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 Lawyer Jimmie Owens

Lawyer Jimmie Owens

Birth
Lowndes County, Alabama, USA
Death 6 Oct 1968 (aged 88)
Luverne, Crenshaw County, Alabama, USA
Burial Magnolia Shores, Crenshaw County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 12653953 · View Source
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Lawyer Jimmie Owens was a farmer who raised cotton, corn and peanuts for profit and their own food. He and if wife, Effe Garner, raised seven children.

He was a humble and simple man. He never turned any one away from his door who was in need of help, although he and his family never had much. He never mastered driving a car, instead staying with his mule for plowing and transportation.

Essentially the farm was self-sufficient, with what may have been left over being sold for next year's crop and to buy essentials. He and his family picked cotton by hand, milked their own cows, fed the chickens, and slaughtered their own hogs. He loved "chitlins".

For Christmas the children would each receive a piece of fruit, usually an orange, maybe a new shirt or blouse, and they would set off fireworks. He would make eggnog an add some liquor from his still (probably made from corn).

His children called him "Papa".

He purchased his 100 acre farm at in the late 1800's/early 1900's for $3.00 per acre. Before he died he sold the land for $3.00 per acre. He no longer had a use for it and didn't see any reason to sell it for more than what he had paid for it.

He also served as a local undertaker.

He was the fifth child of eight children, and the son of Jackson Maron Owens (1851-1928) and Rebecca Catherine Fleming (1845-1909).



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  • Created by: Erich Snoke
  • Added: 11 Dec 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12653953
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lawyer Jimmie Owens (24 Oct 1879–6 Oct 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12653953, citing Sardis Cemetery, Magnolia Shores, Crenshaw County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Erich Snoke (contributor 46796819) .