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

Margaret Rhodes Crocker

1822 – 1901

 

óWife of Edwin Bryant Crocker ó

 
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 husbandís 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), Womenís Aid Society and other numerous charities, earned her the title of “Lady Bountiful”.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at the Crocker Section of the Sacramento City Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Broadway, Sacramento CA 95818, United States of America.
 
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); Mark Hopkins (about 400 feet away); The Bennett Brothers (about 400 feet away); Mark Hopkins Monument (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Cemetery Grove
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 500 feet away); General George Wright (about 500 feet away); Newton Booth (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Crocker Art Museum. (Submitted on February 6, 2011.)
2. History of the Crocker Art Museum. In 1868, Judge Edwin B. Crocker purchased the property and existing buildings on the corner of Third and O Streets. He then commissioned Seth Babson (1830-1908), a talented local architect, to redesign and renovate the home into a grander, Italianate mansion. In addition, Crocker asked Babson to design an elaborate gallery building that would sit adjacent to the mansion and display the family's growing art collection. (Submitted on February 6, 2011.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkNotable Persons
 
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
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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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,800 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 26, 2008, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   4. submitted on February 6, 2011, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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