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Owen Lun West Smith

diplomat.

Owen Lun West Smith, American diplomat.

Background

Smith, Owen Lun West was born on May 18, 1851 in at Giddensville, Sampson Company, North Carolina, United States. Son of Ollen and Maria (Hicks) Smith.

Education

Education common schools North Carolina and University S. C., 1874-1876. Studied law, same; (D. D., Livingstone College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1898).

Career

2d, Beaufort, North Carolina, November 29, 1892, Adora E. Oden, Commenced to teach school March, 1871. Magistrate S. C., 1873-1874. Minister resident and consul-general United States to Liberia, February 11, 1898-1902.

In ministry African M. E. Zion Church since February, 1881.

Connections

Married 1st, Whiteville, North Carolina, April 9, 1878, Lucy A. Jackson (died July 6, 1891).

father:
Ollen Smith

mother:
Maria (Hicks) Smith

spouse:
Whiteville