Glendale, California Biographies

Owen C. Emery

††††††† Owen C. Emery, who is an attorney and the Justice of Peace for Burbank township, is a native of Iowa. He was born November 8, 1892, a son of Edward Ulysses and Mary Martha (Ferguson) Emery. A sketch of his father appears elsewhere in this volume. Mr. Emery supplemented his high school education by taking a law course at the Law College of the University of Southern California, graduating with the class of 1915. He was admitted to the bar July 23, 1914, prior to his graduation, and began the practice of law as an associate of Sol A. Rehart, with offices in Los Angeles. In September 1917, he enlisted with the 316th Ammunition Train of the 91st Division. After ten months intensive training at Camp Lewis, he was sent to France. He was at the front in the Argonne and Lys-Scheldt drives, and was at Ishegam, Belgium, at the time the armistice was signed. He remained abroad until April 1919, and was discharged at the Presidio, on May 13, 1919. During much of the time at the front, as a First Sergeant, he was in command of his company because of the absence of his Captain and Lieutenants. He returned to his Los Angeles practice, again associating himself with Mr. Rehart until 1920 when he opened his own law office in Glendale. In February 1922 he was appointed Justice of Peace for Burbank township, to which office he has been re-elected for four years. He is a Master Mason, and an Elk, a charter member of the Rotary Club and the American Legion, and President of the Credit Menís Association. He belongs to the fraternities Sigma Tau and Delta Theta Phi.

††††††† At Los Angeles, California, on July 15, 1921, Mr. Emery married Annice V. Williams, of Los Angeles. Mrs. Emery is a member of the Tuesday Afternoon Club, the Womenís Auxiliary of the American Legion, and the Colorado Parent-Teacher Association. Both Mr. and Mrs. Emery are active in the Methodist Church of which they are members. They have a son, Jack Emery.

From History of Glendale and Vicinity by John Calvin Sherer. The Glendale Publishing Company, c. 1922 F. M. Broadbooks and J. C. Sherer. Pgs. 468-469.