Rowena Ella Gunter

2 November 1870–20 April 1931 (Age 60)
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Rowena Ella

When Rowena Ella Gunter was born on 2 November 1870, in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, her father, Jasper Sevier Gunter, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Cody, was 24. She married Philetus Jackson McCracken on 12 December 1894, in Crabtree, Haywood, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 20 April 1931, in Crabtree, Haywood, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Upper Crabtree Community Cemetery, Clyde, Haywood, North Carolina, United States.

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Philetus Jackson McCracken
Rowena Ella Gunter
Marriage: 12 December 1894
Gladys McCracken
Chancy E. McCracken
Mina McCracken
Alberta M. McCracken
Elfleda B. McCracken
Marion Christine McCracken
Jacqueline McCracken
Hiram John McCracken
Gladys Nona McCracken
Grace Lucille McCrakcen

Spouse and Children

12 December 1894
Crabtree, Haywood, North Carolina, United States


    Gladys McCracken


    Chancy E. McCracken


    Mina McCracken


    Alberta M. McCracken



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 7

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 20

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German (also Gunther, Günt(h)er) and English: from the Germanic personal name Gunter (Old French Gontier), composed of the elements gund ‘battle’ + hari, heri ‘army’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rowena Mccracken in household of Phletz Mccracken, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rowena Mccracken in household of Philetus Mccracken, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rowena Mccracken in household of Philetus Mccracken, "United States Census, 1920"

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