|Birth: ||1817, Wales|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 1879|
died of epilepsy & paralysis
BIOGRAPHICAL: "Hugh Owens was a well known merchant of South Salem, about where the Daue (grocery) store is now. He plotted the Owens addition there".
From Bits for Breakfast, by R. J. Hendricks in Oregon Statesman 23 Mar 1941 4:1.
DIED--In South Salem, on Wednesday, April 19th, Hugh Owens, in the sixty-second year of his age. Mr. Owens was born in Wales, in the year 1817, and came to the United States when quite young, emigrating to Oregon in 1852. He lived in South Salem about seventeen years, first following his trade as a blacksmith, but later engaging in merchandising, and was at his place of business in usual health, when prostrated with an attack of epilepsy, remaining unconscious until his death, twelve hours after. Deceased was a man of unquestioned honesty and integrity of character, and was esteemed as a good citizen, excellent neighbor, and a kind husband and father. He was Justice of the Peace for the precinct where he lived. He leaves a wife and one daughter to mourn his irreparable loss. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church.
Oregon Statesman 17 April 1879 3:3
THE LAST SAD RITES
The funeral of the late Hugh Owens took place yesterday afternoon from his residence in South Salem, Rev. M. Croasman officiating. The ceremony was conducted under the auspices of the Good Templar Lodges of the city, of which he was an honored member. There was a large attendance of friends.
Oregon Statesman 19 April 1879 3:3
(bio source: Salem Pioneer Cemetery Website)
Salem Pioneer Cemetery
Created by: Patty C
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24628640
Rest in Peace.|
Added: Jun. 27, 2008