Owen, George H. 1855-1922

OWEN George H. (1855 – 1922)

Aug. 7, 1855
Bennington County
Vermont, USA


Dec. 22, 1922
East Liverpool
Columbiana County
Ohio, USA


East Liverpool Evening Review, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH, Friday, 22 Dec 1922, pg. 1.

George H. Owen Real Estate Firm Head And Banker, Dead

Claimed by Pneumonia Following Three – Day Illness

Self – Made Man

Active In Business Here for About 30 Years

Funeral services for George H. Owen aged 67, senior member of the real estate and insurance firm of George H. Owen & Co., president of the Dollar Savings bank and president of the board of trustees of the Fairmont Children’s home, who died at his home in Jefferson street at 1 o’clock this morning, will be conducted at 2:30 o’clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Dr. Donald W. MacLeod, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member, will officiate. Interment will be made in Riverview cemetery. Mr. Owen’s death followed three days’ illness of pneumonia. He was at his office on Monday, but was suffering from a cold at that time. Pneumonia developed Wednesday. This marked his second illness of pneumonia within less than a year. Mr. Owen was born in Bennington, Vermont, August 7, 1855. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Owen removed to East Liverpool when he was about a year old. He was educated in the local schools and when a young man entered the potteries, taking up the trade of a presser. He worked at the Cartwright, McNicol and Vodrey plants during his early life. About 30 years ago, Mr. Owen formed a partnership with Edwin M. Knowles in a real estate and insurance business, occupying part of the East Liverpool Publishing company building in Washington street. Mr. Knowles did not remain in the business very long, however, and disposed of his interests to Mr. Owen. A short time later Mr. Owen identified himself with James S. Hilbert and F. H. Croxall in the business. Mr. Croxall retired from the firm about 12 years ago and since then Mr. Owen and Mr. Hilbert have been partners in the firm under the name of the George H. Owen & Co. While working in the potteries Mr. Owen was one of the founders of the Knights of Labor, the first labor organization formed by pottery workers. This organization later gave way to the National Brotherhood of Operative Potters. He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge and also of Riddle lodge No. 315, F. & A. M. He was treasurer of the subordinate lodge in the Odd Fellows for a number of years and was also identified with East Liverpool Encampment No. 107, Canton Rhodes No. 73, Patriarchs Militant, and the Rebekahs. He was also a member of the First Presbyterian church. Mr. Owen was an active figure in the business growth of the city. He was president of the Dollar Savings bank, since its organization and was also a stockholder in the Citizens National bank. He was actively engaged in the management of his business up until the time of his death, being at his desk every day. In politics he was an ardent Republican. He was a member of the board of education for several years. Surviving Mr. Owen are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Owen, and one son, Frank E. Owen, of Findlay, who arrived at his father’s bedside a few hours before his death. One brother, William Owen of Burbank, Cal., also survives.

Contributed by George Allison
Through Marriage:

Allison Linage back to Lord Thomas Allanson, Christian Temple Manor. English extraction, London.

Thomas Allanson/Mary Roberts
Charles Allanson/ ? Posey
Thomas Allison/Barbary Burch
Charles Allison/Barbara Moore
James Allison/Nancy ?
Jonathan Jackson Allison, Sr./Sarah Harmon
James L. Allison/Sarah Ann Pugh
Sarah Ann Allison/Charles William Allison
Sarah Agnes Allison/George H. Owen