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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Owens
Date: Sat, 5 Jul 2003 16:17:52 -0500
I thought while you on Owens this one might be of interest to some one.
Melbourne Times - :Oct 15, 1914
Henry L. Owens, who was born in Hardin County, Tennessee, July 27th
1859 and moved to Izard County, Arkansas in 1860 died August 27, 1914, aged
55 years and one month.
As many friends and relatives of Mr Owens well know, he lived the
bigger part of his life near Lunenburg, Ark.; moved to Bell County, Texas in
1893 or '94 and from there to Trent, Taylor County, Texas, in December, '07.
Moved to Oklahoma in 1910 and back to Clay County, Texas same year and back
to Taylor County the latter part of 1912 and lived on T. J. Williamson's
farm near Trent when death came.
He was converted and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church about
1882. I have been with, dealt with him and lived near him most all of our
lives and it does my very soul good to know there was no truer Christian
living that Henry Owens. He was ever ready to administer unto others. He was
humble in his every day walk. He had affliction in his family for several
years. His wife preceded him in death only a few months, yet he was
cheerful. It's consoling to me now when I think back to a sweet prayer I
heard him utter in his stammering way, in his home just a few months before
his wife's death.
He died with dropsy and other complications. He was perfectly conscious
to the last breathe. He was sitting in his rocker and told those around him
the end was near. In just a few minutes he asked Mr Williamson and another
man to hold his hands just another minute or two. They held his hands about
two minutes and he breathed his last.
He had been a Mason and an Odd Fellow a number of years and carried a
$2000 policy in the W. O. W.; was also a member of some sick benefit
association and had received $150 sick benefits and ---------------- in
He leaves five girls, two of whom are married, one is a widow and two
are single. All live near Trent.
Phillip L. Stroud, Henry's brother-in-law, also died at Wayne the 16th
of August and the body was shipped to Oenaville, ( ? ) Texas for burial.
Bro. Stroud was also a true Christian being a member of the Baptist Church
for perhaps 40 years. He too will be badly missed by his many friends.
One by one we are called away. ----------------- C. T. Beckham
(Note: (The above was received at this office September 1st but was mislaid
and was not found until this week. - Ed)
note was by the editor of the newspaper
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