William Russell Flint

21 July 1871–1 July 1885 (Age 13)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Russell

When William Russell Flint was born on 21 July 1871, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Russell S Flint, was 23 and his mother, Melissa Laughsey, was 20. He lived in Elk Township, Nuckolls, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 1 July 1885, in Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States, at the age of 13, and was buried in Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Weld, Colorado, United States.

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Russell S Flint
Melissa Laughsey
William Russell Flint
Ivy L Flint

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World Events (6)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 5

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: topographic name for someone who lived near a significant outcrop of flint, Old English, Low German flint, or a nickname for a hard-hearted or physically tough individual.2 Welsh: habitational name from Flint in Clwyd, which gave its name to the old county of Flintshire.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Flinte ‘shotgun’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William R Flint in household of Russel S Flint, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Flint, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Willie Flint, "BillionGraves Index"

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