When Elisha Milam Flack was born on 3 September 1837, in Todd, Kentucky, United States, his father, Andrew Boyd Flack, was 27 and his mother, Mary Thomas McGlasson, was 22. He married Lucy Bell Hickman on 1 November 1871, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Trenton, Christian, Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 22 January 1917, in Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Hopkinsville, Christian, Kentucky, United States.
English: from Middle English flak ‘sod, turf, block of peat’ (as found in the placename Flatmoor, in Cambridgeshire, recorded as Flackemore in 1221 ), and hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a turf cutter. Compare Flagg 1.
English: variant of Fleck .
German: variant of Flak .