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Sacramento in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Margaret Rhodes Crocker

1822 – 1901

 

— Wife of Edwin Bryant Crocker —

 
Margaret Rhodes Crocker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
1. Margaret Rhodes Crocker Marker
Inscription.  The donation of her late husband’s art collection to the city in 1885 gave Sacramento the first and finest art gallery west of the Mississippi. Other philanthropic gestures during her lifetime, which included generous support of the Protestant Orphan Asylum, founding of the Marguerite Home for Aged and Homeless Women (1884), Women’s Aid Society and other numerous charities, earned her the title of “Lady Bountiful”.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkWomen.
 
Location. 38° 33.77′ N, 121° 30.133′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling west. Marker is at the Crocker Section of the Sacramento City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Georgia Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. O.C. Wheeler D.D., L.L.D. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bennett Brothers
Margaret Rhodes Crocker Marker at the Entrance to the Crocker Section image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
2. Margaret Rhodes Crocker Marker at the Entrance to the Crocker Section
(about 400 feet away); Mark Hopkins Monument (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Cemetery Grove (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Pioneer Cemetery Grove (about 500 feet away); Mark Hopkins (about 500 feet away); Sacramento City Cemetery / People of the Cemetery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Edwin Bryant Crocker Monument image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, May 30, 2006
3. Edwin Bryant Crocker Monument
Lawyer, politician, patron of the arts. Although remembered primarily for his passion of art and building the finest art gallery west of the Mississippi, he was also a Justice on California's State Supreme Court (1863) and Chief Counsel for the Central Pacific Railroad Company (1864-1869)
Margaret Rhodes Crocker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, December 27, 2008
4. Margaret Rhodes Crocker
Inscription on the front of the Crocker Monument.

Edwin Bryant Crocker
Died June 24, 1875
Aged 57 Years
————
Margaret Eleanor Crocker
Died Dec. 1, 1901
Aged 79 Years
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Aimee Crocker Couraud
Dec. 5, 1864
Feb. 7, 1941

Additional family members are named on the other three sides.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,010 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.   4. submitted on February 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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