Flora R. Cookson

about 1869–
Maine, United States

The Life of Flora R.

When Flora R. Cookson was born about 1869, in Maine, United States, her father, Leander Darius Cookson, was 44 and her mother, Mercy J. Fish, was 39. She married George L Austin on 11 May 1889, in Milford, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States in 1870.

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George L Austin
Flora R. Cookson
Marriage: 11 May 1889
Mellen F Austin
Azuba May Austin

Spouse and Children

    George L Austin



11 May 1889
Milford, Penobscot, Maine, United States


    Mellen F Austin


    Azuba May Austin


Parents and Siblings

    Leander Darius Cookson


    Mercy J. Fish




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.
1898 · Sinking of USS Maine

Age 29

During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 31

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): patronymic from Cook .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Flora Cookson in household of Leander Cookson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Flora J Cookson in household of Leander D Cookson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Flora Cookson in entry for Mellen F Austin, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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