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John & Charlotte Owens of Sheffield, MA

Updated March 18, 2004

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I have been researching the Owens/McManus line for the past 3 years. Both have roots in Ireland although the name Owens originated in Wales. The McManus line is from County Leitrim and the family still owns 11 acres in East Bars. Maryanne McManus (1903-1990) emigrated to the USA in 1921 and settled in New York City. She worked for a Mr. Weatherby who also owned a home in Great Barrington, MA. Every summer Mr. Weatherby would bring his staff to this home. Maryanne met John Owens (1900-1968) in Great Barrington and they married in 1931. They built their home on Egremont Plain Road in Great Barrington, raised three children, John, Vincent and Charlotte and lived at this residence throughout their lives.

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