James Owens (1893 - 1985)

James Owens
1893 - 1985
updated February 06, 2019
James Owens was born on July 23, 1893. He died in November 1985 at 92 years old. We know that James Owens had been residing in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 15851.
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James Owens died in November 1985 at 92 years old. He was born on July 23, 1893. We are unaware of information about James's family. We know that James Owens had been residing in Reynoldsville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 15851.
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In 1893, in the year that James Owens was born, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

In 1924, at the age of 31 years old, James was alive when in May, wealthy college students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb kidnapped and killed 14 year old Robert Franks "in the interest of science". Leopold and Loeb thought that they were intellectually superior and that they could commit the perfect crime and not be caught. They were brought in for questioning within 8 days and quickly confessed. Clarence Darrow was hired as their defense lawyer, getting them life imprisonment instead of a death sentence. Loeb was eventually killed in prison - Leopold was released after 33 years, dying of a heart attack at age 66.

In 1934, at the age of 41 years old, James was alive when on July 22nd, gangster John Dillinger was killed in Chicago. His gang had robbed banks and police stations, among other charges, and he was being hunted by J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI - although many in the public saw him as a "Robin Hood". A madam from a brothel in which he was hiding became an informer for the FBI and, after a shootout with FBI agents, Dillinger was shot and died.

In 1975, James was 82 years old when in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

In 1985, in the year of James Owens's passing, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

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Other James Owenses

Sep 22, 1969 - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Jul 30, 1916
around 1928 - Jun 24, 1943
around 1874 - Oct 27, 1917
around 1905 - Nov 21, 1941
around 1886 - Oct 3, 1918
around 1917 - Jun 4, 1943
around 1894 - Apr 1, 1918
around 1891 - Aug 13, 1944
around 1898 - Apr 17, 1945
around 1909 - Oct 22, 1945
Unknown - Feb 21, 1940
around 1890 - May 9, 1915
around 1893 - Apr 26, 1915
Unknown - May 19, 1915
around 1891 - May 16, 1915
around 1885 - Apr 8, 1917
around 1891 - Apr 30, 1915
around 1892 - Apr 9, 1917

Other Owenses

Mar 19, 1921 - Feb 20, 1995
May 25, 1926 - Jun 15, 2001
Jul 24, 1923 - Jul 15, 2004
Oct 26, 1918 - May 1991
Aug 9, 1926 - Sep 16, 2007
Apr 27, 1913 - Jun 23, 2008
Sep 12, 1930 - Dec 21, 2003
Jan 15, 1918 - Jan 10, 1995
Apr 3, 1932 - May 1969
Nov 4, 1934 - May 18, 1992
Feb 6, 1932 - Apr 7, 2010
Jan 27, 1933 - Feb 17, 2002
Mar 28, 1906 - July 1986
Oct 11, 1905 - June 1985
Aug 12, 1895 - March 1977
Dec 22, 1915 - Oct 14, 2004
Sep 4, 1935 - Mar 14, 2010
Jul 27, 1902 - August 1968
Nov 2, 1940 - Dec 4, 1998
Aug 7, 1938 - May 7, 2011

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May 25, 1914 - Apr 15, 1983
Sep 3, 1920 - May 24, 2001
Sep 22, 1919 - September 1986
May 13, 1920 - Dec 21, 2009
May 3, 1915 - Sep 9, 2002
Aug 2, 1915 - Jun 26, 1990
Jun 6, 1915 - Nov 11, 1990
Apr 1, 1920 - May 1983
Jun 17, 1920 - Apr 27, 2000
Aug 16, 1917 - Apr 2, 2005
Jan 30, 1925 - Mar 25, 2000
Apr 21, 1901 - February 1971
Mar 7, 1921 - Jun 11, 2011
Feb 13, 1918 - May 1980
Sep 18, 1899 - August 1980
Feb 6, 1915 - Jul 4, 2003
Jul 14, 1920 - Sep 16, 2007
Feb 4, 1908 - June 1983
Mar 3, 1907 - Oct 25, 1998
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