Owers, Ebenezer (1913-14)

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February 28th, 2011, 12:34 pm #1

Not much on the Wiki, so I'll see what I can find.

http://www.thecelticwiki.com/page/Owers%2C+Ebenezer
wrote:Fullname: Ebenezer Owers
aka: [shortened name & nicknames, e.g. Willie McStay]
Born: ?
Birthplace: ?
Signed: ?
Position: ?
Debut:
Internationals: ? [which international team played for]
International Caps: ?
International Goals: ?
http://www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk/page/H ... 86,00.html
wrote:1910: Although the Midland league championship is won at a canter, fifth-placed Huddersfield are elected to the Football League instead. "Ebenezer" Owers rattles in forty goals in forty-one games.
http://www.thecfss.co.uk/forums/index.p ... 1793&st=80
wrote:I remember my great grandad telling me about a player called Ebenezer Owers who goth the ball on the halfway line and dribbled it towards goal then dribbled back to the halfway line and back to goal before scoring! A bit of poetic license i think but he said he was the best Town player he had ever seen.
http://1914-1918.invisionzone.com/forum ... pic=105856
wrote:Looking for any additional information on 1291 and GS/47758 Pte. Ebenezer Owers (I have his MIC) 23 Bn. Royal Fusiliers. He was I believe one of the originals and went to France in Nov 1915 with his battalion. He was wounded at some point and later discharged in Feb 1917 as unfit for army service. Any background information on him would be great, particularly when and how he was wounded. Born in West Ham, London he was a professional footballer prior to enlisting, playering for Leyton, WBA, Blackpool and Bristol City among others, I wonder what became of him after his medical discharge.
http://www.curiousfox.com/surnames/OWERS_1.html
wrote:Looking for information on Ebenezer OWERS born 1888 in East Leytonstone. His father Henry had a tobacconist shop at 104 High Rd, Leytonstone in 1901. Ebenezer was a professional footballer prior to WW1. Wounded during the war and medically discharged from the army. Looking for military service information and what happened to him after being discharged from the army.
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February 28th, 2011, 12:42 pm #2

http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Ste ... ticle.html
wrote:It was in April 1912 that [Bristol] City ran out at Park Avenue for the initial meeting in Division Two and inflicted Bradford with their fourth home defeat of the season when Ebenezer Owers netted his first goal for City early in the first half to earn both points. Three days later in the return fixture at Ashton Gate he did it again when the result was the same
Tom Maley was Bradford PA's manager then, wasn't he? Wonder if he played a part in Ebenezer coming to Celtic the next year?
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February 28th, 2011, 12:43 pm #3

http://leytonboy.proboards.com/index.cg ... &thread=75

ianmccallum's been here before
wrote:Hi Guys

Greetings from Glasgow Celtic. I am researching an old (very old) Leyton player, Ebenezer Owers. Born in East Laytonstone, London on 21 October 1888. His father Henry was a tobacconist and the family lived over the shop in Leytonstone High Street. After schools football, Ebenezer played for Leytonstone / Leyton, Blackpool and Celtic before signing on with 23 (Sportsmen's) battalion Royal Fusiliers in 1914 in London. He was later wounded in the trenches and medically discharged from the army. Any information on his career at Layton or what happened to him after his discharge from the army would be gratefully recieved.

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February 28th, 2011, 5:10 pm #5

Ebenezer Fuller Owers, born 1888 in West Ham.

Died age 75 in Epping, Essex. Sometime between April-June 1964
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February 28th, 2011, 7:15 pm #6

"Died age 75 in Epping, Essex. Sometime between April-June 1964 "

you sure about that? Above from "A-Z of Celts" says June 1951(?).
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February 28th, 2011, 7:30 pm #7

Here's the record from the births index. Surely must be the same one.

ebenezer_owers_birth.gif
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February 28th, 2011, 7:34 pm #8

This is the death index record I used. I'll have a hunt for more Ebenezer F Owers to see if there's similarly named people about. Had assumed it was him as the birth year is +/-1 - didn't double-check though. :ffs: :embarrassed:

ebenezer_owers_death.gif
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February 28th, 2011, 7:38 pm #9

1891 Census
wrote:1891 England Census about Ebenezer F Owers
Name: Ebenezer F Owers
Age: 2
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Henry J Owers
Mother's Name: Elizabeth L Owers
Gender: Male
Where born: Leytonstone, Essex, England
Civil parish: Leyton
Ecclesiastical parish: St John
Town: Leytonstone
County/Island: Essex
Country: England
Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district: West Ham
Sub-registration district: Leyton
ED, institution, or vessel: 18
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry J Owers 29
Elizabeth L Owers 36
Catherine F Owers 38
Herbert R Owers 7
Ebenezer F Owers 2
Mary Ann Wood 62
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February 28th, 2011, 7:39 pm #10

1901 Census

I think Mary Ann's memory was starting to go.
wrote:1901 England Census about Ebenezer F Owers
Name:Ebenezer F Owers
Age:12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889
Relation:Son
Father's Name:Henry J Owers
Mother's Name:Elizabeth L Owers
Gender:Male
Where born:Leytonstone, Essex, England
Civil parish:Leyton
Ecclesiastical parish:St John
Town:Leyton
County/Island:Essex
Country:England
Street Address:

Occupation:

Condition as to marriage:

Education:

Employment status:

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Registration district:West Ham
Sub-registration district:North Leyton
ED, institution, or vessel:28
Neighbors:View others on page
Household schedule number:108
Household Members:
NameAge
Henry J Owers57
Elizabeth L Owers45
Catherine F Owers18
Ebenezer F Owers12
Dorothy S Owers8
William H Owers5
Mary Ann Hood78
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