03 November 2015

The Children Of Melzar Fowler

Source: Nettie Fowler McCormick Book

MELZAR FOWLER....was born in Edinburgh, Saratoga county, N. Y., in 1803, and came to Depauville in the early twenties with his parents, Anson Fowler and Maria Esselstyn Fowler. 

Shortly after establishing himself at Brownville, Melzar married Miss Clarissa Spicer, a sister of Mr. Silas Spicer, of Perch River, and during their residence there their two children, Eldridge, and Nettie, were born.

The two children, Eldridge and Nettie, thus left orphans at the age of nine and seven years, respectively... .  Eldridge...went West, where he has since lived, and become identified with large lumber and land interests in Michigan, Minnesota and Canada.

The daughter [Nettie]...married Cyrus H. McCormick, of reaper fame. 

New York, Marriages, 1686-1980
Spouse's Name: Margaret Brewer
Event Date: 26 Sep 1903
Event Place: Manhattan, New York, New York
Father's Name: Nielson Fowler [Melzar Fowler]
Mother's Name: Clarissa Spicer
Spouse's Father's Name: John H. Brewer
Spouse's Mother's Name: Margaret Aleniety

Los Angeles Herald, Volume XXXII, Number 43, 13 November 1904, published "Bequests In His Will Are Made Public," after Eldridge W. Fowler's 1904 death.

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