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Jacob Stoddard Tower

Male 1828 - 1880  (51 years)


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  • Name Jacob Stoddard Tower 
    Born 8 Nov 1828  , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Springfield, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [3

    • Abraham Tower, 69, farmer, real estate $6000, born in Vermont. Almira H. Tower, 50, real estate $1000, born in Ontario. Sarah Tower, 33, born in Vermont. Jacob Tower, 21, born in Vermont. Jane M. Tower, 18, born in Vermont. Harriet W. Warren, 20, born in Vermont.
    Move 1850  Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Relocated 
    _UID 16638E697D804FEB92022768CC67F8C6BBA6 
    Died 1 May 1880  Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Died

      At Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras county, on Saturday, May 1st, 1880, Jacob S. Tower, a native of Springfield, Vermont, aged 52 years.

      Mr. Tower was a native of Springfield, Vermont. His was one of those restless spirits which the narrow bounds of his native State could not e confined to. The inducements offered and the rewards held forth by the discovery and acquisition of the new El Dorado found him among those hardy Pioneers who were pushing their enterprises up to and beyond the frontier of the country. For the past 29 years he had been a resident of this State. Twenty-five of which he had intimately identified himself with the interests of this county. The community has lost a man whose place will be hard to fill. He has left a monument of his industry, in not only the acquiring and improvement of his own home, but his handiwork can be seen and his influence felt upon almost every road and mountain trail throughout the county. As a husband and father, nothing within the limits of his means was too good to make home happy and pleasant for his wife and children. Hospitable to a fault, the "latch string was always out." Charitable -- his purse was always open to every deserving object. No person ever left his door hungry or shelterless for the want of a roof to cover him. His career is ended and the restless spirit at rest. To his wife, children and business partner we can but offer our heartfelt sympathies.


      Died

      In Salt Spring Valley, on Saturday, May 1st, 1880, Jacob S. Tower, a native of Vermont, aged 49 years.

      Mr. Tower was among the pioneer settlers of Calaveras, having lived in this county since 1880, we believe. He was a man of correct principles, strict integrity and acknowledged probity, held in the highest estimation by all who knew him. Mr. Tower was well known throughout Calaveras and San Joaquin counties, and the intelligence of his death will be received with unmixed regret by an extensive circle of friends and acquaintances.
    Notes 
    • !Records in possession of Calaveras County, California Historical Society.
    Person ID I32412819  7_families
    Last Modified 18 May 2009 

    Father Abraham Tower,   b. 9 Mar 1781, Springfield, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1857, , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Bethiah Field,   b. 4 Dec 1786, Sharon, Litchfield, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1839, , , Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 8 Jan 1807  Springfield, Windsor, Vermont Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F10635820  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Elizabeth Howard,   b. 1839, Of, Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1928  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 2 May 1864  , Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. Jennie Wilson Tower,   b. 2 Apr 1865, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1870, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
    +2. Henrietta Susan Tower,   b. 13 Oct 1866, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Jacob Field Tower,   b. 13 Dec 1868, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1941, Stockton, San Joaquin, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     4. Willie Tower,   b. 17 Dec 1870, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1871, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. Willard Howard Tower,   b. 29 Aug 1872, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1923  (Age 51 years)
     6. Harry Evans Tower,   b. 13 May 1875, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1886, , Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +7. Frank Stoddard Tower,   b. 15 May 1877, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1952, , Calaveras, Calfornia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    +8. James Abraham Tower,   b. 9 Aug 1879, Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1936  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2009 
    Family ID F10631107  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Nov 1828 - , , Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Springfield, Windsor, Vermont Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMove - Relocated - 1850 - Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 May 1864 - , Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 May 1880 - Salt Spring Valley, Calaveras, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S635131] TOWER - Tower Family Bible, The Tower Family, (Copy of family birth, marriages and death pages in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Jacob S. Tower was born November 8th, 1828 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S636801] Tower genealogy, Charlemagne Tower, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978. Film # 1036794 Item 3), Film # 1036794 Item 3. Lee Drew also has a copy o., 248 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S636800] Vermont, Windsor, Springfield - 1850 - Federal Census, Vermont, Windsor, Springfield, (www.ancestry.com).

    4. [S636802] Madam Felix's Gold, Willard P. Fuller Jr., Judith Marvin, Julia G. Costello, (1996 : Calaveras County, California, Calaveras County Historical Society and Foothill Resources, Ltd.), 12 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S635131] TOWER - Tower Family Bible, The Tower Family, (Copy of family birth, marriages and death pages in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Jacob S. Tower died May 1st, 1880 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S635131] TOWER - Tower Family Bible, The Tower Family, (Copy of family birth, marriages and death pages in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Abraham Tower married Bethiah Field, January 8th, 1807 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S635056] California, Calaveras County - 1869 - David Lewis Drew & Helen Farrar Marriage Certificate, State of California. County of Calaveras., (1869, certificate in possession of Lee R. Drew), 1303000., 112, 135 (Reliability: 4).
      On page 112, the marriage date shown for Jacob 'C.' Tower and Mary 'C.' Howard on 31 Mar 1864. Page 135 shows the names correctly as Jacob 'S.' Tower and Mary 'E.' Howard, filed on 2 May 1864.

    8. [S635131] TOWER - Tower Family Bible, The Tower Family, (Copy of family birth, marriages and death pages in the possession of Lee R. Drew), Jacob Stodard Tower married Mary Elizabeth Howard May 2nd 1864 (Reliability: 3).