05 November 2013

The Death Of Young Melzar Fowler

A Fowler record found in the Arenac Co., Michigan, Probate Records (FHC #1006677):

FOWLER, Melzar M., deceased
Testimony of: 3 December 1894: Eldridge M. Fowler, of Chicago, IL, age 61, lumberman, father of Melzar
Melzar Fowler’s age at time of death: 20 years 2 months 11 days (died November 4, 1879)
Never married
Melzar’s mother [Mary Louise Skinner] died 20 September 1882

Source (Nettie Fowler McCormick)

United States Census, 1870
Michigan, United States [Bay Co., MI]
Household Gender Age Birthplace
Eldridge Fowler M 36y New York
Mary Fowler F 34y New York
Melzar Fowler M 11y New York
*Clara Fowler F 4y Michigan
Margaret Kinney F 22y Canada

Michigan, Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995
Gender: Male
Death Date:  04 Nov 1879
Death Place: Pennington-New York [or New Jersey]
Age: 20
Birth Date:  1859
Birthplace:  New York
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Eldridge Fowler
Mother's Name: May L. Fowler

*Melzar Fowler's sister, Clara Huntington Fowler, married Arthur H. Fleming, of Detroit, per the Chicago Tribune, 1 December 1892, edition. 

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