Rachel Florence Masters

Brief Life History of Rachel Florence

When Rachel Florence Masters was born on 22 November 1884, in Rusk, Texas, United States, her father, Abraham Andrew Masters, was 50 and her mother, Martha Ann Henshaw, was 37. She married Charles Fred Harter on 1 July 1917, in Dallas Texas Temple, Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940 and Election District Z, Denver, Colorado, United States in 1940. She died on 8 January 1971, in Victorville, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 86.

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Charles Fred Harter
Rachel Florence Masters
Marriage: 1 July 1917
Earl F Harter
Dorothy M Harter

Sources (13)

  • Florence Masters in household of Jackson Masters, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Texas marriage record for C F Harter and Florence Masters
  • Florence M Harter, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

World Events (8)


Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1890 · Gold is Discovered

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

habitational and occupational name from Middle English (atte) maisteres ‘(at the) master's (house)’, a name for someone who lived or worked there, normally a servant. Compare Master and Masterman , and for the type compare Maidens , Monks , Parsons .

variant of Master , with post-medieval excrescent -s.


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

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Notes from Nita

Excerpted correspondence (2022) regarding Florence Masters Harter from Nita Boles to lili li. I really don’t know what order these screenshots go in but Nita offers some wonderful memories.

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