Florence Colton

1881–
Dallas, Iowa, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Colton was born in 1881, in Dallas, Iowa, United States, her father, Isaac Adam Colton, was 65 and her mother, Mary Jane Tice, was 43. She married John Veenstra in 1907, in Dallas, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Colfax Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States for about 20 years and Spring Valley Township, Dallas, Iowa, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

John Veenstra
1866–
Florence Colton
1881–
Marriage: 1907
Eva M Venstra
1909–1926
Clair E. Veenstra
1910–1974
Ralph L. Veenstra
1911–1985
Nyal J. Veenstra
1915–1998

Spouse and Children

    John Veenstra

    Male1866–Male

    Female1881–Female

MARRIAGE
1907
Dallas, Iowa, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 0

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 31

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Colton in England, perhaps also Colton House in Scotland. Examples in Norfolk, Staffordshire, and North Yorkshire are from the Old English personal name Cola (or the cognate Old Norse Koli; see Cole 2) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. The place so named in Somerset has as its first element the Old English personal name Cūla (of uncertain origin). The one in Cumbria has a river name apparently derived from a Celtic word meaning ‘hazel’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florance Colton in household of Isaac Colton, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Florence Colton in household of Mary J Colton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Venstra in household of John Venstra, "United States Census, 1910"

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