Fields, Owen

Birth Name Fields, Owen [1a]
Gender male
Age at Death about 50 years, 2 months, 30 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1829 County Cork, IRELAND  
Death 1879-03-31    
Immigration 1848-05-24 New York low class steerage compartment on the ship Wakefield


Father Fehely, Patrick
Mother , Mary
  1. Fields, Franklin
  2. Fields, Patrick
  3. Fields, Ahab
  4. Fields, Mary Elizabeth
  5. Fields, Julia


Married Wife Powers, Catherine
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1854 Rosendale, Ulster county, New York Marriage of Fields, Owen and Fields, Katie
  1. Fields, Mary
  2. Fields, Honora
  3. Fields, Julia
  4. Fields, Margaret
  5. Fields, Catharine
  6. Fields, Patrick
  7. Fields, John Morris
  8. Fields, Frank


Born in Ireland - in County Cork
Parents: O'Fiheally - changed name to English Fields (to get a job) (due to Irish discrimination)
(Both died while young)


Type Value Notes Sources
_UID 697A56BF682AD711921200AA0048380E4E80

Source References

  1. Mom, Dad, and Their Ancestry
      • Date: 2012-12-12
      • Page: 11-12
      • Confidence: High
      • Source text:

        Owen Fields (1829-1879), the oldest of six children, was born in Ireland around 1829
        and was 19 years old when he came to the United States. Owen's wife, Catherine "Katie"
        Powers (1833-1884) was born around 1833 and emigrated from Ireland to the United States on
        June 2, 1851. She was 18 years old at the time and apparently made the trip alone. They were
        married in 1854 in Rosenda1e, New York and a few years later had their first child Mary
        "Maime" (1857-1930). Shortly afterwards they moved to La Porte, Indiana, where they had
        seven more children: four girls, Honora (1858-) don't know anything about her, Julia (1859-
        1937) who never married, Margaret "Maggie" (1862-1936) who married Albert Reece and had
        five children, Catharine "Kit" (1864-1932) who also did not marry, and three boys, Patrick
        (1867-1888) who died at the age of 18 of tuberculosis, grandpa John "Jack" Morris Fields
        (1868-1945), and Frank 1874-1957) .. Great grandpa Owen worked in a vitamin factory. He
        died on March 31, 1879, and Katie died on May 27, 1884, neither ofthem reached more that 51
        years of age.

        Mary "Maime" was engaged to an attorney who tragically died of pneumonia before they were to be married. She never married. In 1910, she was listed as the head of the household in
        Chicago Ward 31 and shared the home with Julia, Catherine, and Frank. Both Mary and
        Catherine were milliners, i.e. they worked in a knit factory where they made women's hats.
        Grandpa Jack Fields was only eleven years old when his dad died, and sixteen when his mother
        died. John's older sister Mary probably cared for him after their parents died. Apparently,
        grandpa learned to swim when his brother Frank pushed him off a boat in the St. Joseph River
        which flows through Elkhart. Frank married Elizabeth Carrier in 1917 and was drafted to serve
        in World War I in 1917. Strange, since he died in 1957 in Chicago, I don't recall ever meeting him.


  1. Fehely, Patrick
    1. , Mary
      1. Fields, Owen
        1. Powers, Catherine
          1. Fields, Mary
          2. Fields, Honora
          3. Fields, Julia
          4. Fields, Margaret
          5. Fields, Catharine
          6. Fields, Frank
          7. Fields, Patrick
          8. Fields, John Morris
      2. Fields, Franklin
      3. Fields, Patrick
      4. Fields, Ahab
      5. Fields, Mary Elizabeth
      6. Fields, Julia