I believe this is your Mack Fowler, 1880 census Dixie, Chilton Co, AL:
Category: Name;Relationship to head of household; Marital Status; Gender; Race; Age; Birthplace; Occupation; Father's Birthplace; Mother's Birthplace.
Mahalia FOWLERSelfWFemaleW60GAKeeping HouseGAGA
Mack FOWLERSonSMaleW20ALWorks On FarmGAAL
Lela FOWLERDauSFemaleW21ALWorks On FarmGAAL
1870 census Perry Co, AL (Perry was one of the parent counties for Chilton.Chilton was formed in 1880, so they did not move, just county changed on them):
Fowler, Mahaley, 40, b AL - no land or personal prop listed
" Lena, 19, b AL
" Cinthia, 17, b AL
" Lafayette, 15, b AL
" James, 12, b AL
[No Mack listed, maybe he was missed??See 1860 below]
1860 census Perry Co, AL:
Fowler, Mahala, 38, b AL - no land, peronal $50
" John W., 17, b AL
" Martha J., 15, b MS
" Salina, 13, b MS
" Cynthia, 9, b AL
" Layfayett(sic), 7, b AL
" Jas (?), 4, b AL
" Walter H McD, 1, b AL
[Could this be your Mack?He does not seemto show up on 1870 census, maybe he was missed, but he is on the 1880 census as Mack.Maybe "McD" is short for a full name and might be the beginning of his mother's maiden name, and where he gets the name Mack?]
1850 census Perry Co, AL:
Fowler, Lawson, 52, b SC - farmer - land $100
" Mahala, 26, b SC
" Curtis, 12, b AL
" Mary E., 10, b AL
" John W., 8, b AL
" Martha Jane, 5, b MS
" Selina, 3, b MS
Dacus, Augustus T., 30, b AL - farmer - land $100
" Louisa, 25, b AL
" Caroline, 9, b AL
" Nancy, 7, b AL
" John, 5, b AL
" Martha A., 1, b AL
Next door - now you will see why I included the above Dacus family.I believe Nancy in following family was a Dacus.I found this happening in other early census records where the enumerator added in ( )another surname.I believe it had to do with the enumerator knowing the maiden name of the wife in some families.It shows up in other households in this census, too:
Fowler, Lawson, 57, b SC - minister - no land value shown
" Nancy (Dacus), 56, b GA
" Anna, 8, b AL
[This Lawson is probably father of the Lawson listed just above.]
On the 1840 census Perry Co, AL there is a Lawson and a Lunron Fowler.And, Peter & Morris McDaniel, could this be Mahala's maiden name and where the McD for part of the name of the one year old child in the 1860 census??They are the only ones listed with surname that begins McD.
On the 1830 census Perry Co, AL there are Fowlers and McDaniels.Looks like they were there early.
BLM records for Perry Co, AL show Lawson Fowler obtained land in 1852 and 1858, so he was alive as late as 1858.
Be sure to check out Perry Co, AL GenWeb site, the archived portion, type in Fowler and lots of interesting items come up.Be sure to post a query on that site, too.
Combined info from CA Dth Idx and SSDI, this gives you maiden name for Mack's second wife -- Gentry:
Exposto, Lora M., b 16 Aug 1899; d 13 Feb 1969 Orange Co, CA; [SSDI shows 15 Feb]; age 69; mother GENTRY; last residence Artesia, Los Angeles Co, CA; SS card issued in CA.
[Strange, but no one else named Exposto shows up on CA Dth Idx nor SSDI.CA Dth Idx begins 1940, so her husband would have had to die prior to 1940.]
This is a "possible" match from SSDI:
Fowler, Ransom, b 15 Jun 1892, d Aug 1976; last residence Elk City, Beckham Co, OK; SS card issued in TX.
There are several Fowlers with last residence in county of Beckham, OK, none named Quinnie or Queenie.On the chance she remarried I looked for Quinnie with any last name and there are several in OK that are close to right age to be the one married to Ransom.
Good luck with your quest and the family book.(^_^)