William Marvin Florom

Male24 February 1835–31 May 1919

Brief Life History of William Marvin

When William Marvin Florom was born on 24 February 1835, in Posey Township, Clay, Indiana, United States, his father, John Florom, was 15 and his mother, Wilmetta Sloops, was 7. He married Clara Canerissa Ingram on 15 January 1865, in Franklin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 31 May 1919, in Curtis, Frontier, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Curtis, Frontier, Nebraska, United States.

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William Marvin Florom
Clara Canerissa Ingram
Marriage: 15 January 1865
Francis ‘Frank’ Taylor Floro
Benjamin Franklin Florom
Robert William Florom
Charles Monroe Florom
Alva Thomas Floro
George Wesley Florom
Ada Bell Florom
Homer Florom

Sources (13)

  • Wm Flosom, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Floro, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • William Florom, "Nebraska, Grand Army of the Republic, Burial Records, 1861-1948"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 January 1865Franklin, Illinois, United States
  • Children (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 1

    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.

    1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

    Age 1

    The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.


    Age 28

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

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Greek Nikolaos, Andreas, Constantine, Constantinos, Costas, Fotios, Ourania, Spiro, Spyridon.


    nickname from floros ‘greenfinch’, from classical Greek chlōros ‘green’.

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

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