Mississippi Obituaries - 1959 - Kinlock Owen

Kinlock Owen, 81, Ex-U.S. Marshal, Buried On Sunday

New Albany Native Son Was Personal Friend of Late U.S. Senators H. D. Stephens and Pat Harrison

Funeral services for Kinloch Owen, former U. S. Marshal of the Northern District of Mississippi, one-time New Albany merchant and banker, were held Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist Church following his death Friday night at Shands Hospital after suffering a heart attack.

The Rev. N.J. Golding of Starkville, former New Albany pastor, officiated in the absence of the pastor, who is ill, and was assisted by the Rev. K. C. Seawright, with burial following in New Albany cemetery.

Mr. Owen had been in declining health for several years and ill for the past two years. He was 81. He was born in Union County and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sam Owen of New Albany. His father was for many years Union County Chancery Clerk.

He held the office of U. S. Marshall for nine years thru the patronage of the late U. S. Senators Pat Harrison and Hubert D. Stephens and prior to that he had operated a large mercantile business in New Albany together with his late brother, E. M. Owen. Also at one time he operated extensive farming interests.

Since his retirement he had been interested in the North Mississippi Fox Hunters Association of which he was a vice president. He was a Baptist.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Josephine Weatherall Owen; one son, Carey Owen of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Golding of Jackson, and Mrs. Grace Crum of New Albany; one brother Paul Owen of New Albany; a granddaughter and two great grandchildren.

Smallwood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Submitter's note: Kinloch was born 01/24/1878 and died 01/30/1959.

Sumbmitted by: Catherine Arrington   claire56@cox.net

Source: Obituary "found in a scrapbook compiled by my great-grandmother, Josephine Weatherall Owen."