Marie Owsley papers, 1891-1904

Overview of the Collection

Owsley, Marie
Marie Owsley papers
1891-1904 (inclusive)
0.18 cubic feet (1 box)
Collection Number
3771 (Accession No. 3771-001)
Letters, photographs and prayer books related to Marie Boeing Owsley
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Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Marie Owsley (née Ortmann) was born in 1862 and married Wilhelm Boeing in the late 1870s. They had three children together—Gretchen, William, and Caroline. Wilhelm passed away in 1890 from influenza complications. Marie later remarried and moved to Virginia with her husband, Dr. Frederic Dillard Owsley. Mrs. Owsley passed away in 1910 at the age of 48. Her son William would go on to create the aerospace company bearing the family name and is recognized around the world today.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Letters, photographs, prayer books.

Incoming letters to William E. Boeing from his mother, Marie Boeing Owsley and several from his sister Caroline during his prep school and possible college years. The doctor referred to is her second husband. Photos (4) are unidentified portraits.

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Restrictions on Use

Creator's literary rights not transferred to the University of Washington Libraries.

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Acquisition Information

Donated by Skip Beauchamp, 5/7/1986.

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Container(s) Description Dates
1/1-7 Correspondence from Marie Owsley to William E. Boeing 1891-1904
1/8 Correspondence from Doctor Owsley to William E. Boeing undated
1/9 Correspondence from Doctor Owsley, Marie Owsley, Caroline Boeing (sister) to William E. Boeing 1903
1/10 Correspondence from Caroline Boeing (sister) to William E. Boeing 1891-1902
1/11 Photographs undated
1/12 Prayer Books undated

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Personal Names

  • Boeing, William Edward, 1881-1956
  • Owsley, Marie--Archives

Other Creators

  • Personal Names
    • Boeing, Caroline (creator)
    • Boeing, Marie (creator)

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Subject Terms

  • Personal Papers/Corporate Records (University of Washington)