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Ellen L. (Frost) Fowler (1859 - 1904)

Ellen L. Fowler formerly Frost
Born in Dallas Co., Texas, United States of Americamap
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Wife of — married 16 Jul 1871 in Bell Co. Texasmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 44 in Russell, White Co., Arkansas, United States of Americamap
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The sixth child of Thomas Arnold Frost and Parthenia (Thenie) Wharton was born 5 Mar 1859 in Dallas Co. Texas. She was only 11 years old when her mother died and left her the lady of the house, for her two older sisters were gone. She must have grown up very fast after her mother's death, for she was married before her 14th birthday to Zachery T. Fowler (Bell Co. Marriage Book E, page 52).

Zack Fowler had a bit of gypsy in his soul and he liked to move around. Among other things, he was a photographer in a time when there were few photographic studios or individually owned cameras. So he moved about the country taking pictures of people; and when he made all he could in one location, he would move his family again.

As the Fowlers were wandering through south central Texas a gentleman from Waelder in Gonzales county named Jack Robinson "stole" their 15-year-old daughter, Ola, their first child. They were so angry with Jack for marrying Ola at such a young age that they never forgave the young couple. They seemed to have forgotten that Ellen was even younger when Zack "stole" her. They moved away and Ola never saw her parents again.

Later the wandering of the Fowlers took them to Willis, Texas, in Montgomery county, near Huntsville. When they decided to move again, their oldest son, Jack refused to go. He said he liked it there and was tired of moving. Later he married a Huntsville girl and lived in that area the rest of his life.

Zack and Ellen had moved to Russell, Arkansas, where Ellen became sick and died in 1904.


Carter Cemetery, Russell, White County, Arkansas [1]


  1. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 27 May 2020), memorial page for Ellen L. Fowler (5 Mar 1859–5 Feb 1904), Find A Grave: Memorial #67962364, citing Carter Cemetery, Russell, White County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by bailey (contributor 47198252) .
  • "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Ellen Frost in household of Thomas Frost, Texas, United States; citing p. 24, family 175, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,074.
  • "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 25 October 2016), Z T Fowler and E L Frost, 16 Jul 1871, Marriage; citing Bell, Texas, United States, various county clerk offices, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Texas Dept. of State Health Services and Golightly-Payne-Coon Co.; FHL microfilm 981,034.
  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 July 2016), Allen L Fowler in household of C F Fowler, Precinct 2, Gillespie, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 62, sheet 285C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1305; FHL microfilm 1,255,305.
  • "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 January 2015), Ellen L Fowler in household of Zachary T Fowler, Justice Precinct 3 Garland town, Dallas, Texas, United States; citing sheet 17B, family 297, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,241,626.

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