Henry Linthwaite Flower

Brief Life History of Henry Linthwaite

When Henry Linthwaite Flower was born in 1850, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Everend Flower, was 26 and his mother, Martha Grant, was 25. He married Georgina Wimpress on 20 September 1885, in St Saviour's Church, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 24 September 1931, in his hometown, at the age of 81, and was buried in Gilroes Cemetery and Crematorium, Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Henry Linthwaite Flower
Ruth Flude
Marriage: 17 July 1913

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  • Henry Lentwite Flowr in household of Everard Flowr, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Henry Linthwite Flower, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Henry Linthwaite Flower, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


Find a Grave Memorials shows that the earliest burial in this cemetery was in 1881: William Salmon - BIRTH 1847 - DEATH 1881 (aged 33–34) - MEMORIAL ID 206267971


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flower, blossom’ (Old French flur, from Latin flos, genitive floris). This was a conventional term of endearment in medieval romantic poetry, and as early as the 13th century it is also regularly found as a female personal name. In the US, it may also be a translation of a name in another language meaning ‘flower’, such as German Blum or Dutch Bloem .

English: metonymic occupational name for a miller or flour merchant, or perhaps a nickname for someone with a pale complexion, from Middle English flo(u)r ‘flour’. This is in origin the same word as in 1 above, with the transferred sense ‘flower, pick of the meal’. Although the two words are now felt to be accidental homophones, they were not distinguished in spelling before the 18th century.

English: occupational name for an arrowsmith, from Middle English floer ‘arrow maker’, an agent derivative of Middle English flō ‘arrow’ (Old English flān).

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

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