William Harrison Owston

William Harrison Owston

Birth
Delaware County, Ohio, USA
Death 6 Jan 1926 (aged 86)
Reno County, Kansas, USA
Burial Nickerson, Reno County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 39029262 · View Source
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Son of William Owston and Jane Spink.

The 1832 year of birth on tombstone is in error and doesn't agree with other records.

1850 US Census has him as being 11 (1839).
1860 US Census has him as being 21 (1839).
1870 US Census has him as being 39 (1828).
1880 US Census has him as being 41 (1839).
1895 KS Census has him as being 64. (1831).
1900 US Census has birth as June 1839.
1905 KS Census has him as being 64 (1841).
1907 Marriage record has him 68 on his last birthday (1839).
1910 US Census has him as being 70 (1839).

During the American Civil War, he joined the 4th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry on 16 October 1861, transferred to the 4th Ohio Battalion on 5 June 1864 and mustered out 13 September 1864.

Listed among 10 members of the West Berlin, Ohio Presbyterian Church who moved to Kansas in the 1880s.



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  • Created by: Dr. James M. Owston
  • Added: 3 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39029262
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Harrison Owston (25 Jun 1839–6 Jan 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39029262, citing Wildmead Cemetery, Nickerson, Reno County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dr. James M. Owston (contributor 47059231) .