William Galloway Owen
of Navarro County, Texas


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Pvt. William Galloway Owen is the son of C. C. Owen of Purdon.  He was born near Purdon, December 16, 1893, and was educated in the public schools of this community.  July 23, 1918, he entered the United States Service with Battery B, 127th Field Artillery, 34th Division, training at Camp Travis, San Antonio.  September 25, 1918, he sailed for France and on January 30, 1919, received his discharge from the service.

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William Galloway “Bill” Owen
Dec 19, 1892 - Dec 8, 1961

W. G. Owen Of Kerens Expires, Rites Sunday

W. G. (Bill) Owen, 69, of Kerens, retired oil field worker, rancher, died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Kerens Church of Christ Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Willie Hamblen, pastor of the church, and Reginald Beaver, pastor of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Owen resided in the Pursley community for years, and later was an oil field worker at Mildred until he moved to a farm north of Kerens about two years ago. He was a veteran of World War 1.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a nephew, Neal Owens, Los Angeles, Calif.; four foster-sons, Roy Hagler, College Station; Jennings Hagler, Linden; Jesse Hagler, Odessa, and Vernon Hagler, Crane; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, December 9, 1961
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Allie Elizabeth (Crawford) Owen married Nov. 24, 1922 s/o Christopher Columbus Owen & Ann Lou (Leetch) Owen
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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