Florilla Wade

22 February 1856–
Andrew, Missouri, United States

The Life of Florilla

When Florilla Wade was born on 22 February 1856, in Andrew, Missouri, United States, her father, Edmund Wade, was 41 and her mother, Elizabeth Rawlings, was 35. She married John Stilwell in 1880, in Andrew, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Clay Township, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Rosendale, Andrew, Missouri, United States in 1900.

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John Stilwell
Florilla Wade
Marriage: 1880
Ursula Emma Stilwell

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    John Stilwell



Andrew, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 34

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: from the Middle English personal name Wade, Old English Wada, from wadan ‘to go’. (Wada was the name of a legendary sea-giant.)2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Old English (ge)wæd (of cognate origin to 1), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Wade in Suffolk.3 Dutch and North German: occupational name or nickname from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German wade ‘garment’, ‘large net’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florilla Wade in household of Wm Wade, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Florrilla Wade in household of Edmund Wade, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rilla Wade in household of Edmund Wade, "United States Census, 1880"

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