James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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Enid Owen (1882-1940)

Nevin 1895 Enid Owen was the youngest daughter of Rev. Elias Owen and Margaret. Sources disagree as to whether she was born on 11th or 12th February 1882 in Efenechtyd. The last record I have found of her in the UK was in 1901 when she was living with her widowed mother in Bangor. She is probably in this photo (right).

At some point Enid made her way to the United States where, on 10 September 1925, in Manhattan, New York, she married a widower, Arthur Malkin, who had been born on 6 November 1879 in St Helens, Lancashire. His first wife had died in America in about 1922 when their only child, Enid M Malkin was aged about seven; that daughter had been born in New York. The evidence from the marriage record unequivocally confirms this is the right Enid Owen; she was forty-two, single, born in Efenechtyd, Ruthin, Wales, and her parents were Elias Owen and Margaret Pierce. Arthur was forty-five, widowed, born in St Helens, Lancashire, and his parents were James Malkin and Rebecca Molyneux

In 1930 the family was living on a rented farm in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri. Arthur was fifty and the census reports that he had been thirty when he first married and that Enid, who was forty-seven, had been twenty-seven when she first married. This suggests that someone had guessed they had been married about twenty years because they appeared to have a fifteen year old daughter; old censuses are very useful but one never knows who supplied the information nor how accurate it might be. The census further stated that Arthur was a salesman in printing, etc., that all three of them had been born in New York (not true), but it correctly stated that Arthur's parents were English and Enid parents were Welsh.