Martha Rivera entered Dr. John B. Tower’s birth records into this Excel spreadsheet. This information is important, largely because the maiden names of the mothers are otherwise very difficult to discover. There are 888 children listed with their father’s and mother’s ages at the time of their birth, along with the places of birth of the parents in many cases. These records make up a limited number of the births in Homestead during this time period. African-American births, birth records of other early Homestead doctors, and mid-wife assisted births are not included.