Florentia Alice " Flora" Mudd

4 September 1890–27 April 1985 (Age 94)
Ruma, Randolph, Illinois, United States

The Life of Florentia Alice " Flora"

When Florentia Alice " Flora" Mudd was born on 4 September 1890, in Ruma, Randolph, Illinois, United States, her father, Albert James Mudd, was 24 and her mother, Monica Veronica Simpson, was 20. She married John Harry La Chance on 4 June 1923, in Prairie, Randolph, Illinois, United States. She lived in Prairie du Rocher, Randolph, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Brewerville Precinct, Randolph, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 27 April 1985, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 94.

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John Harry La Chance
Florentia Alice " Flora" Mudd
Marriage: 4 June 1923

Spouse and Children

4 June 1923
Prairie, Randolph, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Albert James Mudd


    Monica Veronica Simpson




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World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 2

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 35

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Name Meaning

English:1. from a medieval personal name, a variant of Maud ( see Mould ). 2. from the Old English personal name Mōd(a), a short form of the various compound names containing the element mōd ‘spirit’, ‘mind’, ‘courage’. 3. topographic name for someone who lived in a particularly muddy area, from Middle English mud(de) ‘mud’, perhaps also a metonymic occupational name for a dauber (one who constructed buildings of wattle and daub).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Flora La Chance in household of Harry La Chance, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Flora Mudd in household of Albert J Mudd, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flora A Mudd in household of A J Mudd, "United States Census, 1910"

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