biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
DR. CARLETON GUY OWEN. The oldest physician and longest in practice of any in Mahaska County, as well as one of the most successful, is the gentleman whose name heads this biographical notice. He came here in 1845 and has been in practice continuously since. By carefully diagnosing his cases and treating his patients with that skill which years of practice and study enable him to bring to bear, he has not only been successful but has been enabled to establish a lucrative practice. Dr. Owen was born in Derby, Orleans Co., Vt., Aug. 9, 1806, and is a son of Dr. James and Lucinda (Sweatland) Owen. When seven years of age he accompanied his parents in their removal to Ontario County, N. Y. They spent only a year or two there, and in 1816 the family removed to Michigan Territory, and located on Raisin River at French Town. They lived there for eleven years, when our subject moved to Stark County, Ohio, where we find him engaged in the duties of a pedagogue, which he continued in that county for a couple of years, when he went to Pennsylvania and was there two years, and then returned to Ohio. Dr. Owen was married in Michigan, Sept. 11, 1828, to Miss Maria Roop, daughter of John Roop. She was born in Ohio, and bore our subject two children: Eliza M., widow of John Gilliland, who resides with her father, and Henry Byron, who marrieed Philena Barton, and is living in Oskloosa. The kind and loving wife and mother departed this life to join the silent majority on the other shore in the fall of 1841, and three years later, in October, 1844, the Doctor was again united in marriage at New Lisbon, Ohio, to Electa C., daughter of William Frederick. She was born in New Lisbon, and remained the faithful companion of our subject until 1858, when she died without issue. Dr. Owen removed from Ohio to Illinois in 1839, and settled at Astoria, Fulton County. He had read medicine one year with his father, and, returning to Ohio, spent two years in study, and in 1848 returned to Illinois and entered on the practice of his profession in company with his father. Two years later, in 1845, he came to Oskaloosa, and has since been in practice at that place. Religiously he is a member of the Christian Church. Prior to the organization of the Republican party he was a Whig, but since 1856 has voted with the Republicans. He is a genial, kind-hearted gentleman, and much respected by those who know him.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy