OWEN Charles Arthur

Name Charles Arthur OWEN
Country Of Origin England
Born 1849
Died 1925
Birth/ Baptism Born 1 June 1849, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Parents Robert Thatcher Wainwright and Mary Ann Owen
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Zeehan
Street Address
Main Street, Zeehan
Marriage/Spouse Ann Rogers
Arrival Late 1870s: Emigrated to Australia
Other 1871 England Census: Photographic artist and brushmaker.
1878: Artist photographic business, 85 Rundle Street, Adelaide, South Australia.
By 1879: Sold clocks, watches, jewellery, books, stationery, and other goods, and repaired clocks, watches, jewellery, and music boxes, South Australia.
1880s: Advertised for watchmakers, apprentices, and jewellers, and by the late 1880s, insolvent. (South Australia).By early 1890s: Relocated to Zeehan, offered a variety of clocks, watches, jewellery, optical goods, and tools for sale, plus high-quality repair service.

August 1925: The Advocate of 22 August reported the death of Mr Charles Arthur Owen, watchmaker and jeweller of Zeehan, was caused by burn injuries in a recent fire. ‘Arriving in Zeehan 35 years ago, he started his trade in conjunction with Mr Matthews, and after 12 months bought him out.’

Charles was survived by his son Charles junior, an optician in Western Australia, and two daughters in Melbourne; his wife Ann predeceased him in December 1918.

Death 21 August 1925, Zeehan
References
Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1890-1894, 1899.
TAHO: AD961/1/15 Will No. 4248 1925.
Web: Ancestry: West Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births & Baptisms 1849; 1851, 1871 England Census; England & Wales Civil Registration Marriage Index 1871; Australia Electoral Rolls 1914, 1919, 1922; Australia City Directories, Tasmania Post Office Directory (Wise) 1900-1914; Australia Death Index [Ann Owen].
South Australian Register 6 July 1878, 17 December 1880, 15 March 1887; Evening Journal 24 May 1879; The South Australian Advertiser 25 August 1879, 4 November 1800; The Express & Telegraph 22 July 1880; Advertiser 13 December 1890; Bendigo Advertiser 20 September 1904; Zeehan & Dundas Herald 28 February 1913, 5 December 1918; Daily Telegraph 22 August 1925; Advocate 22 August 1925, 12 September 1925; The West Australian 24 August 1925.