Margaret Eleanor Rhodes Crocker was born in Ohio on Feb. 25, 1822. As the wife of Edwin Bryant Crocker, Margaret arrived in Sacramento with the Gold Rush. A wealthy benefactress, her mansion and art collection were given to the city and is today the Crocker Art Museum. She died in New York on Nov. 1, 1901.
Exh: Calif. State Fair, 1877, 1882.
Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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