Alvis Edgar Owens, Sr. (1909 - 1976) MP

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Birthplace: Bonham, Fannin County, TX, United States
Death: Died in Bakersfield, Kern County, CA, United States
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Alvis Edgar Owens Sr.'s Timeline

1909
May 26, 1909
Bonham, Fannin County, TX, United States
1926
January 9, 1926
Age 16
TX, United States
1927
1927
Age 17
1929
August 12, 1929
Age 20
Sherman, Grayson County, TX, United States

Buck Owens website
http://www.buckowens.com/aboutbuck1.html

Alvis Edgar Owens Sr., a native of Texas, and his wife, Arkansas native Maicie Azel Owens, tilled the land at their farm outside Sherman. The Owenses were sharecroppers, trying to make a living to support their children. Mary, the first, was born in 1927. On August 12, 1929, Alvis Edgar Owens, Jr. was born. Two other children would follow, Melvin in 1931, and Dorothy in 1934.

At times Alvis Sr. worked at a dairy farm in Garland, Texas, near Dallas. That life, his eldest son remembers, was difficult. “You get up about 2-3 o’clock in the morning and get through about 7 or 8 and 12 hours later you start all over. That’s the worst kind of work a person can do. You have to do these two shifts to get one day.”

“Buck” was a mule on the Owens farm. When Alvis Jr. was three or four years old, he walked into the house and announced that his name was also Buck. That was fine with the family; the boy was Buck from then on. Music was an integral part of the Owens family. Maicie Owens played the piano and exposed her children to gospel music through visits to a number of churches before joining a Southern Baptist Church. The eldest Owens children worked in the fields as soon as they were old enough.

1930
1930
Age 20

Ancestry of Buck Owens:
http://www.wargs.com/other/owens.html
(5/20/2010)

1931
June 20, 1931
Age 22
Val Alstyne, TX, United States
1934
1934
Age 24
1976
August 26, 1976
Age 67
Bakersfield, Kern County, CA, United States
August, 1976
Age 67
Bakersfield, Kern County, CA, United States