The Shemwell Family

Charles B OwensAge: 52 years18611913

Name
Charles B Owens
Given names
Charles B
Surname
Owens
Birth 1861 25 24
Birth of a brotherWilliam J Owens
1862 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherRobert Edward Owens
May 9, 1864 (Age 3 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherNelson Owens
September 10, 1867 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 6 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherBenjamin Owens
November 3, 1869 (Age 8 years)
Note: Headstone inscription:
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 8 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Census June 9, 1870 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherNoah Monroe Owens
March 25, 1872 (Age 11 years)
Death of a fatherBenjamin Owens
November 1872 (Age 11 years)

Note: Death date taken from a Family Tree listed in Ancestry.
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 17 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy Shemwell
February 22, 1879 (Age 18 years)
MarriageAnnie E LaneView this family
September 5, 1892 (Age 31 years)
Note: Believe "Lane" from a previous marriage. Noted a male living with Charles and Annie in 1900 listed as Thomas Jefferson Lane (age 17). Said she had two living children. Only child listed with surname "Owens" was Guy.
Birth of a son
#1Guy Owens
1895 (Age 34 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 37 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a son
#2Roy Owens
1905 (Age 44 years)
Death July 17, 1913 (Age 52 years)
Cause of death: Tuberculosis
Note: Has his middle initial as "W" on death certificate and on headstone, but clearly a "B…
Burial July 17, 1913 (on the date of death)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Old Sand Hill Cemetery
Last change September 10, 201621:29:28

by: Donna Osiek
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 19, 1857Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
elder sister
3 years
himself
Charles B Owens
Birth: 1861 25 24Kentucky, United States
Death: July 17, 1913Harvey, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
Robert Edward Owens
Birth: May 9, 1864 28 28Kentucky, United States
Death: December 31, 1948Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
Nelson Owens
Birth: September 10, 1867 31 31Kentucky, United States
Death: February 5, 1940Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
2 years
younger brother
Benjamin Owens
Birth: November 3, 1869 33 33Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: November 28, 1945
2 years
younger brother
Noah Monroe Owens
Birth: March 25, 1872 36 36Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: January 28, 1960Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States
Family with Annie E Lane - View this family
himself
Charles B Owens
Birth: 1861 25 24Kentucky, United States
Death: July 17, 1913Harvey, Marshall, Kentucky, United States
wife
Marriage: September 5, 1892Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
son
11 years
son

Charles B Owens has 9 first cousins recorded

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Benjamin Owens - Household

Dist 2, Benton, Marshall, Kentucky, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Owen, Benjaminhead34MWfarmerKY
Owen, Beckie Awife32FWkeeping houseKY
Owen, Mary Fdaughter10FWat homeKY
Owen, Chas Bson9MWKY
Owen, Wm Json7MWKY
Owen, Rob Eson6MWKY
Owen, Nelsonson2MWKY
Owen, Benjaminson1monthMWKY

Marriage
Believe "Lane" from a previous marriage. Noted a male living with Charles and Annie in 1900 listed as Thomas Jefferson Lane (age 17). Said she had two living children. Only child listed with surname "Owens" was Guy.
Death
Has his middle initial as "W" on death certificate and on headstone, but clearly a "B" in census records