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John Richard Owings
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Birth: Mar. 29, 1859
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1931
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

From the Atlanta Journal, Thursday April 30, 1931:

MR. JOHN OWINGS, VETERAN CITY EMPLOYEE, DIES

Mr. John Richard Owings, 65, for twenty-three years connected with the Atlanta Waterworks, died Tuesday night at his residence, 1280 Hemphill Avenue, N.W., after an illness of a month.

Mr. Owings, who was chief operating engineer of the Hemphill Pumping station at the time of his deth, was born in Greenville, SC. At an early age, he came to live in Atlanta and had lived here for about sixty years. He started to work for the Waterworks Department as a machinist engineer at the Hemphill Station twenty-three years ago and had worked his way to the position of chief engineer there.

He was a member of the Palestine Masonic Lodge and of the Seminole Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. J.T. Putnal of Griffin, GA; a son, C.E. Owings of Tampa, Fla, and a sister, Mrs. Anne Owings Smith. Funeral arrangements are being held in abeyance pending the arrival of his son from Tampa.

(NOTE: John R. Owings was actually 72 years old when he died)

 
 
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 Parents:
  Archibald Young Owings (1815 - 1874)
  Malana Hellams Owings (1820 - 1897)
 
 Spouses:
  Emily Page Owings (1896 - 1965)
  Petronia Belle Sheridan Owings (1863 - 1929)*
 
 Children:
  Frances Alline Owings (1889 - 1904)*
  Charles Edward Owings (1891 - 1982)*
  Ernest Mercer Owings (1895 - 1930)*
  Mary Cecil Owings (1897 - 1898)*
  Nellie Mae Owings Putnal Pepper (1902 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Augusta Owings (1845 - 1916)*
  Anne Elliott Owings Smith (1849 - 1934)*
  Archibald Young Owings (1856 - 1893)*
  John Richard Owings (1859 - 1931)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Sheridan Plot Sec 8, Lot 188
 
Created by: SAR
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
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John Richard Owings
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John Richard Owings
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