|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1810|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 14, 1890|
William was the son of Abel and Elizabeth (Gooch) Owen.
Dr. William Owen's obituary: "It pains the NEWS to announce the death of Mr. Owen and the entire Community shares its regret, for deceased was a very old, highly respected and widely known citizen. He died at 6 o'clock, Monday, July 14, and interred the following day at 3 o'clock in the Old Round Rock Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended annd there was not one present who did not feel the remorse incident to parting with one whose friendship in life was true and whose philanthropic nature and observing honesty, he was a man whom all could respect and honor with much fervor. Death loves a Shining Mark. Deceased was born in North Carolina in 1804 and lived there fifteen years before moving to Texas. In 1819 he moved to Titus County and remained there until 1849. (This is not accurate, He moved to MO about 1815 and lived there until about 1841 when he moved to Titus Co.) In 1849 he moved from Mount Pleasant, Titus County to Georgetown. He remained in the latter place a while and then became a resident of Burnet, Burnet County. While there he represented this and Burnet County in the legislature, and was a very useful member of that body, serving the State honestly and with all his energy. After his location in Texas he traveled extensively. He trapped for fur-bearing animals on the Yellowstone River; crossed the Rocky Mts. a number of times; hunted for the grisley bear in California and camped with the Mongolians of Mexico. His life's history would make a large volume and no more interesting and instructive reading could be compiled. For a half a century he was a practicing physician and possessed unusual ability. He treated the sick and afflicted with fidelity and bore fatique without a murmer to lend a helping hand to suffering humanity. He never refused to respond to the entreaties off the destitute. Noble, brave and kind to a fault, he truly deserves the brightest place in the Great World Beyond, and he shall receive it. He served with great distinction in the 60's and was a Colonel of a Regiment that drove the Mormons from their early stronghold in western Missouri. He commanded a company that fought bravely to extinguish the Creek Indians in the pioneer days of that state. In August 1883 he became partially blind and for the last few years of his life he could see nothing, but he bore the affliction with great fortitude and always seemed cheerful. He leaves 3 daughters and a son to mourn the loss of a kind father: Mrs. Evelyn Hall, a resident of our town and who attended him in his last illness with all the tenderness of a true and loyal daughter; Mrs. Dr. Masterson, who is now here; Mrs. Hattie Blair of Coryell Co. and Benjamin Owen, also a resident of the same county. To them THE NEWS extends its deepest sympathy. May they find solace in the knowledge of his great goodness and final reward before a just and wise GOD. " (Obit does not mention his other ch ildren for some reason) There is a historical marker in Round Rock, TX marking "William Owen House" (also known as St. Charles Hotel)--a house where Dr. Owen and his family lived and he also had his medical practice there at one time.
Sarah Grooms Owen (1811 - 1875)
Evelyn Owen Hall (1839 - 1926)*
Thomas Franklin Owen (1845 - 1926)*
Harriet Owen Blair (1849 - 1939)*
Flora Ann Owen Masterson (1851 - 1937)*
Benjamin William Owen (1852 - 1934)*
Round Rock Cemetery
Maintained by: Donna (Endorf) Londeen
Originally Created by: Lila Cole
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40834649
RIP Great-Great-Great Grandpa Owen.|
Added: Mar. 17, 2013
My great great grandfather. What an incredible man!|
Added: Aug. 23, 2011
Rest in peace. My great great grandfather worked for you, and also married one of your daughters.|
Added: Dec. 31, 2009
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