Florence Lounsbury

Brief Life History of Florence

When Florence Lounsbury was born in January 1891, in Kansas, United States, her father, Thomas Grant Lounsbury, was 27 and her mother, Emily Eliza Chaffey, was 23. She married Grover Barnes on 21 May 1909, in Mound City, Linn, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Sheridan Township, Linn, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States for about 20 years. She died on 1 August 1981, in Prescott, Linn, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Linn, Washington, Kansas, United States.

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Grover Barnes
Florence Lounsbury
Marriage: 21 May 1909
Betty Jean Barnes

Sources (8)

  • Florence N Barnes, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Florence Lounsbury, "Kansas, Marriages, 1811-1911"
  • Florence Lounsberry in household of Grant Lounsberry, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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Name Meaning

English: probably an altered form of Lownsbrough, a habitational name from Londesborough in the East Yorkshire, which is named with the Old Norse personal name Lothinn + Old English burh ‘stronghold’.

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

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