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  Clearfield Enterprise
Clearfield, Iowa
March 26, 1925

OBITUARY ~ JOSEPH OWEN[S]

One of the oldest residents of the county passed on when Joseph Owen died last Monday evening. He was well known to most of our people tho as years advanced he had dropped out of the activities of the community. He was born in June 1836, so he had lived under every American president except the firt six. Mrs. D. I. Bennett is a daughter, and there are three grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Mr. Owen had in his lifetime committed long portions of the Bible to memory and not many years since was fond of showing what a storehouse of scripture he had in mind if anyone would permit him to recite them.

Joseph Owen was born in Monroe Co. Virginia June 24, 1836. He went with his parents when quite young to Kentucky. His father died when he was just a lad, leaving a large family. At about the age of 17 he went with some of the elder brothers to Knox County, Illinois where he worked for several years from place to place. Later he was married to Elizabeth Jones. To this union were born two children, one dying in infancy. The other married D. Irving Bennett, and now resides Davenport, His wife preceded him in death on September 21, 1919.

He united with the Christian Church at Clearfield about 1884. He is the last one of the family of ten, nine sons, and one daughter, to answer the death call.

Funeral services were held at the J.R. Crew home Wednesday after noon at 4:30, conducted by Rev. Muir. Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery.

Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, November of 2011

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