Monday, September 10, 2012

1935 Ora Fowler

One of the e-mails I've received brought forth three great pictures.  The first one is of Mrs. Charles Fowler.  She was Helen E. Corbett, married to Charles Fowler and mother to Ora Fowler and Hattie Fowler Grieve.  The second picture shows Ora Fowler and his wife, Dollie McMannus, in 1935.  The third picture shows Hattie Fowler and Arthur Grieve.

I did a quick check on, which is a great site that you don't necessarily need to belong to to get basic information.

I plugged in "Ora Fowler" and the site came up with an 1870 census record information.  In 1870, Ora would have been three years old, born in 1867.  He was the son of Charles and Helen Fowler, ages 32 and 25 respectively.

In the 1880 census, the family consisted of an additional daughter, Harriet (Hattie), born in 1873.

1 comment:

Mike G said...

Charles and Hellen actually had four children: Ora, Olive, Harriet "Hattie" and a fourth child. Olive died 1871 at the age of 1 years 9 months. I haven't yet found a name for the fourth child, but it didn't survive long, either.

Ora and his wife moved to Saginaw, where they are found in the 1900, 1910 and 1930 censuses. They appear not to have had any children, which was reported in the 1910 census when they were 42 and 40 respectively.

Hattie married Arthur Grieve. They had two children, Ora Fowler Grieve and Charles Grieve. Ora, the great-grandson of Ralph Fowler, died in 1968. As of last year, his daughter Gaylene still survived.

Charles Grieve died in 1975 in Clare County, MI, where he is buried. I don't know if he and his wife had children.