Biography of Thomas Owens
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Owens, Thomas, was born in Ireland, March 16, 1846. When twenty years old he came to this country, settling in Randolph for a short time and then went to East Bridgewater to work in the rolling mill, where he stayed until he went to sea. He followed the sea for four or five years and then came to Taunton, engaging with the Taunton Oil Cloth Co., where he remained about three years, when he went to California and engaged in the hotel business. In 1877 he returned to his old place in the oil cloth works and remained there until 1884, when he started in business for himself. He has been married twice, first, to Julia McMann of Taunton, who died in 1879. His second wife was Bridget E. Croke of Taunton, and they have seven children.

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