Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1858 Marietta Johnson

A very small paragraph showed up in The Fowlerville Review in 1916. It reads as follows:

Mrs. J. Palmerton received a telegram from Los Angeles, Cal., that her niece, Mrs. Henry Kelso, died at her home at that city. Miss Marietta Johnson was born in this village about 58 years ago and later went west with her parents. Her mother died when she was a girl and she came here and lived with her grandfather, Ralph Fowler, until her marriage with Mr. Kelso. She leaves a husband and three sons. The remains were brought to Detroit last week for cremation.

This blurb was quite interesting to me for a couple of reasons:

1) For those working on any kind of genealogy, I would imagine tidbits like this become a real find in charting the path of a family tree, and

2) Ralph Fowler's name popped up long after he was gone; having passed away in 1887. It would appear, as well as being very generous and a smart businessman by donating land and funds to help settle this area, he was a man who took care of family when needed.

1 comment:

Mike G said...

Very interesting. I have no information on her, and wonder who her parents were. Ralph's other daughter, Lucy, died in 1863 at the age of 27. I don't have a marriage for her, but she could have been married and had a daughter before she died.

Thanks for posting. I'll let you know if I find anything.