Caswell County Genealogy
 

Owen, Colonel Jasper

Male 1886 - 1956  (70 years)


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  • Name Owen, Colonel Jasper 
    Born 25 Feb 1886  Sutherlin, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Name Shack 
    Reference Number I81846 
    Died 15 Aug 1956  Semora, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I81846  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F50313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Groves, Ruby Virginia,   b. 11 Jan 1890,   d. 1983  (Age 92 years) 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    +3. Owen, Dorothy Lee,   b. 15 Apr 1920, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 2013  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
    +4. Owen, Colonel Jasper Jr.,   b. 30 Nov 1921, Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1967, Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F50307  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Aug 1956 - Semora, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Owen House (Semora, Caswell County, NC)
    Owen House (Semora, Caswell County, NC)

    Newspapers
    Colonel Jasper (Shack) Owen Storehouse Burned, The Bee, 30 Dec 1927
    Colonel Jasper (Shack) Owen Storehouse Burned, The Bee, 30 Dec 1927

  • Notes 
    • Shack Owen Storehouse Burned in Semora The Bee 30 Dec 1927_Page_1

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      Shack Owen Store Burns in Semora: 1927. The Bee (Danville, Virginia) ยท 30 Dec 1927.

      He spent a good part of his life in the mercantile business and was employed by Belk-Leggett Company for a number of years before the decline in health that led to his death. He was a member of the Semora Baptist Church.
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      There are still a few remnants of Semora-past. One is the home of Michael and Janice Owen Wall on Highway 119. The house was built in 1897, purchased in 1932 by Colonel Jasper Owen, Sr., and his wife, Ruby, having now been passed down through three generations.

      Colonel Owen and his wife built a Tea Room and Boarding House on the nearby corner lot, later a store, torn down in the 1970s. The building would have been an impressively sized structure in Dutch style. While the Boarding House no longer exists, Michael and Janice are fortunate to have the original architectural drawings.

      Janice reminisces, "I can remember my granny telling the story of boarding the men that first paved the road from Milton to Semora."

      Source: Daniel-Upchurch, Angela. "Semora is a Neighborhood Crossroads" in Discover Caswell, Edition Two (2021) [Published by The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, NC)]