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William Emmons Owens

citrus grower

William Emmons Owens, citrus grower. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Named Farm Family of Year, South Florida Fair, 1965.

Background

Owens, William Emmons was born on October 7, 1925 in Palm Beach, Florida, United States. Son of James Marion, Junior, and Willa Lester (Bazemore) O.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University Florida, 1950. Citrus grower, Indiantown, Florida, since 1951. Director 1st Federal Savings & Loan Association, since 1956, chairman board, 1975-1983, merged with 1st Fidelity Savings & Loan of Winter Park (Florida), 1983, vice chairman board, since 1983.

Director, past president Martin County chapter Florida Farm Bureau. Member Florida Citrus Mutual, Minute Manitoba Member Florida House of Representatives, 1962-1966. Member Martin County Commission, 1968-1972.

Vice president Palm Beach chapter American Heart Association, 1983.

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1944-1946. Named Farm Family of Year, South Florida Fair, 1965. Clubs: Indianwood (Indiantown), Mariner Sands (Stuart, Florida).

Connections

Married Ronda W. Stephens, June 16, 1949. Children: Jaima Owens Scott, William Emmons, Junior, Heather.

father:
James Marion Owens

mother:
Willa Lester (Bazemore) Owens

spouse:
Ronda W. Stephens

children:
Jaima Owens Scott Owens

William Emmons Owens

Junior Owens

Heather Owens