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Myron Wheeler Gotham
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1842
Jefferson County
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 1902
Wisconsin, USA

Captain Myron Wheeler Gotham b. 01-29-1842 d. 11-24-1902

Son of John Gotham b. 1819 son of Henry Rockford Gotham b. 1783 son of Henry Gotham b. 1762

Captain Myron Wheeler Gotham was born in NY being listed as a sailor in the 1860 Ferderal Census at the young age of 18. Capt Gotham moved to the Richland County area of Wisconsin.

The village of Gotham, in southwest Wisconsin, Richland County was named after the Great Lakes Freighter Captain Myron Wheeler Gotham, who chose to spend his winter months far from the Great Lakes.

Captain Myron Wheeler Gotham spent the winter months during the 1860s on the banks of the Pine River where he raised his family of eight children. It was here that the village was given his name. "

From: The Tales The Tombstones Tell - Republican Observer - July 26, 1956

Buried in the cemetery are the remains of M. W. Gotham and his son Lucius, who went to their death in a violent storm on the Great Lakes, November 24, 1902. M. W. Gotham was the captain of a lake vessel and his son also was a sailor. The boat which sank was making its last trip of the season and father and son looked forward to a return to their home in Gotham. They did return home but it was no happy occasion. Captain Gotham was born in 1842 and the son on November 20, 1884; the lad had just passed by four days his 18th birthday.

Story in Gotham Ties on my web site. He was a ship's Captain. He drowned with two of his sons. Also in Irene Dixon Bamfords Diaries on The Islands Web site. Ships name was `Sylvanus J. Macy`
He went to Wisconsin in 1867
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His first wife Elizabeth Mindwell Carver was born in 1845 in NY They had three children together
Alida Sarah B:1865
Caroline B:1876
Myron Anthony B:1878
Elizabeth Died in Wisconsin Aug. 15,1879
he later married Clara Campbell
& they had five children together.
Elizabeth Melvina B: 1883
Lucius Ralph B: 1884
Ava B: 1887
Herman Macy B: 1891
Permelia B:1892
Permelia was named after his mother. 
Family links: 
  John E Gotham (1819 - 1874)
  Parmelia A Slate Gotham (1814 - 1900)
  Clara Campbell Gotham (1851 - 1939)
  Elizabeth H Carver Gotham (1845 - 1879)*
  Alida Sarah Gotham Bock (1865 - 1935)*
  Caroline Lodema Gotham Mainwaring (1876 - 1962)*
  Myron Anthony Gotham (1878 - 1902)*
  Elizabeth Melvina Gotham Moore (1883 - 1949)*
  Lucius Ralph Gotham (1884 - 1902)*
  Ava Clara Gotham Reuter (1887 - 1975)*
  Herman M Gotham (1890 - 1976)*
  George Myron Gotham (1840 - 1894)*
  Myron Wheeler Gotham (1842 - 1902)
  Sally A Gotham Randall (1844 - 1882)*
  Thomas Edwin Gotham (1847 - 1888)*
  James Edward Gotham (1847 - 1927)*
  John Lewis Gotham (1850 - 1885)*
  Ida W Gotham Howe (1856 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
Button Cemetery
Buena Vista
Richland County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Thelma Dickinson Moye
Record added: Jul 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55253595
Myron Wheeler Gotham
Added by: Thelma Dickinson Moye
Myron Wheeler Gotham
Added by: Thelma Dickinson Moye
Myron Wheeler Gotham
Added by: Thelma Dickinson Moye
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