Martha Jane Floro

March 1825–19 February 1910 (Age 84)
Ballard, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Floro was born in March 1825, in Ballard, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Floro, was 25 and her mother, Martha Crofford, was 21. She married John VanEaton about 1841. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. She lived in Mason, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Illinois, United States in 1870. She died on 19 February 1910, at the age of 84, and was buried in Mason, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John VanEaton
1818–1873
Martha Jane Floro
1825–1910
Marriage: about 1841
Levi Van Eaton
1842–
Sarah Ann Van Eaton
1843–
Catherine E VanEaton
1850–
Richard Van Eaton
1846–1850
William Henry VanEaton
1847–1919
David Van Eaton
1847–
Eliza Jane or Catherine Elizabeth Van Eaton
1850–1920
John Van Eaton
1853–1920
Susan Van Eaton
1855–
Mary Vaneaton
1857–1948
Elizabeth Jane VanEaton
1859–1945
Nancy M Vaneaton
1862–1951
Martha S Vaneaton
1864–
Maria Van Eaton
1866–1947
Emma VanEaton
1867–

Spouse and Children

    John VanEaton

    Male1818–1873Male

    Female1825–1910Female

MARRIAGE
about 1841
children

(15)

    Levi Van Eaton

    Male1842–Male

    Sarah Ann Van Eaton

    Female1843–Female

    Richard Van Eaton

    Male1846–1850Male

    William Henry VanEaton

    Male1847–1919Male

    David Van Eaton

    Male1847–Male

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Floro

    Male1800–1848Male

    Martha Crofford

    Female1804–1879Female

siblings

(5)

    Female1825–1910Female

    Mathilda Floro

    Female1836–1877Female

    Isaac Floro

    Male1839–1911Male

    Nancy M Floro

    Female1840–1925Female

    Cadmus Floro

    Male1845–Male

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 5

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 5

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 23

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Name Meaning

Spanish and Italian: from the personal name Floro, from Latin Florus ‘flower’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Martha J Van Eaton in household of John Van Eaton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jane Faring in entry for John Van Eaton and Lucinda Deardorff Setts, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Jane Flora in entry for Frank Long and Mary Van Eaton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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