Mr Lewis Owen was born in Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales around 1869. Details about his early life are not certain.
He was married in Southampton in 1903 to Maud Louise Young (b. 1881 in Southampton), the daughter of a seaman. The couple would have no children and by the time of the 1911 census they were resident at 29 Earls Road, Portswood, Southampton although Lewis was absent, presumably at sea.
When he signed-on to the Titanic, on 4 April 1912, Owen gave his address as 29 Earls Road, (Southampton). His last ship had been the Oceanic and as a second class steward he received monthly wages of £3, 15s. Also serving aboard, as a fireman, was his brother-in-law Francis James Young.
Owen died in the sinking and his body, if recovered, was never identified. His brother-in-law Francis Young was also among the lost.
His widow Maud was remarried in 1913 to Herbert J. Slatter (b. 1884), a native of Kent, and the couple raised a family. Maud died in Kent in 1985, just a few months short of her 104th birthday.