Ellsworth Elmer Flesher

13 August 1862–1937 (Age 74)
Palmyra, Warren, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ellsworth Elmer

When Ellsworth Elmer Flesher was born on 13 August 1862, in Palmyra, Warren, Iowa, United States, his father, Frederick Lemon Flesher, was 40 and his mother, Almyra Ann Lemon, was 22. He married Carrie Holcomb in 1887, in Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Madison Township, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Cooper Township, Gentry, Missouri, United States in 1900. He died in 1937, at the age of 75, and was buried in Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ellsworth Elmer Flesher
1862–1937
Carrie Holcomb
1859–
Marriage: 1887
Frank Flesher
1886–1986
Lamont Hawthorne Flesher
1894–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1887
Missouri, United States
children

(2)

    Male1886–1986Male

    Lamont Hawthorne Flesher

    Male1894–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 3

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 5

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 22

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a butcher. In part it is from Middle English flescher, an agent derivative of Old English flæ¯sc ‘flesh’, ‘meat’; in part a reduced form of Middle English fleschewere, Old English flæ¯schēawere, in which the second element is an agent noun from hēawan ‘to hew or cut’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Elmer E Flesher in household of F L Flesher, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elmer E Flesher in household of Fredrick Flesher, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Elmer Flesher, "United States Census, 1900"

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