Arthur Burneston Owens – Major, United States Marine Corps

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MAJOR A. B. OWENS A SUICIDE
Retired Marine Corps Officer Shoots Himself On Maryland Farm

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, September 9, 1932 -Major Arthur B. Owens, United States Marine Corps (retired), committed suicide last night  by shooting himself at his home near Mount Zion, sixteen miles from Annapolis. He left a note saying that he was shooting himself and that no one was to blame.  He gave no reason.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary B. Owens and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Godfrey, wife of Lieuenant Commander Vincent H. Godfrey of the Navy. The shooting took place in the house in which Major Owens was born in fifty-four years ago.

The widow could give no reason for the suicide except worry over financial matters. Major Owens had engaged in farming since his retirement in 1919.  Recently he had spent large sums preparing to raise tobacco.  He also had practiced law.


OWENS, ARTHUR BURNESTON

  • MAJOR US MARINE CORPS RETD
  • DATE OF DEATH: 09/08/1932
  • BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 4318-B
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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