Arthur Douglas Flanders

19 May 1897–24 April 1985 (Age 87)
Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Arthur Douglas

When Arthur Douglas Flanders was born on 19 May 1897, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, his father, Oliver Edwin Flanders, was 30 and his mother, Emma Brackenbury, was 24. He married Helen Gertrude Crick on 19 May 1920, in Jackson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He died on 24 April 1985, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States.

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Arthur Douglas Flanders
Helen Gertrude Crick
Marriage: 19 May 1920
Arthur Douglas Flanders
David Hiram Flanders

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19 May 1920
Jackson, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for someone from Flanders. Compare Fleming .

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

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Sources (3)

  • A Douglass Flanders, "United States Census, 1930"
  • A Douglas Flanders in household of Emma B Flanders, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Douglas Flanders in household of Oliver E Flanders, "United States Census, 1910"

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