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Caroline L. "Carrie" Fowler Cross
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Birth: Sep. 7, 1832
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1901
Woodland
Yolo County
California, USA

1850 Milwaukee, Ward 5 WI
Mortimer Fowler CT Physician
Almira Fowler CT
Caroline Fowler OH
Corydon Fowler OH
Portia Fowler WI

The following is the story of how Carrie became a widow and Myra and Minnie lost their father. Soon after, the three surviving members of the family left Milwaukee and made their way to CA. I suspect making the move because Carrie's parents had made the relocation to California in 1851 via the Panama Canal settling first at Grand Island in Sacramento County. Carrie's father was a physician and a surgeon and had built the Fowler Sanitarium.

"Total Loss of the Dacotah. - The season of 1860, as regards the loss of life and property was the most disastrous on record, and the loss of life the most deplorable since known. During the terrific gale in November, occurred the destruction of the propeller Dacotah, Capt. William Cross, on Sturgeon Point in Lake Erie, with 24 lives, not a soul being saved. It was a fearful night, and the suffering among vessels was above description. The Dacotah was 688 tons burden, and had been but three years in commission. She left Buffalo in the evening freighted with merchandise for Chicago, with no passengers. Nothing but fragments were ever seen afterward, so complete was her destruction. She was built by Luther Moses at Cleveland, and was valued at $33,600. She was owned by James F. Clark, of the New York Central railroad."

It was months before the body of Captain Cross was recovered and laid to rest at Forest Home Cemetery.

1870 Cache Creek, Yolo, CA
Mortimer R.Fowler 61 CT Physician/Surgeon
Almira Fowler 60 CT wife
Next door
Carrie Cross 37 OH School Teacher
Minna Cross 13 WI daughter
Myra Cross 11 WI

1880 Woodland, Yolo, CA
Carrie L. Cross 47 OH CT CT
Minnie B. Cross 23 WI daughter
Kate M. Cross 21 WI daughter
Almira Fowler 70 CT mother

1900 Woodland, Yolo, CA
Carry L. Cross 67 OH
Minnie A. Cross 43 WI daughter

Carrie died of tuberculosis. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Mortimer Rutherford Fowler (1809 - 1878)
  Almira Bartholomew Fowler (1809 - 1897)
 
 Spouse:
  William S Cross (1818 - 1860)
 
 Children:
  Minna Belle Cross (1856 - 1943)*
  Myra Kate Cross Sherman (1858 - 1933)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodland Cemetery
Woodland
Yolo County
California, USA
Plot: Blk-09 Lt-2 Gr-10
 
Maintained by: Hannah
Originally Created by: Tom Decker
Record added: Mar 16, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86873130
Caroline L. Carrie <i>Fowler</i> Cross
Added by: Corky C
 
Caroline L. Carrie <i>Fowler</i> Cross
Added by: Corky C
 
Caroline L. Carrie <i>Fowler</i> Cross
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Added by: David Stewart
 
 
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Thinking of you, knowing how much strength you possessed to move across the United States with your daughters soon after becoming a widow. May you rest in peace knowing you are not forgotten.
- Hannah
 Added: Oct. 16, 2014

- Corky C
 Added: Aug. 7, 2013

- Tom Decker
 Added: Jul. 31, 2013
 
 
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