Timothy Owen


    Timothy Owen, a prosperous druggist of Canton, who was born in Hanover, N. H., March 28, 1847, is a son of Frederick L. and Rebecca B. (Chandler) Owen.  His great-grandfather was an early settler of Hanover; and his grandfather, Timothy (first), was a resident of the same town. Frederick L. was fitted for college at Kimball Union Academy; and he would have taken a course at Dartmouth College, but for the death of his father.  He spent his life as a farmer, mostly in Hanover and Lebanon. His wife, Rebecca, had four children - Timothy, Millard F., Emily, and Frederick L., Jr.  Millard died at the age of fifteen.  The father, having survived the mother, contracted a second marriage with Emeline E. Ingalls, who had no children.  He died in Lebanon at the age of sixty-seven years.

    After receiving his early education in the common schools and at Kimball Union Academy, Timothy Owen attended Dartmouth College for two years, completing a course at the age of nineteen.  Afterward he returned to Hanover, and studied pharmacy with  Dr. Smith.  He then took charge of the business, and for two years managed the store of George Kendrick at Lebanon   His next step was to go to Boston, where he entered the employ of Theodore Metcalf & Co., remaining with them for about two years.  Also for about the same length of time he was associated with his father-in-law in that city.  In 1877 he came to Canton, and started for himself in the drug business, which he has since prosperously followed, carrying a full stock of drugs and medicines.  He is a member of the College of Pharmacy.

    Mr. Owen has been Tax Collector for seven years, and on the Board of Registrars for two years.  He is a member of Blue Hill Lodge of Masons; of Mount Zion Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Stoughton; of Hyde Park Council; and of Cyprus Commandery, Knights Templars, of Hyde Park.  He has taken the degrees in the Independent Order of Odd Fel­lows, and is now Past Grand therein.  In the Blue Hill Lodge, A. F. & A. M., mentioned above, he has been the secretary for thirteen years.  He was a member and an officer of the Golden Cross Commandery, the collector and the local secretary for the Bay State Benefi­ciary Association, and the secretary of the Odd Fellows and Masonic Accident Association. In Politics he is a Republican; and his family attend the' Universalist church, which he has served as collector for the past three years.

    He was married in 1871 to Nancy J., daughter of Silas D. Coburn, of Boston.  They have six children Florence L., Alice M., Frederick L., Daisy E., S Coburn, and Mabel R.

Containing life sketches of leading citizens of Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Pub. Boston, Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1898
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