Florence Ellen Tapscott

Brief Life History of Florence Ellen

When Florence Ellen Tapscott was born on 21 February 1888, in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States, her father, William H. Tapscott, was 35 and her mother, Naomi Margaretta Patterson, was 38. She married William Thomas Rash on 27 December 1905, in Mercer, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Twin Falls Election Precinct 2, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States in 1940. She died on 29 October 1974, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Canyon, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thomas Rash
Florence Ellen Tapscott
Marriage: 27 December 1905
William Franklin Rash
Julias Edward Rash
Margaret Ellen Rash
Floyd Marion Rash
Lewis C Rash

Sources (17)

  • Florence Tapscott, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Florence Tapscott, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Florence E Rash, "United States Social Security Death Index"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.


Twin Falls County was founded 21 February 1907.

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name from a lost Devon placename, perhaps in or near Barnstaple, recorded as Tappyscote in 1504–15. The placename may derive from an early Middle English personal name Tapp (Old English Tæppa), genitive Tappes, + Middle English cot ‘cottage, hut, shelter’, but this cannot be certain due to a lack of medieval forms. See also Tapp for the Middle English personal name Tapp, which is most frequent in Devon.

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

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