Belle A. Owens

Water Troughs Dispensed With.

Council Believes them to be a Nuisance and Waste — Mayor Kelley Favors work House. Other Councilman’s Business

West Clarksburg Map depicting location of Mrs. Belle Owens Street --Locust St

The Clarksburg Telegram., November 22, 1901 Pg 2

City council held a regular session of council last Friday night. Members present were Mayor Kelley, Haymaker, Kearns, Keenan, Denham, Moore, Williams, and Lewis.

The Petition of Mrs. Belle Owens for a water pipe line on Locust Street to her residence was laid upon the table. —


Is Mrs. Belle Owens, an Aged and Well Known Lady.

The Daily Telegram., November 15, 1910

Mrs. Belle Owens is reported very ill of pneumonia at her home at 822 Locust street.

Her condition is critical, and it is feared she cannot recover.

Mrs. Owens is a well known resident of the city, having lived here for a number of years, and is respected and loved by all her friends. They learn of her illness with sorrow and regret.


Estimable Woman is a Victim of Pneumonia of Short Duration.

The Daily Telegram., November 16, 1910

Mrs. Belle A. Owens died Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock at her at 822 Locust Street of pneumonia. Although her death was not unexpected, the news comes as a deep shock to her many friends.

Formerly St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church

Mrs. Owens was 70 years of age and was a daughter of the late John C. Peck, one of the pioneer settlers of the state. Her husband was Armstead Owens, who died several years ago.

She is survived by five children, Mrs. LeRoy Phillips, Mrs. Gertrude Jackson. Mrs. Virgil Swearingen, D. L. Owens and John C. Owens; and three sisters, Mrs. Alex Duff, Mrs. William L. Cole and Miss Fannie Peck.

Mrs. Owens was an estimable and lovable woman, and all who knew her were her friends. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. In her death not only her relatives, but also her friends and the community suffer a great loss.

The funeral services will be conducted at the residence Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock by the Rev. Thomas S. Wade and assisted by the Rev. L. S. Cunningham, pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Episcopal church, South. Burial will be made in the Odd Fellows’ Cemetery.

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