Owen Amos Means

Owen Amos Means

Male 1831 - 1914  (82 years)

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  • Name Owen Amos Means 
    Born 21 SEPT 1831  Lewis Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1914 
    Buried Saybrook, Il. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I190  Williams Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2014 

    Father Robert Means,   b. 8 Apr 1785, Cumberland, Mifflin, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1835, Cheney's Grove, McLean Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Sarah S. Rumsey,   b. 10 Nov 1795,   d. 1 Mar 1875, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1818  Lewis Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Pitts,   b. 1839, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Cheney's Grove, McLean Co.,IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [1
    Married October 4, 1855  1855 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Means,   b. 1856,   d. 1859  (Age 3 years)
     2. Alvira Means,   b. 1859, McLean Co., IL Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Charles G. Means,   b. November 20, 1863, Saybrook, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 15, 1903  (Age ~ 40 years)
    +4. Motie Means,   b. 28 Feb 1866, Saybrook, Il. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1929, Colfax, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     5. Luther Means,   b. 1869,   d. 1869  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Amos B. Means,   b. 17 Aug 1870, Saybrook, Il Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1955, Normal, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. Belle Means,   b. 2 May 1871,   d. 22 Aug
     8. Daisy Means,   b. 1876
     9. Dr. Jay L. Means,   b. September 17, 1880,   d. February 9, 1960, Peoria, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 SEPT 1831 - Lewis Co., KY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Saybrook, Il. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Owen Amos Means of Pontiac, Il
    Lydia Pitt Means and Owen Means at home in Pontiac, IL
    Lydia Pitt Means and Owen Means at home in Pontiac, IL
    Lydia Pitt Means and Owen Means at home in Pontiac, IL

  • Notes 
    • He made money on cattle drive from Texas that he used to purchase new stones for his parents and his wife's parents.

      He married Lydia Pitts in a double marriage which included William H. riggs and Catherine Hall in Bloomington, IL.

      He and Mr Riggs went to California during the Gold Rush via the Isthmus of Panama. Found out it was hard to find gold so they drown oxen and chopped wood and came home with $1500 in Gold each.

  • Sources 
    1. [S78] The Means Family of America, Elizabeth Cissel Foglesong, (1972), none. (Reliability: 3).