sr came to America in approximately 1854. He married Julia (McConnell) Smith Feb 4 , 1869. He had 3 Sons and 1 daughter, Owen Jr, John Patrick, Matthew , and Mary. He worked as the caretaker at St Mary's Cemetery in Lawrenceville, and lived on the cemetery grounds with his family from approximately 1870 through 1894. Sometime around 1900 he purchased an 80 acre farm in Conemaugh Township, Indiana County PA where he resided for several years. After losing his land in a legal battle, he died at the age of 98 at the "Little Sisters Of The Poor" home in Pittsburgh PA, and is buried in an unmarked grave at St Mary's Cemetery (Lawrenceville PA). Cause of death listed as "Asthma".