Edward Gries1

M, #41581
Last Edited21 Jul 2020
     In the obituary of Clyde J. Beck who died 20 May 2008, his son-in-law, Edward Gries was listed as predeceased.1

Citations

  1. [S4305] Clyde Beck Obituary, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati, Ohio, 22 May 2008, Page: 18, column: 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Clyde J Beck; and Obituary: Clyde J Beck. Hereinafter cited as Cincinnati Enquirer.

Otis Millard1

M, #41587
Last Edited23 Jul 2020
     Otis married Betty (?).1
     In the obituary of Neil Alfred Millard who died 24 November 2018, his father, Otis Millard was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Betty (?)
Child

Citations

  1. [S10562] Neil Millard, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Obituaries: Millard, Neil, Page C5, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Neil Alfred MILLARD, 1938-2018 (Aged 80). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Betty (?)1

F, #41588
Last Edited23 Jul 2020
     Betty married Otis Millard.1
     In the obituary of Neil Alfred Millard who died 24 November 2018, his mother, Betty Millard was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Otis Millard
Child

Citations

  1. [S10562] Neil Millard, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Obituaries: Millard, Neil, Page C5, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Neil Alfred MILLARD, 1938-2018 (Aged 80). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

John Elliott Owen1

M, #41596, b. 3 December 1889, d. 27 January 1940
Father*John James Owen1,3,4 b. 22 Dec 1862, d. 27 Oct 1906
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Elliott1,2,3 b. 27 Oct 1863
Last Edited26 Jul 2020
     Alternatively, he was born on the same date at South Bay, Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada, according to the US Social Security index.5 He was born on 3 December 1889 at Tehkummah Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada, according to Ontario Birth Registration 001560.1,3,4 Alternatively, he was born on 3 December 1888 at Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada, according to his WWI enlistment papers.6
     He died on 27 January 1940 at USA at age 50.5
     Asquith and District Honour Roll:
     Owens (sic), J. E.. (wounded).
Family Background:
     John James (J.J.) Owen(s) and Mary Elizabeth Elliott of Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, married in 1889. John, who died in 1906, was a fisherman. They had four children: John Elliott, [RG-Other] (who enlisted as Stuart Owen), Margaret (commonly know as Birdie), and Sarah (Violet).
Other comments:
     John Elliott Owen enlisted as Elliott Owen. He served in France and was twice wounded
Analysis:
     In the 1911 census, Stuart appears to have been lodging in Asquith. His mother and sisters were in Asquith by 1912. By 1920, the family had moved to Detroit, where the trail goes cold.7

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Elliott Owen began military service on 24 October 1914 at the age of 24 at Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, joining the 28th Battalion. He was an unmarried labourer with active militia experience. He was described as being 5' 9 1/2" with a dark complexion, grey eyes and black hair. He was assigned regimental number 73689.8
     On 29 May 1915 at Montréal, Québec, Canada, he embarked with his unit on the "S.S. Northland."9
     On 17 September 1915 he went to France with the 28th Battalion.10
     On 24 June 1916 in or near St. Eloi, Belgium, received a gun shot wound (G.S.W.) to his right thigh. He was a Corporal at this time. St. Eloi had been the scene of fighting since the British detonated 6 large "galleries" of explosives under no man's land on 27 Mar 1916. Most of the action was over by 16 Apr 1916. He was treated at St. Eloi, Boulogne, Bristol and finally at Epsom where he had an operation on his wound. He was discharged on 26 Aug 1916.8,11,12
     On 14 August 1918 he was wounded again, this time by shrapnel in the left thigh. He was treated at Tranville and Etaples where he was discharged on 20 Sep 1918. On 3 Dec 1918 he was treated for trench foot and was discharged on 21 Dec 1918.13 Pte. Elliott Owen ended military service as part of general demobilization on 14 February 1919 at London, Ontario, Canada, after serving in France with the 28th Battalion.
End of Military Service section.14

Census Data

     John Owen appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of Tehkummah Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario in the household of his parents, John Owen and Mary Owen.4
     John E. Owen appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Carnarvon Twp. Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario in the household of his parents, John Owen and Mary Owen.3
     John Elliott Owen appeared on the 1911 Canadian Census of Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 5 June 1911. John was enumerated as a lodger in an Asquith household. His occupation is not legible.15

John E. appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in the household of his mother Mary E. Owen, listed as a machinist in a repair shop.2
     His name was also recorded as Elliott E. (sic) Owen on the US Social Security index.5 Elliott Owen crossed the border on a temporary visit on 18 December 1912 at Marcus, Washington, USA, travelling on a C.N. train. He was a carpenter and his last address was Kelowna. His mother, Mary Owen, lived at Asquith.16

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name     John Elliot Owen. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S10569] Mary E. Owen household, 06 Jan 1920 USA Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Page: 5B; Household: 42; Enumeration District: 132, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S10571] John Owen household, 31 Mar 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Carnarvon, Algoma District, Ontario; Page 5; Family: 40, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.
  4. [S10572] John Owen household, 7 May 1891 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tehkummah (Township) Algoma District, Ontario; Page: 13; Family: 64, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T6324.
  5. [S283] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (United States: Social Security Administration), Elliott E.(sic) Owen. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Social Security Applications.
  6. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Military Service File (large PDF): Corporal Elliott Owen; Page 1. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  7. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207).
  8. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (large PDF): Corporal Elliott Owen.
  9. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (large PDF): Corporal Elliott Owen; Page 6.
  10. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (large PDF): Corporal Elliott Owen; Page 15.
  11. [S1592] Wikipedia® , the free encyclopedia, online http://en.wikipedia.org/, Actions of St Eloi Craters. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia®.
  12. [S10568] Canadian War Museum, online Canadian War Museum, St. Eloi. Hereinafter cited as Canadian War Museum.
  13. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (large PDF): Corporal Elliott Owen; Page 13, 55.
  14. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Military Service File (large PDF): Corporal Elliott Owen; Page 43.
  15. [S10574] Joseph Tagcock? household, 05 Jun 1911 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith, Saskatchewan; Page 27; Family: 21, Library and Archives Canada (LAC).
  16. [S9793] U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960; "Index and images of manifest sheets submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Labor"; cited as "Border Crossings., Elliott Owen.

Mary Elizabeth Elliott1

F, #41598, b. 27 October 1863
Last Edited25 Jul 2020
     She was born on 27 October 1863 at Assininack Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Canada West, United Province of Canada.1,2,3,4 Mary married John James Owens on 14 May 1889 at Assininack Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada.1,5,4
     Mary E. Owen of Asquith was listed as next-of-kin on her son Stuart's attestation (enlistment) papers.6

Census Data

     John Owen and Mary appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of Tehkummah Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, enumerated 7 May 1891. John was enumerated as a fisherman. Their children John and Stewart were listed as living with them.4
     John Owen and Mary appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Carnarvon Twp. Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. John was enumerated as a general labourer. Their children John E., Joseph S., Margaret C. S. and Sarah V. H. V. were listed as living with them.3
     Mary E. Owen appeared on the 1916 Census of Canadian Prairie Provinces, Asquith, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, enumerated 1 June 1916, enumerated as a widow, retired, living on income. Her children Birdie and Violet were listed as living with her.7
Mary E. Owen appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, enumerated 6 January 1920, enumerated as a widow. Her children John E., Stuart J., Birdie M. and Violet E. were listed as living with her.2
     Elliott Owen gave his mother, Mary Owen, of Asquith as his nearest relative on his border crossing declaration on 18 December 1912 at Marcus, Washington, USA; travelling on a C.N. train. He was a carpenter and his last address was Kelowna. His mother, Mary Owen, lived at Asquith.8 She emigrated in 1919 from Canada to the USA, probably to Detroit.2

Family

John James Owen b. 22 Dec 1862, d. 27 Oct 1906
Marriage*Mary married John James Owens on 14 May 1889 at Assininack Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada.1,5,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., John James Owen(s) & Mary Elizabeth Elliott. The handwriting on this registration is open to interpretation. It is likely that his surname was Owens.
  2. [S10569] Mary E. Owen household, 06 Jan 1920 USA Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Page: 5B; Household: 42; Enumeration District: 132, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S10571] John Owen household, 31 Mar 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Carnarvon, Algoma District, Ontario; Page 5; Family: 40, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.
  4. [S10572] John Owen household, 7 May 1891 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tehkummah (Township) Algoma District, Ontario; Page: 13; Family: 64, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T6324.
  5. [S10571] 31 Mar 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Carnarvon, Algoma District, Ontario; Page 5; Family: 40, I read John's year of birth as 1862.
  6. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Private Stuart Owen. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  7. [S10570] Mary E. Owen household, June 1, 1916 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Asquith (town) Loganton (Municipality) Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Page: 24; Family No: 226, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-21944.
  8. [S9793] U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, U.S., Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1960; "Index and images of manifest sheets submitted to the U.S. Dept. of Labor"; cited as "Border Crossings., Elliott Owen.
  9. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name     John Elliot Owen. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  10. [S1348] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Margaret Charlotte Louisa Alexandria Adeline Owen.

John James Owen1

M, #41599, b. 22 December 1862, d. 27 October 1906
Father*Joseph Owens2 b. c 1834
Mother*Alexandriane (?)2 b. c 1832
Last Edited11 Aug 2020
     He was born on 22 December 1862 at Tehkummah Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Canada West, United Province of Canada.3,4 Alternatively, he was born circa 1860 at Owen Sound, Grey County, Ontario, Canada, according to his death registration.5 John married Mary Elizabeth Elliott on 14 May 1889 at Assininack Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada.6,4,7
     He died on 27 October 1906 at Algoma District, Ontario, Canada, at age 43 according to Ontario Death Registration 005051. . He was a resident of Providence Bay on the south shore of Manitoulin Island. He was married and a fisherman.5 The informant on his death registration was Alexander Owens.5

Census Data

     John I. Owens appeared on the 1881 Canadian Census of Wiarton, Bruce County, Ontario in the household of his parents, Joseph Owens and Alexandriane Owens.2
     John Owen and Mary appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of Tehkummah Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, enumerated 7 May 1891. John was enumerated as a fisherman. Their children John and Stewart were listed as living with them.7
     John Owen and Mary appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Carnarvon Twp. Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, enumerated 31 March 1901. John was enumerated as a general labourer. Their children John E., Joseph S., Margaret C. S. and Sarah V. H. V. were listed as living with them.8
     His name was also recorded as John James Owens.3

Family

Mary Elizabeth Elliott b. 27 Oct 1863
Marriage*John married Mary Elizabeth Elliott on 14 May 1889 at Assininack Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada.6,4,7 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name     John Elliot Owen. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S10573] Joseph Owens household, 04 Apr 1881 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Wiarton, Bruce North, Ontario; Page: 9; Family No: 36, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: C-13276.
  3. [S1349] Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1826-1936 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario, Toronto), Archives of Ontario, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935; "Ontario, Canada, Select Marriages. Archives of Ontario, Toronto. This database includes images of the registrations. In some cases, alternative images in FamilySearch provide additional information"; cited as "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936., John James Owen & Mary Elizabeth Elliott.
  4. [S10571] John Owen household, 31 Mar 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Carnarvon, Algoma District, Ontario; Page 5; Family: 40, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464, I read John's year of birth as 1862.
  5. [S1347] Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946 (Publisher: Archives of Ontario), Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths and Deaths Overseas, 1869-1946; "This database is an index (with images) to over 2 million deaths that were registered in Ontario from 1869 to 1938, and 1943 to 1946. The database also includes deaths of Ontario military personnel overseas from 1939-1947"; cited as "ON Deaths, 1869-1946., Name:     J J John Owen.
  6. [S1349] "Ontario Marriages, 1826-1936", online Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1785-1935: John James Owen(s) & Mary Elizabeth Elliott. The handwriting on this registration is open to interpretation. It is likely that his surname was Owens.
  7. [S10572] John Owen household, 7 May 1891 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tehkummah (Township) Algoma District, Ontario; Page: 13; Family: 64, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T6324.
  8. [S10571] 31 Mar 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Carnarvon, Algoma District, Ontario; Page 5; Family: 40.
  9. [S10569] Mary E. Owen household, 06 Jan 1920 USA Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Page: 5B; Household: 42; Enumeration District: 132, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  10. [S1348] ON Births 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Margaret Charlotte Louisa Alexandria Adeline Owen.

Joseph Stuart Owen1

M, #41600, b. 9 February 1891
Father*John James Owen2,3 b. 22 Dec 1862, d. 27 Oct 1906
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Elliott2,3 b. 27 Oct 1863
Last Edited5 Nov 2020
     He was born on 9 February 1891 at Providence Bay, Mindemoya Twp. Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario, Canada, according to his WWI enlistment declaration. His birth registration confirms this date, but gives South Bay in Tehkummah Twp. as his birth place.4,5 Alternatively, he was born on 9 February 1890 at Ontario, Canada, according to the 1901 census3 or circa 1892 at Canada according to the 1920 US census.2 Stuart married Frances E. Wood at the home of the bride's father, J. F. Wood, on 3 August 1920 at Delisle, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.6 Joseph Stuart Owen and Frances E. Wood were divorced before 1930.7
     Introductory Overview:
     Stuart Owen is not included in the Asquith and District Honour Roll for WWI.
Family Background:
     See his family details on the memorial page for his brother, Elliott Owen
Other comments:
     Decide if he should be included.8

Canadian Military Service - WWI

     Stuart Owen began military service on 1 July 1915 at the age of 24 at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, joining the 66th Battalion. He was an unmarried coal miner with no previous military experience. He was described as being 5' 8 1/2" tall with a clear complexion, light brown eyes and brown hair. On his Attestation (enlistment) papers, he listed his next-of-kin as his mother, Mary E. Owen of Asquith, Saskatchewan. He was assigned regimental number 100255.4
     On 28 September 1918 at France received a gun shot wound to his right knee and was admitted to No. 4 General Hospital, Dannes Camieres. He was evacuated to Epsom Hospital in England and discharged on 28 Oct 1918.9 Joseph Stuart Owen ended military service as part of general demobilization on 4 April 1919 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada,
End of Military Service section.10

Census Data

     Stewart Owen appeared on the 1891 Canadian Census of Tehkummah Twp., Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario in the household of his parents, John Owen and Mary Owen.5
     Joseph S. Owen appeared on the 1901 Canadian Census of Carnarvon Twp. Manitoulin Island, Algoma District, Ontario in the household of his parents, John Owen and Mary Owen.3

Stuart J. appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan in the household of his mother Mary E. Owen, listed as a carpenter in ship building.2
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatoon StarPhoenix 5 August 1920 :
OWEN--WOOD
     A pretty but quiet wedding was solemnised at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wood, of Delisle, Sask., Tuesday. August 3. when their daughter. Frances E., became the bride of Mr. Stuart Owen, of Detroit. Mich. The bride was charming in white satin and georgette and white picture hat and carried a bouquet of white carnations, sweet peas and fern. She was attended by her sister. Miss Margaret Wood, who wore a soft cream silk and pink hat and carried pink and white sweet peas, and fern. Mr. Owen was supported by Mr. John R. Wood, brother of the bride. Mrs. Kaake and Mr. Cook played the wedding march and during th signing of the register Miss Lillian Miller sang very sweetly "Because." Following the ceremony a dainty lunch was served. Miss Romena Miller presided over the punch bowl and Mrs. A. F. Olson cut the ices.
     Mr. and Mrs. Owen left on th afternoon train for Detroit, Mich.
     The bride's traveling suit was of silk poplin with small hat to match.6

Family

Frances E. Wood b. c 1896
Marriage*Stuart married Frances E. Wood at the home of the bride's father, J. F. Wood, on 3 August 1920 at Delisle, RM of Loganton, Saskatchewan, Canada.6 
Divorce* Joseph Stuart Owen and Frances E. Wood were divorced before 1930.7  
Child

Citations

  1. [S1348] Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1913, online Ontario, Canada Births, Name     Joseph Stuart Owen. Hereinafter cited as ON Births 1869-1913.
  2. [S10569] Mary E. Owen household, 06 Jan 1920 USA Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 4, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Page: 5B; Household: 42; Enumeration District: 132, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S10571] John Owen household, 31 Mar 1901 Canada census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Carnarvon, Algoma District, Ontario; Page 5; Family: 40, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T-6464.
  4. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, Soldiers of the First World War, WWI Attestation Papers search (Ottawa, ON: Library and Archives Canada), WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Private Stuart Owen. Hereinafter cited as WWI Service Files.
  5. [S10572] John Owen household, 7 May 1891 Canada Census, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Tehkummah (Township) Algoma District, Ontario; Page: 13; Family: 64, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) Roll: T6324.
  6. [S10575] Weddings: Owen--Wood, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 05 Aug 1920, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Owen -- Wood. Hereinafter cited as StarPhoenix.
  7. [S10577] John F Wood household, 24 Apr 1930 US Census, Washington, DC, USA, Port Sheldon, Ottawa, Michigan; Page: 3B; Family: 77, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Enumeration District: 0031; FHL microfilm: 2340758.
  8. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Private Stuart Owen; Page 33.
  9. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Private Stuart Owen; Page 15.
  10. [S296] Enlistment papers & Service Files, WWI Service Files, WWI Attestation Papers search, WWI CEF Service File (PDF): Private Stuart Owen; Page 31.
  11. [S7219] Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952 (Publisher: Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan), Ancestry.com, Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950; "Death Records. Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan. NOTE: no images of the original documents are included in this database"; cited as "Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952., Name     Johnie Owen.