Mendocino County is one of the areas in California where do a lot of research. I was working on the MAZE family from this area, and in particular, Laura J. MAZE. She had married Joseph Troll BROWER. According to census records, Joseph was a widower by 1910 (I cannot locate the couple in the 1900 Census). I am unable to find a death date for Laura, which only increases my interest in this family. When I saw this post left at the Mendocino County message board at Ancestry.com, I decided to dig further into the BROWER family in the hope of finding information pertaining to the death of Laura MAZE-BROWER.
I find it interesting that Joseph's father, John Daniel BROWER, named a son after Joseph's father-in-law, Eugene MAZE. This son, Eugene Maze BROWER, died in Nez Perce County, Idaho, an area where my own family had once resided and an area where I also do a fair amount of research. I wonder if there is more than one connection between the BROWER and MAZE families.
So although I am still coming up empty on Laura's death date, I am developing an increased interest (and decent amount of information) on the BROWER family.
NOTE: For more information on Mendocino County families, please visit one of my favorite genealogy websites, Mendocino County Indexes.