Lawrence Schenck


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.


-transcribed and Submitted by Sharyl Ferrall for Iowa in the Great War
Iowa GenWeb County Coordinator, Allamakee, Clayton, Winnebago counties
Iowa Old Press IAGenWeb Special Project Co-coordinator