Thomas Owen

Alfred Owen

Thomas Owen
Born:  10 Sept 1850 in Liverpool, Lanc. England
Died:  Abt 1930 in Manchester, Lanc. England

Father:  Francis Owen
Mother: Eleanor (Ellen) Cole

Married: 07 Jan 1878  to Catherine Davies at St. George Parish, Hulme, Lanc. England.

Thomas, although trained as a Saddler (his father's occupation) became a master baker and had his own bake shop in Manchester.

In the 1881 Census, Thomas and Catherine are living at 19 Bridden St. Manchester. they have 2 young children, William and Ethel. His occupation is shown as harness maker (saddler)

Thomas Owen                                   Catherine Davies Owen
B:1850  D:abt 1930                            B: 1858  D: abt 1935


In the 1901 Census, his occupation  is shown as a Shopkeeper, Confectioner, Baker.  They were living at 93 Preston Street, South Manchester, where they had a bake shop on the ground floor, and lived over the top of it.

Catherine in Front of Bake Shop

Living there at that time are:
 'Thomas Owen, head 50
Shopkeeper/confectioner, born Liverpool.
Catherine, wife, 43 born Langollen, Denbighshire
Ethel, daughter, 20 born Manchester
Alfred, son, 18, Iron Turner Apprentice, born Liverpool
Thomas, son, 15, Errand Boy - Post, born Liverpool
Beatrice, daughter, 14, born Liverpool
John, son, 4, born Liverpool.'

Thomas and Catherine had the following children:

William Owen
Born: abt 1879 in Lancashire, England
Died: abt 1882
He shows up in the 1881 British Census:
'Thomas Owen Head: From the census reports.
Catherine Owen, Wife;
William Owen <b. 1879>
Ethel Owen <b. 1880>
Living in Manchester, Lancashire, England - 19 Bridden Street.
William cannot be found on further records. Most likely died young.'

Ethel Owen
Born: abt 1880 in Lancashire, England
Died: Dead
Married:  William E. Price
She shows up on the 1881 British Census

Alfred Owen

Born: 06 Nov 1882 in Manchester, Lanc. England
Died: 17 May 1951 in Campbell River, B.C. Canada
Married: 30 Sept 1905 to May Gregory in St. Thomas-Ardwich, Manchester, England
Married (2)  03 Jul 1915 to Sarah Ellen Dixon in Bala District, Merioneth, Wales.

John (Jack) Owen
Born: abt 1886 in Lancashire, England
Died: Dead
Married:  Florrie

Beatrice Owen
Born: abt 1887 in Manchester, Lanc. England
Died: Dead  in England
Beatrice was a nurse and midwife and received a medal for her work during WWll.  Possibly the Order of the British Empire.

Beatrice Owen

Thomas Owen
Born: abt 1887 in Lancashire, England
Died:  Dead
Married:  Lavinia (Divorced) possible a 2nd marriage to Margaret.
Thomas had the following Children:
Thomas Owen - England
Irene - England
Harold Owen - (Dalton, Ill. USA)
Bessie - England


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