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Elizabeth Jane Owens

Elizabeth Jane Owens

Female 1830 - 1904  (73 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth Jane Owens 
    Born 12 Dec 1830  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 04 Feb 1904  Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 06 Feb 1904 
    Person ID I4855  Thompson
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2012 

    Family 1 Rufus Rice,   b. Abt 1814, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nancy Rice,   b. Abt 1842
     2. Sarah Rice,   b. Abt 1848, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Stephen Rice,   b. Abt 1848, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret Rice,   b. Abt 1851, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. Benjamin Franklin Rice,   b. 04 Sep 1856, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1926, Dillon, Summit County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     6. Melissa Rice,   b. Abt 1858
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F1735  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Ransier 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F1738  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 John G Bell 
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F1739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Elizabeth Jane Owens
    Elizabeth Jane Owens
    Elizabeth Jane Owens
    Elizabeth Jane Owens
    Elizabeth Jane Owens
    Elizabeth Jane Owens

    Documents
    1860 United States Federal Census Record - Douglas, Jackson County, Kansas Territory - Page 97
    1860 United States Federal Census Record - Douglas, Jackson County, Kansas Territory - Page 97

    Headstones
    Elizabeth Jane Owens Tombstone
    Elizabeth Jane Owens Tombstone
    Elizabeth (Owens) Bell Tombstone

  • Notes 
    • http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/a/i/Joanne-K-Paisley-MO/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0039.html
      Elizabeth purchased land in Jackson County, address of the land was Hoyt, Kansas, 5 miles north 3 1/2 miles west of Hoyt, Ks. 2 miles west of the old Point Pleasant School Dist. 13. According to Rose Harper (granddaughter of Josephine Pooler), Rufus, Thaddeous Owens (Elizabeth's brother?), Pillip Ransier (Elizabeth and James Ransier's son. are buried east of the row of trees east of the house. The house is no longer there. Graves unmarked.
      Elizabeth married Rufus who was twenty years older. When he died she married James Ransier who was also about twenty years older. After he died she married John G. Bell who was twenty years older. On an average she was married to each man about 15 years.
      According to the 1900 federal census she was living with her daughter Josephine Alice Ransier Pooler and her husband Benjamin F. Pooler. Jackson Co., Douglas Township, Kansas.

    Died:
    • From the Holton Signal, Feb. 10, 1904 Death of an old Settler
      Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Bell died at home in Hoyt on Thursday, February 4th, aged 73 years, 1 month, and 22 days.
      The deceased came to Kansas in 1855 with her husband Benjamin Rice, and settled in Douglass township on the place where she died and where some years later Mr. Rice died. They were among the first settlers in this part of Kansas, and were highly respected, useful citizens. In later years the deceased married again. She was the mother of nine children, five of whom have preceded her to the land beyond the skies. Those now living are B.R. Rice of Dillon, Colo., Malissa A. Rose, of Elmont, Kansas; Martha J. Collins of Yampa Colorado, and Mrs. Josie Pooler of Hoyt.
      The funeral was held on Saturday and the remains buried at the Point Pleasant cemetery.

      From the Tribune Holton, Jackson County, Kansas Feb. 19, 1904
      Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Bell departed this life, Tuesday, February 4th, aged 78 years 1 month and 22 days. The deceased came to Kansas with her husband, Rufus Rice, in 1855 and settled in Douglas township., Mr Rice was one of our first pioneer preachers and was called to his reward some years ago. Mrs. Rice married again in later years. She leaves four children: Mrs. Rose of Elmont; Mrs. Martha J. Collins of Yampa, Colorado; B. F. Rice of Dillon, Colorado and Mrs. Josie Pooler of this place, all being present to see their mother laid to rest. The funeral was held on Saturday, at the Point Pleasant church conducted by Rev. Stewart, his text being, "From the Bread of Life," taken from the 6th Chapter of John, 35th verse. The--remains were laid to rest in the Steward cemetery to await the first resurrection, of which Grandma will have a part. As those who loved her stood by her bedside and watched her quietly pass away from this world of sin and suffering they thanked God that her suffering was over for they did not sorrow as those who have no hope.


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