John Gillon Owston


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John Gillon Owston 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 8 Dec 1826, Asphodel Township, Peterborough, Ontario, CAN 4
  • Marriage (1): Martha Newton French
  • Died: 8 Mar 1901, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA at age 74 4 5
  • Buried: 10 Mar 1901, Pittsburgh: Union Dale Cemetery, Allegheny, PA 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Pittsburgh Daily Post: obituary of John G. Owston, 9 Mar 1901, Pittsburgh, Allegheny, PA. 5 John G. Owston, one of the oldest engineers on the pension list of the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne & Chicago railroad, died yesterday morning at his home, 215 Bidwell street, Allegheny. He was known among railroad men as "Saginaw John." He came to Allegheny from Saginaw, Mich., 37 years ago and entered the employ of the railroad company as an engineer and held that position continuously until the beginning of the present year, when he was placed on the pension list on account of his age. He was 74 years old. For 35 years he was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, and at the time of his death was an active member of Division 293, of Allegheny.

John married Martha Newton French. (Martha Newton French was born in 1831 in , Beaver, PA,6 died on 23 Oct 1860 in Detroit, Wayne, MI 6 and was buried on 25 Oct 1860 in Detroit: Elmwood Cemetery, Wayne, MI, USA 6.)


1, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 119866. Frances Beecher Smith. Father John Owston. Mother Martha French.

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3, <i>Pennsylvania, Births, 1852-1854</i> (Original data: Secretary of the Commonwealth. Series 26.28, Record and Indexes of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Microfilm, rolls 668-673. Records of the Department of State, Record Group 26. Pennsylvania State Archives,), Pennsylvania State Archives; Reel Number: 668. Frances Ownston, father John G. Ownston, mother Martha N. French.

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5 <i>Pittsburgh Daily Post (Pittsburgh, PA)</i>, 9 Mar 1901, page 8. Obituary of John G. Owston.

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