Dr. Arthur Percival Ovens was born in Arkona (Lambton County), Ontario on the 11th of February, 1886. He was the 2nd of 3 children born to Dr. Thomas Ovens M.D. and the former Hannah Jones. His father had graduated from Victoria University in Cobourg, Ontario in 1892. Further, his father graduated from Trinity University in Toronto in 1884. Dr. Arthur Percival Ovens had an older sister named Winifred Ethel Lloyd Ovens and a younger sister named Lillian Edith May Ovens.
Dr. Ovens grew up in Parkhill which is located in Middlesex County.
Dr. Ovens graduated from the University of Western Ontario Medical School in 1907. By 1910 (and perhaps earlier), Dr. Ovens was practicing medicine in Newbury (Middlesex County), Ontario. He routinely made the short journey to Bothwell and Zone Twp (both located in Chatham-Kent) to care for his patients. His name appears on numerous birth and death records.
According to the 1921 census, Dr. Ovens lived at 19 Hagerty Road in Newbury with his mother and his sister Winnifred.
Dr. Ovens died on the 28th of April, 1926 at the age of 40. He was buried in the family plot at the Carlisle-Carlyle-Falkirk Cemetery in Carlisle, Ontario. There was a notice that appeared in the 4th of May, 1926 edition of the Chatham Daily News under the Zone Twp banner professing the sad loss of Dr. Ovens. He was never married and he had no children.