Harry Owen Dies of Pneumonia in France
Word came to the parents of Harry Newton Owen, early last evening
from the war department that the young soldier died of pneumonia in
France on Nov. 26, just fifteen days after the signing of the armistice
which ended hostilities. He sailed for France late in August of this
year and had not yet reached the firing line. The young soldier leaves
his mother and father who reside on a farm near North Liberty, and two
brothers. One of his brothers is now stationed at Camp Jackson, South
Carolina. The deceased is also a nephew of William Owen, of the Iowa
City branch of the Western Union Telegraph company, and a cousin of
Mrs. M.H. Taylor of East Court street. Many friends will sympathize
with the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen, in their sad bereavement. The
soldier son has made the supreme sacrifice and his memory will be
cherished by all who knew him as a brave man who unhesitatingly
followed the light of duty, giving to his country in its need the full
measure of his service.
~Iowa City Citizen, December 11, 1918
The Roy I. Chopek post No. 17, American Legion, is requested to attend
the funeral of Pvt. Harry Owen. The body left Hoboken, N.J. Wednesday
noon and arrived in Iowa City last night. The funeral will be held at
Schneider's undertaking parlors tomorrow at 1:30.
~Iowa City Press Citizen, December 30, 1920
Owen, Private Harry N. Died France, Nov 26, 1918. Parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Lorin Owen, Iowa City.