William Owen was born c.1864 in Minffordd. He was the son of Solomon Owen and his wife Margaret. She was the sister of Boston Lodge Superintendent William Williams (1835). In 1881 & 1891 he was living with his parents at Boston Lodge. In 1881 he was a clerk in an iron works (probably Boston Lodge) and was Station Master at Tanygrisiau from 1890 leaving on 28/08/09. He cannot be found in the 1911 census but his wife (not classed as a widow) was living in Minffordd.