Archivist, journalist, writer. Born– September 1, 1869, Noxube County, Miss. Parents– John Hollis and Tallulah (Brockman) Bankhead. Married– Thomas M. Owen. Children– Two. Education– public and private schools in Alabama; Ward’s Seminary in Nashville. Served on the fiction and feature staff of Uncle Remus Magazine and Southern Women’s Magazine, woman’s page editor for the Montgomery Advertiser; director of Alabama Department of Archives and History, 1920-1935. Completed her husband’s History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography. Edited or compiled the Alabama Historical Quarterly, Alabama Historical and Statistical Register, and Montgomery Blue Book (1909-1910).


Owen’s Story of Alabama and Woman’s Who’s Who in America, 1914.


Alabama, a Social and Economic History of the State. Montgomery, Ala.; Dixie Book Co., 1938.

Our State–Alabama. Montgomery, Ala.; Brown Printing Co., 1927.

The Story of Alabama; a History of the State. New York; Lewis Historical Pub. Co., 1949.

Yvonne of Braithwaite. Boston; L.C. Page & Co., 1927.

Plays; Alabama; or the Making of a State… Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.

At Old Mobile. Mongtomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.

DeSoto and the Indians. Montgomery, Ala.; Paragon Press, 1919.