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Capt Theodore Fowler
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Birth: 1845
Death: Feb. 25, 1870
Rhode Island, USA

Parents: Capt. Henry Fowler & Mary W.

PROVIDENCE DAILY JOURNAL, Providence, R.I., February 28, 1870

"About one o'clock a.m. Friday, 26th inst., steamer THETIS, Capt. Gale, a freighter steamer of the Neptune Line, which left here at 9 p.m. Thursday, ran into schooner BENJAMIN BUTLER, Capt. Theodore Fowler, from Elizabeth, N.J., bound for Providence, loaded with coal, when off Watch Hill, and literally cut her in two, sinking her instantly. Capt. Fowler, Joseph Northup, James McKenzie, and a colored cook named Amos Malburn were lost. The mate, George Northup, was picked up by the THETIS after being in the water some half an hour, and taken to New York, whence he arrived in this city Saturday morning by steamer OF THE EAST, and proceeded immediately to his home, Wickford, without giving any particulars. The lost men were young unmarried men, belonging in Wickford, excepting the cook who belonged in this city." 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Fowler (1820 - 1879)
  Mary W. Baker Fowler (1823 - 1892)
 
 Siblings:
  John Henry Fowler (1843 - 1859)*
  Theodore Fowler (1845 - 1870)
  Elizabeth Fowler (1847 - 1848)*
  Mary A. Fowler (1854 - 1857)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Drowned from schooner Benjamin Butler which was run into and sunk by steamer Thetis off Watch Hill, R.I.

"Farewell dear son, till the sea shall give up its dead"
 
Note: The headstone has an anchor
 
Burial:
Elm Grove Cemetery
North Kingstown
Washington County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Lot 46
 
Created by: Researcher
Record added: May 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69751449
Capt Theodore Fowler
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Capt Theodore Fowler
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