Virginia M Owens (1917 - 2005)

Virginia M Owens
1917 - 2005
updated February 06, 2019
Virginia M Owens was born on August 5, 1917. She died on October 30, 2005 at age 88. We know that Virginia M Owens had been residing in Lowell, Kent County, Michigan 49331.


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Virginia M Owens passed away on October 30, 2005 at 88 years old. She was born on August 5, 1917. There is no information about Virginia's family. We know that Virginia M Owens had been residing in Lowell, Kent County, Michigan 49331.
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In 1917, in the year that Virginia M Owens was born, Dutch exotic dancer Mata Hari was convicted and executed as a German spy. Since Mata Hari, born Margaretha Geertruida "Margreet" MacLeod, was a citizen of the Netherlands (which remained neutral in World War 1), she could travel freely in Europe. Her travels (and her romantic entanglements) raised suspicion and she was arrested by the French and found guilty. There is still controversy about her guilt although her name has become synonymous with a seductive female spy.

In 1930, Virginia was only 13 years old when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1950, she was 33 years old when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

In 1975, at the age of 58 years old, Virginia was alive 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 1990, by the time she was 73 years old, on April 24th, the Hubble telescope was launched into space after long delays due to the Challenger explosion. An optical flaw was found within weeks of launch but was fixed within three years. The discoveries made possible by the Hubble have contributed to scientists' understanding of the universe.

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Other Virginia Owenses

around 1921 - Unknown
Jan 15, 1942 - Dec 28, 2012
Mar 23, 1924 - May 13, 2012
Oct 8, 1927 - Jul 9, 1997
around 1862 - Mar 30, 1926
around 1911 - Sep 4, 1946
around 1909 - Feb 10, 1934
around 1902 - Jul 18, 1903
around 1970 - Unknown
around 1968 - Unknown
around 1961 - Unknown
around 1940 - Unknown
around 1914 - Unknown
around 1957 - Unknown
around 1965 - Unknown
around 1957 - Unknown
around 1941 - Unknown
around 1925 - Unknown
around 1957 - Unknown
around 1943 - Unknown

Other Owenses

Sep 21, 1906 - March 1976
Apr 26, 1890 - April 1970
Jun 18, 1904 - December 1977
Nov 22, 1925 - Dec 1, 2000
Sep 24, 1910 - November 1985
Sep 27, 1908 - December 1976
Oct 27, 1925 - Feb 20, 2006
Feb 1, 1928 - Nov 16, 1999
Mar 27, 1926 - Jun 11, 2009
Feb 4, 1929 - Feb 24, 2007
Jul 14, 1932 - Jul 22, 1989
May 14, 1933 - Nov 3, 1999
Jul 24, 1930 - Jun 26, 1995
Mar 29, 1918 - May 12, 1988
Dec 14, 1935 - September 1979
Nov 23, 1924 - Apr 25, 1996
Jul 7, 1937 - May 15, 1992
Jul 26, 1934 - Oct 15, 1995
Dec 26, 1936 - Sep 23, 2003
Sep 25, 1935 - Dec 29, 2006

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Jul 8, 1893 - December 1981
Jan 24, 1912 - April 1995
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Jun 29, 1916 - Oct 18, 1991
Nov 19, 1916 - Nov 19, 2000
Dec 24, 1914 - Jan 5, 1997
Jul 6, 1904 - Apr 19, 2001
May 8, 1910 - January 1986
Feb 28, 1919 - January 1995
Dec 8, 1898 - March 1979
Mar 16, 1917 - February 1987
Sep 18, 1920 - September 1986
Mar 8, 1921 - September 1964
Jan 18, 1886 - February 1966
Feb 7, 1912 - October 1985
May 10, 1919 - Oct 14, 2000
Jun 12, 1914 - Nov 15, 2008
Jun 7, 1907 - Mar 16, 1990
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