Florence Dale Thistlethwaite

1896–1982 (Age 85)
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Florence Dale

When Florence Dale Thistlethwaite was born on 11 September 1896, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Thistlewaite, was 47 and her mother, Betsy Dale, was 30. She had at least 1 daughter with John Robert Graham. She died on 15 July 1982, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Florence Dale Thistlethwaite
John Robert Graham
Ann Dale Graham

Spouse & Children



  • Ann Dale Graham


Parents & Siblings

  • William Thistlewaite


  • Betsy Dale




  • Anne Thistlethwaite


  • Milfread Thistlewaite


  • Harnald Thistlewaite


  • Male1890–1973Male

  • Eleanor Thistlethwaite


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 23

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Florence D Graham in household of J Robert Graham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Thiselwaite in household of William Thiselwaite, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence Thistlewaild in household of M* Thistlewaild, "United States Census, 1900"

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