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 David Dale Owen

David Dale Owen

Birth
New Lanark, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death 13 Nov 1860 (aged 53)
New Harmony, Posey County, Indiana, USA
Burial New Harmony, Posey County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 11889 · View Source
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Scientist. He was a leading nineteenth-century American geologist. He resided in New Harmony, Indiana, a town purchased by his father, social reformer Robert Owen, in 1825 from the Rappites. From there he headquartered federal geological surveys and the first official state geological surveys of Arkansas, Indiana and Kentucky. The Smithsonian Institute followed his recommendations as to the rock used to build their original museum building.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11889
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Dale Owen (24 Jun 1807–13 Nov 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11889, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, New Harmony, Posey County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .