William Milton Flack

7 December 1869–1 March 1947 (Age 77)
Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Milton

When William Milton Flack was born on 7 December 1869, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, James A. Flack, was 28 and his mother, Mary E. Baldwin, was 29. He married Lillian May Baldwin on 26 December 1899, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Douglas Township, Effingham, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1947. He died on 1 March 1947, in Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Effingham, Effingham, Illinois, United States.

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William Milton Flack
Lillian May Baldwin
Marriage: 26 December 1899
Milton A Flack

Spouse and Children

26 December 1899
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


    Milton A Flack


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 2

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably from Middle English flack, flak ‘turf’, ‘sod’ (as found in the place name Flatmoor, in Cambridgeshire), and hence perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a turf cutter.2 North German: topographic name probably derived from a lost word denoting stagnant water.

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

Sources (3)

  • William Flack, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William M Flack, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William M Flack in household of James A Flack, "United States Census, 1880"

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