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Joseph Mann (#47294599)
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Linda Hernandez
Glady Fortmayer
Hi Joseph,
Thank you so much for taking the picture of Glady's tomb. Her daughter and I were good friends for years.
Take care,
Added by Linda Hernandez on Oct 28, 2014 11:05 PM
Elizabeth Wilson
RE: Christian D. Owens
Hello again,

I have very little info. on Alice...However, their son was born on 14 Jan 1879 in Eola, Avoyelles, LA and I have a US Gen Web document about Christian that states that his wife died in 1879....that is why I assume she died in child birth or soon after. Does this help?

I am so grateful for all of your hard work for a total stranger. I cannot thank you enough.

Added by Elizabeth Wilson on Oct 28, 2014 11:35 AM
Elizabeth Wilson
RE: Christian D. Owens
Hi Joe,

Christian's obit was in the Daily Picayune 9-16-1894, page 4, c 5. It states that he died on 9-15-1894 at 2 pm. That he was from Lacomate (sp?) Rapides Parish, LA. Frautz & Schoen's Funeral Parlor, 35 and 37 Elysian Fields St.

Death Certificate--cause of death. Appendictis & suss?????? Peritionitis.
Name on DC....S. R. Olliphant, MD, President, Board of Health

Looks like.."B. Baas an Undertaker appeared....
There is a doctor's name...A. Mates or Matos ...or could be Matis... can't tell for sure. There are names of 2 witnesses to the DC but I can't decipher them. Also states that Christian had only been in the city a few days.

I wonder if he is really buried in the cemetery listed on Find-A-Grave or could be be buried in the cemetery in the plot with William Henry Winn, his father-in-law.

Thanks again,
Added by Elizabeth Wilson on Oct 27, 2014 5:33 PM
Elizabeth Wilson
RE: Christian D. Owens
Joe, I will get the info. on Christian's death certificate and his obituary to you, probably later this evening. He did not have any "Owens" relatives in Louisiana. I have always wondered if he was buried in the a Winn plot, since his LA wife was a Winn and her father was also a doctor. Dr. Winn was also a surgeon during the War and I have always wondered if they knew each other and that is why he traveled from SD to LA. Dr. Winn was in some of the same areas of VA as Christian during the War. But, according to Find-A-Grave William Henry Winn is buried in another cemetery and I can't find Alice buried anywhere.

Added by Elizabeth Wilson on Oct 27, 2014 5:03 PM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Guy Adams
Thanks for filling our request.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Oct 27, 2014 3:51 PM
Elizabeth Wilson
RE: Christian D. Owens
Mr. Mann, thank you so much for all your efforts, they are deeply appreciated. If he died in a hospital and had a funeral (I have a copy of his obituary ... if that would help) how would he have ended up in a "mass" burial? I will be glad to e-mail or snail mail you a copy of his death certificate and obituary if they would be helpful. I guess I could post them on his profile page as "pictures" ... perhaps that would be the simplest. I would love to have a copy of any documents you find about his life in LA, I will be glad to pay you for copying them.

Thanks again,
Added by Elizabeth Wilson on Oct 27, 2014 9:15 AM
Oscar Schultz Photos
Thank you so much for taking multiple photos of this very large monument. I had no idea so many names were listed on it.
Added by Kathy on Oct 26, 2014 5:45 PM
Carl Gravley, Westlawn Memorial Park, Jefferson Parish LA
Much appreciate your posting tombstone photo on this relative's memorial. Thank you.
Added by Rosemarie on Oct 26, 2014 11:34 AM
Elizabeth Wilson
RE: Christian D. Owens
Thanks for your information. I will give you all I have as far as dates, names, etc. Christian David Owens was born on Oct. 26, 1837 in Charleston, SC. His parents were Alexander Owens and Eliza Maria Happoldt. He was a doctor. 1st (and only legal wife) was my gg grandmother Katherine Isabella Saunders (1845 - 1932) married 4/8/1867 in Warrenton, VA....they never divorced. He was in the 1870 census in Yankton, SD. 1880 Census in Avoyelles, LA, also found in Rapids Parrish, LA. He married Alice B. Winn (1855 - 1879) in LA, March 12, 1878, they had 1 son Samuel Logan Owens born in 1879. I think Alice probably died in child birth. Her father was a dr. William Henry Winn, born 1824 in VA and died 1877 in LA. Christian was the President of the Louisiana Medical Society 1889 - 1890. He was a Surgeon/Major during the War Between the States and served in the 1st. VA Cavalry. I have discovered that he seemed to lie about his age a lot or it was just written incorrectly a lot. On his Find-A-Grave page it states that according to cemetery records he was 47...he was actually 57. I have a copy of his death certificate if that will help. Thank you so much. I have researched this man for years and years and finally found were he was actually buried recently (had not looked for him on Find-A-Grave in ages) Thanks again, Elizabeth
Added by Elizabeth Wilson on Oct 26, 2014 8:45 AM
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Schmidt grave
Thanks for getting photo. I been wanting to get that for a long time.

Added by Langster Gangster on Oct 17, 2014 5:40 AM
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