People – Arthur OWEN

Mr. Arthur Hammond Owen: Newspaper report.

‘Sudden death at Geelong: A well-known figure in Geelong and Torquay, Mr. A.H. Owen, of Noble Street, Newtown, died suddenly yesterday afternoon. He was prominently associated with community service organizations in both centres, and until recently held the position of secretary of the Torquay Golf Club, with which he was connected for about ten years. Proprietor of the Moorabool Street firm of Bull & Owen chemists, Mr. Owen found time for much active work in the development of Torquay. In addition to the Golf Club, he was connected with the Torquay Improvement Association and was chairman of the committee in charge of the three-day centenary celebrations in the centre on October 14th, 15th, 16th. In this city he was prominent in charitable work, and was a member of the Geelong Rotary Club.

Mr. Owen was born in Geelong and educated at the Geelong College. On the conclusion of his studies, he entered the firm of Bull & Owen, then conducted by his father, the late A.J. Owen. On the death of the latter Mr. Owen had not completed his pharmaceutical studies, but diligent application to the task enabled him to finish these in three years, whereupon he assumed control of the business, remaining in that position until his death.

The late Mr. Owen is survived by a widow and daughter.

Funeral, arrangements for which are in the hands of Ernest H. King, will leave Mr. Owen’s residence at 2 p.m. today for the Eastern Cemetery, October 1938.

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