Flora June Buche

20 November 1892–July 1974 (Age 81)
Grant Park, Kankakee, Illinois, United States

The Life of Flora June

When Flora June Buche was born on 20 November 1892, in Grant Park, Kankakee, Illinois, United States, her father, Daniel John Buche, was 33 and her mother, Lenora Hayhurst, was 24. She married Emery Elton Collins on 2 March 1911, in Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in West Creek Township, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Cedar Creek Township, Lake, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died in July 1974, in Crown Point, Lake, Indiana, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in West Creek Cemetery, West Creek Township, Lake, Indiana, United States.

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Emery Elton Collins
Flora June Buche
Marriage: 2 March 1911
Burdutte Collins
Elva Collins
Willard John Collins
Leonard D Collins
Forrest Collins
Rowena Collins
Vernal M Collins
Gwyneth June Collins
Cecil Collins
Marlene Frances Collins

Spouse and Children

2 March 1911
Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, United States


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Daniel John Buche


    Lenora Hayhurst




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Buchau (Bavaria) or Bucha (eastern Germany). Alternatively, it may be a topographic name from Middle High German buoche ‘beech tree’.2 French: perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a woodsman, from buche ‘log’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Flora Butch in household of Daniel J Butch, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Flora Buche in household of Daniel Buche, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flora Collins in household of Emery E Collins, "United States Census, 1920"

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