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William Russell Owen

Clergyman

William Russell Owen, American clergyman.

Background

Owen, William Russell was born on December 25, 1879 in Portsmouth, Virginia, United States. Son of Austin Everett and Mary Henrietta (Hall) Owen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Richmond, Virginia, 1901, Doctor of Divinity, 1916. Bachelor of Divinity, Crozer Theological Seminary, 1904.

Career

Ordained Baptist ministry, 1904. Pastor Huntingdon Church, Baltimore, Maryland., 1904-1909, Capitol Avenue Church, Atlanta, Georgia., 1909-1914, Hanson Place Church, Brooklyn, New York, 1914-1917, Memorial Church, Philadelphia, 1917-1919, 1st Church, Macon, Georgia, 1920-1927, University Church, Coral Gables, Florida, 1927-1928, First Church, Columbus, Georgia, 1928-1930, First Church, Asheville, North Carolina, 1930-1932. Special preacher Young Men’s Christian Association with 28th Division, 1st Field Artillery, in France, 1919.

Temporary chaplain, Chaumont. President Baptist Y.P.U., Georgia, 1920-1923.

Connections

Married Nellie Arthur Plummer.

father:
Austin Everett Owen

mother:
Mary Henrietta (Hall) Owen

spouse:
Nellie Arthur Plummer.