Elizabeth Flake

April 1833–29 March 1908 (Age 74)
North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Flake was born in April 1833, in North Carolina, United States. She married Charles Henry Rowan on 15 July 1867, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in California, United States in 1870 and San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1880. She died on 29 March 1908, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Rowan
Elizabeth Flake
Marriage: 15 July 1867
Walter James Rowan
Byron Thomas Rowan
Alice Ann Rowan
Charles Henry Rowan Jr.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 July 1867San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children


    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 15
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1853 · First State Fair
    Age 20
    The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

    Name Meaning

    German: topographic name mostly in northwestern Germany for someone who lived near a swamp (compare Flak ).

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

    Possible Related Names


    Sources (18)

    • Agness Flake, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
    • Elizabeth Flake, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
    • Elizabet Rowan, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

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