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PLYMOUTH – Emily Fowler Lantz, 85, died May 10, 2003 at her Lower Detroit Road residence under the continuing care of her daughter Betty Lou Bolton. She was born December 10, 1917 in Clinton, Connecticut, the eldest daughter of Calvin Manwaring and Fannie House (Allen) Miller. Emily married Bradley Irving Fowler November 4, 1936 at Brewster, New York, after a courtship of two weeks. They resided in Norwich, CT, where Emily gave birth to seven children. Their marriage remained strong until Bradley’s death on March 10, 1969. After Bradley died, she continued to reside in Norwich, where she later married Henry Lantz. They moved to Plymouth in 1978, returning to Norwich, where Henry died in 1980. Emily moved back to Plymouth in 2001. She was always proud of her Native American heritage and has been linked by several licensed genealogists to several tribes; including the Wampanoag’s and her ancestor Chief Ihannough of Massachusetts, and the Narragansetts and her ancestor Chief Cannonicus of Rhode Island.

She was predeceased by her parents, two husbands, brothers and sisters, and two sons, Nathan and Edison. She is survived by 3 sons Irving, of Uncasville, CT, William of Cottageville, South Carolina, and Dale of Plainfield, CT; 2 daughters, Betty Bolton of Plymouth, and Lydia Woznicki of Norwich, CT; 24 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren, and many great great grandchildren. Emily will be returned to Connecticut to be buried by her first husband in the Avery Hill Cemetery in Ledyard, CT.

Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport.

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