Biography of Ira Own
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Owen, Ira, a prosperous farmer, was born in Milo April 28, 1827, the son of Jonathan and Freelove Owen. His father's children were Allen, Ira, Benjamin, Leonard, Minerva and Mary Jane. At the age of twenty two he married Diantha, daughter of Ezekiel Swarthout. Three children have been born to them: Georgia (Mrs. Eugene Lewis), Lola (Mrs. Orson Brundage), and Merton, who carries on his father's farm, married Eva Bogers. Ira Owen has always been a farmer; he lives at Second Milo, about one mile from his farm property, and in politics he is a Republican, but takes no active part in the councils of his party. The family are members of the Second Milo Baptist Church.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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