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OWEN CARR

SEPT 29 1952

OWEN C CARR 67,
Sacremento, Calif, a native of Mt. Vernon and an Evansville business and civic leader for many years died at 7 p.m. Saturday (27 Sep 1952) in a hospital in Berkley, California.

He was the son of Mrs. Samuel C. Carr,
Mt. Vernon, Ind.

Heart disease, which four years ago forced him to retire from the insurance business in
Oakland, Calif., was the cause of death. To escape coastal conditions unfavorable to his health he moved from Oakland to Sacramento.

RITES IN
CALIFORNIA
The body is at the Berkley Hills Chapel and funeral rites and burial will be in
California.

Surviving, in addition to the 88 years old mother in Mt. Vernon, are the wife, Mabel, a native Californian; son, Henry; three brothers, G. Wilfred Carr, Daytona Beach, Fla., Charles Carr, Paterson, N. J. ; and Sherman C Carr, Murphsyboro, Ill, and a sister Mrs. Mary Carr Finn, Mt. Vernon.

The deceased was a native of
Mt. Vernon, a son of Samuel C. Carr and Nancy Bray Carr. After attending Mt Vernon schools he was graduated from Lockyear's Business College in Evansville and entered the employ Hercules Body Company, predecessor to Servel. Later he become an official of the Morris Plan Bank and then the Central Union Bank in Evansville and took a leading role in the erection of what is now known as the Hulman building in Evansville. He was a prominent member of Bethel Evangelical Church during his long residence in Evansville and active in Evansville civic affairs.

In 1932 Mr Carr located in
California.  He devoted years of service to the Masonic fraternity and was an officer of the Masonic High Twelve for a number of years. It was while serving as president of the High Twelve that he made his last visit in Mt. Vernon three years ago, en route to a national convention in Louisville, Ky.

He was stationed in
Europe with American Occupational Forces for two years.

Upton return to the U. S. he entered the employee of Westinghouse at Huntington.

The deceased was a member of the Masonic and Shrine fraternities and of Enslow Park Presbyterian Church in
Huntington.
* - paper unknown - date marked as
Sep 29, 1952

 

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Originally submitted by Betty Sellers