E. Herbert OWENS, b. 1879

E. Herbert Owens, filling the office of county surveyor, was born in Rockwell City, Iowa, in 1879 and now makes his home in Oskaloosa. His parents were James and Nancy (Terrell) Owens, the former a native of Wisconsin and the latter of Iowa. They now reside in Lawrence, Kansas, Mr. Owens having reached age of sixty-seven years, while his wife is fifty-seven years of age. They are sincere and devoted members of the Christian church and Mr. Owens is a retired farmer, who after many years of active connection with agricultural interests is now enjoying a well earned rest. In the family were four children: Alpha, who is now in the Crerar Library in Chicago; E. Herbert, of this review ; Fred, who is professor of mathematics in the Northwestern University in Chicago; and Celia, who is in school. E. Herbert Owens was a student in the high school at Lake City, Iowa, and in the Kansas University at Lawrence, from which he graduated in the class of 1901. He taught for a year in Arkansas City, Kansas, being teacher of mathematics in the high school, after which he became professor of mathematics and surveyor in Penn College at Oskaloosa. He took up civil engineering and in 1903 was appointed to fill a vacancy in the office of county surveyor. In the fall of the same year he was elected to the position which he has since honorably and capably filled. In 1901 Mr. Owens was married to Miss Elizabeth Edmondson, who was born in Covington, Kentucky, in 1879 and is a daughter of James and Mary Edmondson, now living retired. Mr. and Mrs. Owens have two daughters, Pauline and Marian. Mr. Owens belongs to the First Presbyterian church and his wife to the United Presbyterian church and in politics he is a republican. He has erected an attractive cottage on North Tenth street, where he and his wife are now living and the hospitality of their pleasant home is greatly enjoyed by their many friends.


from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906

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