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Owens Family Photographs

An inventory of the collection at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: Emily Banach
Date: 2021


Photograph of the Owens Family

Robert Plack Owens (1943-1988), Mary Martha Ives Owens (1944-1988), Sarah Rebecca Owens (1974-1988), and Laura Abigail Owens (1980-1988) were among the 270 victims of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988. They lived in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Both Robert and Martha had private pilot's licenses and owned a share of a small plane. They had both worked for Piper Aircraft in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania for a few years before moving to New Jersey.

Scope and Content Note

The Owens Family Photographs contains digital photographs of the Owens family. There are photographs of all four of them on holidays such as Easter and Mother's Day, and individual photographs of Martha, Sarah, and Laura as well. The collection consists solely of digital materials.


Access Restrictions:

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Selected Search Terms


Owens family.
Owens, Laura Abigail.
Owens, Mary Martha Ives.
Owens, Robert Plack.
Owens, Sarah Rebecca.
Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.


Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- Case Studies.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland)

Types of Material

Digital photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Owens Family Photographs,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ellen Ives in 2021.

Processing Information

The collection is fully processed.

Location of Originals

This collection consists of digital reproductions created by scanning or taking photographs of the originals. The original photographs remain with the donor.

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