Biography of William L. Owen
Tipton County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM L. OWEN was born in Carroll County, Ky., November 18, 1837, and is the third of six children born to William and Frances (Driskel) Owen, natives of Kentucky, and of Irish descent. William Owen, Sr., removed from Kentucky to Tipton County, Ind., in 1855, and purchased 160 acres of forest land near Windfall; he made a good home, and here remained until his death, June 3, 1870, at the age of sixty seven; his wife died June 8, 1875, at the age of seventy one. The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and at the age of twenty one began farming his father's farm on shares. In 1865, he moved upon a rented farm, and one year later returned to the homestead farm; he now owns forty acres of this, besides eighty acres which join it. His farm is well improved, having good frame buildings. Mr. Owen was married, September 12, 1862, to Miss Sarah White, of Tipton County; she was born in Decatur County, Ind., December 17, 1842, and is the daughter of John F. White, one of the early settlers of this township. Five children bless this union-Flora F., Jane B., Levina O., Ice Lee and Thomas F. Mr. Owen has made his home through his own labor and economy, as he started in life empty handed. He is a well to do farmer, a worthy citizen, and is identified with the Democratic party.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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