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Owen, Charles Gilbert 1862-1938


Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 6/27/2013 at 12:27:25

SOURCE: THE MONONA LEADER, April 22, 1938, Page 3
Contributor: Connie Ellis - Owen Researcher

Charles Gilbert Owen, the son of Alonzo and Janetta (Barnes) Owen, was born August 9, 1862, on a farm near Postville, Iowa in Winneshiek County. When just an infant his father enlisted in the Civil War, shoeing horses as his part in the great conflict and mustered out only at its close. Returning to Iowa Alonzo moved his family to Missouri where they resided a few years, returning again to Iowa, making their home in Castalia, Iowa, where he operated a blacksmith shop until retiring from active labor in his declining years.

Charles Gilbert Owen married Viola Mae Dull of Monona, Iowa on November 20, 1890. They made their home in Decorah, Iowa for two years, then moving to Monona, they made Monona their permanent home up to the present time. To this union were born two children, Roy Gilbert Owen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Marian, Mrs.Kenneth Lange, of Monona, who with their mother and five grandchildren are the remaining members of this family. Charles G. Owen had one brother, Eugene Owen, who passed away at Osage, Iowa two years ago in 1936.

By occupation Mr. Owen was a mechanic most of his life. For several years he was the pump and windmill man, working for H.H. Smith when in the hardware business and his successors, wagon maker for William Bernhardt, and for the last years has been in the employ of H.Leslie Leas in his machine shop since the year 1925. He was initiated into the Brotherhood of the I.O.O.F. Lodge on March 26, 1898. He was also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Monona since September 17, 1916. A great reader, selecting only the better and more instructive literature, he was knowledgeable in many areas.

Charles was forced to give up active labor on account of ill health for the past year and on April 7, 1938, after eating a hearty breakfast and going about his usual morning tasks, was stricken suddenly with a paralytic stroke about 9 a.m. and passed away at 7 p.m. to the call of his creator, who giveth and takes away.

Funeral services were held on Sunday April 10 with a prayer service at the Carl G. Schultz Funeral Home followed by services at the Methodist Episcopal Church conducted by the Rev. George W. Turner. The church choir rendered three numbers, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Crossing the Bar". Mrs. George Wiethorn sang "I've Done My Work". Interment was made at the Monona City Cemetery.

NOTE from the transcriber:
Alonzo Owen was born in 1839 and died in 1915. He was in Company F of the Iowa Calvalry during the Civil War.

Janetta (Barnes) Owen was born September 27, 1844 and died March 4, 1910. After Janetta died, Alonzo lived with his son Charles and family in Monona, Iowa.

Alonzo and Janetta are buried in the Bloomfield Cemetery, Catalia, Iowa in Winneshiek County.


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