The Shemwell Family

Margaret May OwenAge: 70 years19001970

Margaret May Owen
Given names
Margaret May
Birth May 1, 1900 40 27
Census June 12, 1900 (Age 42 days)
Birth of a sisterBertha Gladys Owen
December 24, 1902 (Age 2 years)
Death of a fatherWalter William Owen
January 14, 1904 (Age 3 years)

Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 15 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 16 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 17 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 3, 1920 (Age 19 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 29 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 29 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSusan Umberger
February 18, 1933 (Age 32 years)
Death of a motherMargaret Singleton “Maggie” Gose
March 28, 1938 (Age 37 years)
Cause: Hypostatic pneumonia
Census April 24, 1940 (Age 39 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 41 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 49 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a sisterBertha Gladys Owen
1967 (Age 66 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 45 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death August 10, 1970 (Age 70 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: East Hill Cemetery
Last change September 24, 201621:17:14

by: Donna Osiek
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Marriage: October 28, 1896Bristol, Washington, Virginia, United States
4 years
Margaret May Owen
Birth: May 1, 1900 40 27Bristol, Washington, Virginia, United States
Death: August 10, 1970Bristol, Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister

Margaret May Owen has 5 first cousins recorded

Father's family (5)

Parents Sylvester Lee Owen + Kate Roberts Penry
1Alma Hunter Owen18891975
2Mary Searles Owen18911967
4Lee Penry Owen18991971
5Dwight M Owen19021902

Mother's family (0)

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Walter William Owen - Household

421 Virginia Street Bristol, Washington, VA

Walter William OwenheadWMDec185940M3NCNCNCRR Conductor
Margaret S OwenwifeWFMar187327M321VAVAVA
Margaret M OwendaughterWFMay19002 mSVANCVA
Fannie E HurleyServantWF16SVAVAVACook

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Margaret Singleton “Maggie” Gose - Household

Margaret G OwenheadFW46WdVAVAVASales ladyDry goods store
Margaret M OwendaughterFW19SVANCNCStenographerDry goods store
Bertha G OwendaughterFW17SVANCNC
Susan G RowemotherFW73WdVAVAVA
Lettie G CaldwellsisterFW48WdVAVAVaSales ladyDry goods store

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Margaret S “Maggie” Owens - Household

513 Moore Street Bristol, Washington, VA

Margaret G OwenheadFW57Wd23VAVAVASales lady Department Store
Margaret M OwendaughterFW29SVANCVASecretaryPhone Company
Bertha G OwendaughterFW27SVANCVATeacherPublic school

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Margaret May Owen - Household

516 Broad Street Bristol, Sullivan, TN

Margaret May OwenheadFW39SVASecretaryTelephone Company