Thomas Benjamin Flowers

10 May 1858–25 October 1930 (Age 72)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Thomas Benjamin

When Thomas Benjamin Flowers was born on 10 May 1858, in Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Flowers, was 33 and his mother, Mary A. Arnett, was 33. He married Sarah Jane McCasland on 20 July 1882, in Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, United States in 1870 and Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States for about 30 years. He died on 25 October 1930, in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Benjamin Flowers
Sarah Jane McCasland
Marriage: 20 July 1882
Cecil Wilfred Flowers
Unk Flowers
Lola Bee Flowers
John Thomas Flowers I

Spouse and Children

20 July 1882
Morgan, Illinois, United States


    Cecil Wilfred Flowers


    Unk Flowers


    Lola Bee Flowers


    John Thomas Flowers I


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Flowers


    Mary A. Arnett




    Sarah Flowers


    Mary/Polly Flowers


    James M. Flowers


    Andrew J. Flowers


    John William Flowers


+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 11

Wyuka Cemetery was established by an act of the Nebraska Legislature in 1869, to provide the capital city with a state cemetery.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 19

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Flower 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Flowers in household of Mary Flowers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas B Flowers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas B Flower in household of Joseph Flower, "United States Census, 1860"

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