Alonzo Newman Owens
Florence Amelia Eaton
James M. Wollen
Julia C. Christian
John Albert Owen
Rosa Manett Wollen
Lucille R. Owen


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1. Arthur Raymond Smith

2. Felix Philip John Castro

Lucille R. Owen 2 3 4

  • Born: 18 Oct 1907, Ceresco, Saunders, NE, USA 3
  • Marriage (1): Arthur Raymond Smith on 25 Jul 1925 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA 1
  • Marriage (2): Felix Philip John Castro
  • Died: 18 Nov 1958, Salinas, Monterey, CA at age 51 3 4
  • Buried: 21 Nov 1958, Salinas: Garden of Memories Memorial Park, Monterey, CA 4 5

   Other names for Lucille were Lucile Owen 6 and Lucy Owen.7

   FamilySearch ID: L663-47X.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Middle Creek Township, Lancaster, NE. 7 The 1920 census recorded John Owen, farmer, 46, living with wife Rosa, 40; daughter May, 15; Lucy, 11; Gladys, 9; Johnie, 7; Alva, 5; and Fay, 2 years 4 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Nebraska except John's parents in Pennsylvania, and Rosa's father in Pennsylvania and mother in Missouri.

2. Census in 1940 in North Platte, Lincoln, NE. 2 The 1940 census recorded renting at 1420 4th Avenue: Art Smith, railroad fireman 33, living with wife Lucille, 32; Darlene, 13; Gene, 10; and Charline, 1. Everyone was born in Nebraska. In 1935 they were living in the same place.

3. Obituary: The Californian: Mrs. Castro Passes Away on 20 Nov 1958 in Salinas, Monterey, CA. 4 -----
Mrs. Castro Passes Away
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon for Mrs. Lucille R. Castro, 51, of 333 Espinosa road, who passed away Tuesday night at a local hospital. The services will be held at 2 p.m. at Struve and Laportes funeral home with burial in the Garden of Memories.
Mrs. Castro had lived in this area 18 years and was a native of Seward, Neb. She is survived by her husband, Philip of Salinas, two daughters, Mrs. Robert L. Beacher of Fayetteville, Ark., and Mrs. Dale Lindsey of Salinas, and one son, Gene Smith of Orange, Calif.
She also is survived by five brothers, Lonnie Owen of Madera, Leonard F. Owen of Sacramento, John A., Charles, and Milo Owen of Watsonville, and two sisters, May Owen of Sacramento and Mrs. Gladys Ripp of Sacramento.

4. Obituary: The Californian: Last Rites Held For Mrs. Castro on 22 Nov 1958 in Salinas, Monterey, CA. 5 -----
Last Rites Held For Mrs. Castro
Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille R. Castro, 51, of 333 Espinosa road, were held from Struve and Laporte's yesterday afternoon. Services were conducted by the Rev. Wendell Ensor of the First Methodist church.
Pallbearers were Lonnie, Charles, Milo, Leonard and John Owen, all brothers of Mrs. Castro, and Virgil Paremore, a brother-in-law. Burial was in the Garden of Memories.
Mrs. Castro passed away in a Salinas hospital Tuesday.

Lucille married Arthur Raymond Smith, son of Herbert Spencer Smith and Eva Elizabeth O'Dell, on 25 Jul 1925 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, IA.1 (Arthur Raymond Smith was born on 19 Feb 1907 in Seward, Seward, NE,8 died on 26 Jul 1949 in North Platte, Lincoln, NE 8 and was buried in Kearney: Kearney Cemetery, Buffalo, NE 8.)

Lucille next married Felix Philip John Castro. (Felix Philip John Castro was born on 26 Dec 1911 in Watsonville, Santa Cruz, CA,9 died on 14 May 1963 in Salinas, Monterey, CA 9 and was buried on 17 May 1963 in Salinas, Monterey, CA 10.)


1, Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934, Arthur R. Smith and Lucile Owen, 1925.

2 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Kearney, Buffalo, Nebraska; Roll: T627_2238; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 10-22.

3, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.), Lucille R Castro, 18 Nov 1958; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

4 The Californian (Salinas, CA), 20 Nov 1958, page 23. Obituary of Lucille R. Castro.

5 The Californian (Salinas, CA), 22 Nov 1958, page 2. Funeral of Lucille R. Castro.

6 Records of Nancy Lane Beecher, Provided by son Ryan Beecher via email 6 Feb 2014.

7 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Middle Creek, Lancaster, Nebraska; Roll: T625_995; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 87; Image: 972.

8 Find A Grave,

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10 The Californian (Salinas, CA), 18 May 1963, page 2.

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