Oliver W. Owens of Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas Barber County, Kansas.  

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Oliver W. Owens of Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas

Oliver Owens of Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas.

Photo courtesty of Kim Fowles.
Oliver Owens of Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas..
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

"Oliver W. Owens died at age 16. He worked for the Rockefeller Ranch. I will have to check my files as there is a story of his death that I don't exactly recall - something about his having pneumnoia, the doctor lancing his throat and that he bled to death." - Kim Fowles.

Oliver Owens, 3rd from left in front row, with his schoolmates, Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas, circa 1897.

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Oliver Owens, 3rd from left in front row, with his schoolmates,
Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas, circa 1897.
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Inscription on the back of the 1897 photo of Oliver W. Owens with his Belvidere schoolmates.

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Inscription on the back of the 1897 photo of Oliver W. Owens with his Belvidere schoolmates.
Photo courtesty of Kim Fowles.

Gravestone of Oliver Owens at Soldier Creek Cemetery, Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas.

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Gravestone of Oliver Owens at Soldier Creek Cemetery, Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas.
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.

"Oliver W. Owens was the son of Molie Rathbone Owens (2nd wife to Rev. C.W. Owens). It is interesting to note that although Oliver W. Owens went by Owens, we don't believe he was the son of C.W. Owens. He was born in West Virginia AFTER C.W. Owens & daughters came west. Later, Molie Rathbone came West and married C.W. Owens. The Rathbones & Owens were both from Wirt County, West Virginia." -- Kim Fowles

Photo of interior of Owens General Store in Belvidere. Rev. Charles W. Owens sitting in rocking chair, Mollie Owens sitting next to him. Other people in photo unidentified. Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas.

Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.
Photo of interior of Owens General Store in Belvidere, Kiowa County, Kansas.
Rev. Charles W. Owens sitting in rocking chair, Mollie Owens sitting next to him. Other people in photo unidentified.
Photo courtesy of Kim Fowles.


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