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Subject: Re: Grass Valley cemeteries & ROWE
Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Thank you so much for all the ROWE information.
It came as a surprise to me to find my great grandfather's sister, Mary PETERS, had left Cornwall & married in Virginia City, NV, 21 Oct. 1873. She married Henry K. ROWE.
They are buried in the Odd Fellows Section of Silver Terrace Cemetery, Virginia City.
The gravestone reads: Henry K. ROWE died Oct.26 1886 aged
40 yrs& 6 mths. and Mary, his wife, died June 13,1885 aged
42 yrs. Natives of England and their three children.
This is all the information I have on Henry ROWE. A funeral notice said: Grass Valley papers please copy.
So, it is possibly that he was in the Grass Valley area prior to coming to Virginia City.
I'm hoping that looking at other ROWEs might give me a lead
to his place of origin in England & his parents/family.
The ROWE family had Mary's brother, Walter PETERS, residing with them in 1880 census. He was probably the one who took the three orphaned ROWE children back to Cornwall to be raised by a maiden aunt.
Thank you for all the possible leads you have provided.
Hope to attend the Cornish Gathering in Grass Valley, in July.