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Birth: 7 Dec 1858, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN 26
Death: 19 Jan 1941, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN- age 82
Burial: Crothersville Cemetery, Row 27/C
Mother: Sarah Densford
Marriage: 5 May 1878, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN: Bk H/42
1st Spouse: David Luther OWENS
Birth: 3 Jan 1849, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN 26
Death: 7 Feb 1894, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN- age 45
Burial: Gorrell Cemetery
Father: David R Owens (1808-1877)
Mother: Sarah "Sallie" Blount (1809-1868)
1ST MARRIAGE: Araminta and David had the following children:
08----CHARLES ALLEN OWENS [b. 7 Nov 1879, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN; d. 30 Jul 1967, Enid, Garfield Co, OK- age 87, bur. Billings Union Cemetery], SSN: 441-12-6998/OK, lived in Billings, Noble Co, OK, m. Laura Irene HOLMES [b. 29 Jun 1885, Vermont, IL; d. 2 Dec 1966, Enid, Garfield Co, OK- age 81, 26 bur. Billings Union Cemetery] on 4 Jun 1911, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN, had the following children:
09----FRED CHARLES OWENS [b. 20 May 1912; d. Oct 1982, Eureka, Greenwood Co, KS- age 70], SSN: 509-14-0247/KS, m. Mary Isabell METHENEY [b. 31 Dec 1916; d. Nov 1983, Tulsa Co, OK- age 67], SSN: 515-30-2246/KS, had two children:
09----DAVID LUTHER OWENS [b. 10 Feb 1914; d. 21 Jan 1920- age 5, bur. Billings Union Cemetery];
09----VIRGINIA LEE OWENS [b. 6 Dec 1918, Billings, Noble Co, OK; d. 26 Oct 2005, Brownsville, Cameron Co, TX- age 86, bur Memorial Park Cemetery], SSN: 456-36-3544/TX, m. John Leland MONCRIEF [b. 31 Dec 1919, Red Rock, Noble Co, OK; d. 6 Aug 2007, Brownsville, Cameron Co, TX- age 87, bur. Memorial Park Cemetery], SSN: 443-16-4943/OK, on 9 Nov 1940, Enid, Garfield Co, OK, had two daughters:
10----CAROLE MONCRIEF (refer to NSDAR), m. ___ SPENCER; and
10----LUCILLE R MONCRIEF, m. ___ THATCHER.
09----DOROTHA ELAINE OWENS [b. 1922; d. 1968- age 46];
09----CHARLEEN DORRANCE OWENS.
08----NELLIE B OWENS [b. 1882; d. 1954- age 72], m. John B WESTERFIELD [b. about 1878, IN], had son:
09----RALPH O WESTERFIELD [b. about 1908, IN];
08----ALMA OWENS [b. 14 Jul 1884; d. Mar 1964- age 79], SSN: 317-30-3290/IN, m. Howard WEDDLE and had two children;
09----MARGUERITE WEDDLE, and
09----MARY G WEDDLE.
08----JESSIE OWENS [b. about 1886; d. 1963- age 77], m. Roy CHASTEEN and had a daughter;
09----CHARLOTTE CHASTEEN; and
08----SARAH GAYNELLE OWENS [b. about 1893; d. 1964- age 71], m. 1st Henry Arthur SLATTENGREN [b. 2 Nov 1886, Chisago Co, MN; d. 23 Sep 1973, Chisago Co, MN- age 86], son of John Slattengren (1844-) and Johanna M ___ (1849-).
2nd Spouse: David Riley FRANKLIN
Birth: 22 Jul 1841, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN
Death: 8 May 1918, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN- age 76
Burial: Little York, Wash Co, IN
Father: John P Franklin (1816-)
Mother: Mary Langdon (1811-)
David Franklin Riley 1st married Celinda Owens until her death in 1907. They had eight children.
1850 Johnson Co, IN census: has William Owen 40, b. KY, Shoemaker w/ $450 RE; Mary L Owen 19, b. NC; and David W Owen 1, b. IN.
1880 Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) David L Owens 31 (no occupation listed); Arminta Owens 21, Keeping House; and Charles Owens 6/12.
1910 Vernon Twp, Jackson Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) David R Franklin 68, Own Income; Araminta Franklin 51 (5 children-5 living); Jessie Owens 23 (Stepdaughter); and Gaynell Owens 17 (Stepdaughter).
1910 Columbus Ward 1, Bartholomew Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) John Westerfield 32, Brakeman-Railroad; Nellie Westerfield 27 (2 children-1 living); and Ralph Westerfield 2.
1920 Vernon Twp, Jackson Co, IN census: has Araminta Franklin 61, b. IN (Widow); and Gaynell Owens 26, b. IN, Teacher-City School.
1920 Columbus Ward 1, Bartholomew Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) John W Westerfield 43, Conductor-Railroad; Nellie Westerfield 37; and Ralph O Westerfield 12.
1930 Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN census: has Araminta Franklin 71, b. IN (Widow).
1930 Columbus, Bartholomew Co, IN census: has (both b. IN) John W Westerfield 52, Brakeman-Steam Railway; and Nellie B Westerfield 46.
1930 Silver Creek Twp, Clark Co, IN census: has Gainell Owens 35, b. IN, Teacher-Public School.
1930 Noble Co, OK census: has Charles A Owens 50, b. IN, Contractor-Building w/ $1,500 RE; Laura I Owens 44, b. IL; Fred C Owens 17, b. OK; Virginia L Owens 11, b. OK; Dorotha E Owens 7, b. OK; and Charleen D Owens 5, b. OK.
1940 Noble Co, OK census: has Charles A Owens 60, b. IN, Carpenter-Private Home; Irene Owens 54, b. IL; Virginia Owens 21, b. OK; Dorotha Owens 17, b. IN; and Charlene Owens 15, b. OK.
1940 Columbus, Bartholomew Co, IN census: has Nellie B Westerfield 58; Ralph Westerfield 32, Restaurant Man-Own Place; Mary Westerfield 32, Cook-Own Place (Daug-in-Law); Richard Westerfield 15 (Son); Robert Westerfield 14 (Son); and Dempis Westerfield 12 (Son).
MEMORIAL: David Luther Owens is son of David R Owens; David R was born 12 May 1808, KY and died 8 Dec 1877, Jackson Co, IN. David R married on 16 Oct 1828 to Sarah "Sallie" Blount who was born 4 Jun 1809, IN and died 27 Jul 1868, Jackson Co, IN.
David R was the son of James Owens and Sarah/Sally "Broshears." Sarah/Sally Broshears was the daughter of Hannah Owens and Thomas Broshears. I believe that Hannah and James were siblings, children of Indiana Trader John Owens of Washington Co PA. David Luther Owens, b. 3 Jan 1849, Crothersville, Jackson Co, IN; d. 7 Feb 1894, Jackson Co IN; m. 5 May 1878 to Araminta Hall. [findagrave.com & JL]
2005 OBITUARY: Virginia Lee Owens Moncrief: Daughter of the late Charles Owens and Irene Holmes. She married John Leland Moncrief on November 9, 1940, in Enid, Garfield County, OK. She worked at Central National Bank in Enid for 16 years. She was a past Matron of the Great Eastern Star. She was survived by her husband of 65 years; two daughters; one sister; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funeral held 10/29/2005 with The Rev John McLemore officiating.
[findagrave.com & Carol Moncrief Spenser]
2007 OBITUARY: John L Moncrief entered into eternal rest with the Lord on Monday, Aug 6, 2007, at his home in Brownsville, TX. He was born Dec 31, 1919, in Red Rock, OK to Harrison D and Frances A. Osborne Moncrief, who preceded him in death. He had one sister, Fay Curby, who also preceded him in death. John married Virginia Lee Owens Nov 9, 1940, in Enid, OK. She preceded him in death Oct 26, 2005, after 65 years of marriage.
Mr. Moncrief graduated from Billings, OK High School and attended Northern Oklahoma Junior College at Tonkawa, OK. He was a veteran of World War 2 where he served as a T/Sgt. Flight Engineer in the Army Air Corp. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and Central Christian Church of Enid. He served as mayor of Billings, OK in 1953. He retired from Champlin Refining Co in 1982. He was a resident of Palm Resaca Park in Brownsville, TX for 28 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving family, two daughters Carole and Keith Spencer of Cedar Falls, IA and Brownsville, TX and Joyce and Harris Gray of Locust Grove, OK; four grandchildren, Patti Davis of Olathe, KS, John and Cindy Spencer of Cedar Falls, IA, Pam and Chris Elliott of Peggs, OK, and Cyndi Washburn of Locust Grove, OK; four great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Krystina and Ashley Elliott and Mysti Mapp; and nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Saturday, Aug 11, 2007, at Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home Chapel, Enid, OK from 11:30 am to 1:45 pm. A graveside service will be 2 pm at the Garden Chapel in Memorial Park Cemetery, Enid, OK. Rev John McLemore will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
[findagrave.com & Alice Huitt Preston]