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
1858–1930
Sarah Jane McCasland
1860–1926
Marriage: 20 July 1882
Cecil Wilfred Flowers
1879–1941
Unk Flowers
1883–
Lola Bee Flowers
1885–
John Thomas Flowers I
1896–1985

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 July 1882
Morgan, Illinois, United States
children

(4)

    Cecil Wilfred Flowers

    Male1879–1941Male

    Unk Flowers

    Male1883–Male

    Lola Bee Flowers

    Female1885–Female

    John Thomas Flowers I

    Male1896–1985Male

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Flowers

    Male1825–1884Male

    Mary A. Arnett

    Female1825–1885Female

siblings

(8)

    Sarah Flowers

    Female1842–Female

    Mary/Polly Flowers

    Female1844–Female

    James M. Flowers

    Male1847–Male

    Andrew J. Flowers

    Male1849–Male

    John William Flowers

    Male1848–1921Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869

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.

Possible Related Names

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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