Saturday, February 18, 2012

Great Grandfather Arthur Owen

Arthur is Grandma Zoll's Father
Arthur was born in 1877 in Kansas, The 1880 census shows the family in Island City, Union Co. Oregon.

On June 21 1900 he married Annie Blodgett Brodnax. She had married a James Brodax on May 11 1899. The 1900 census lists Annie as a Widow with daughter Clara living with her father, Phillip Blodgett in Round Mountain, Shasta Co., California. How James died is not known, I haven't found anymore information on him.
Arthur is listed as living next door to Annie in the 1900 census.

Arthur is listed as a Day Laborer in the 1900 census, A Teamster in the 1910, a Farmer in the 1920 and a Laborer with the California State Highway in 1930.

Arthur and Annie had 7 children, Bertha Mae, Frank L., Mary Alice,  Henrietta, Albert, Ernie, And Anna June.

Bertha Mae

Frank L.
Mary Alice with Mother Annie

Anna June

In 1945, Wife Annie passed away. She was laid to rest at the IOOF Cemetery in Crescent City CA. Sadly I found that her head stone has been  lost to time.

After retirement, Arthur spent his time building boats.

Arthur passed away 17 Sept. 1957.

He was laid to rest at the IOOF Cemetery in Crescent City, CA.


  1. I'm so glad you're doing this Ed. It is incredibly fascinating. Eventually you might want to visit "Blog-to-print" or one of the many other companies in the internet, and make a book of the family history. Once you price it, get with every one interested and let us know the cost.

  2. I agree, this is incredibly fascinating!! I'm impressed on what info you are able to come up with. I'd love to help with a book...

  3. I'd like to do that. I just need one more piece of the puzzle...A photo of Grandpa Paul.