Fowler 1826 - 1892
Apr. 30, 1826 Hendricks Co., Indiana
Died: Aug. 15, 1915 Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
Malinda A Thompson
1833 - 1880
Married Nov. 28, 1848 Atchison Co.,
NOTE: Gen. Notes and Anecdotes:
Samuel Fowler was listed as a State Senator from Tulare Co. His
forebears came to the colonies on the Atlantic from the north of England
in early colonial times, and migrated west during the gold excitement.
His niece, Mrs. Mae Fowler Rutherford, lives in Berkeley, and states that
his people were all very tall, and he himself no less than six feet seven
inches. Her father (his brother) stood six feet four inches tall.
DEATH: California Death Index; 1905-1929; Cal. Dept. of Vital Statistics;
p 3580; San Jose Family History Center Film #7868.
NOTE: From Fresno County - The Pioneer Years:
The Methodist Church South was occupied all day by Rev. Mr. Jones and his
coadjutors, who are founding Evangelical Temperance Alliances in this
part of California. The pulpit in the morning was occupied by Rev. W.
N. Cunningham, of Visalia, who spoke of "Our Indebtedness to Christ." The
afternoon was occupied in social service, addressed by Samuel Fowler
of Tulare. Mr. Fowler stands 6 feet 8 inches, and is a recent convert to
temperance and religion. He is better educated to content with Indians
and wild beasts than with moral evil. He impresses his audience with the
conviction that he is a near relative of the celebrated Sampson, and
could knock the bottom out of a rum barrel, and knock in the skull of an
ordinary man in one stroke. He is full of good nature, and raised an
audible smile more than once. He is a terror to rum sellers, tricky
politicians and preachers that lack nerve. (Fresno Weekly Expositor,
Feb.7, 1883, p. 9 c. 3. In Fresno Scraps, p. 574.)