Flora Z. Patterson

July 1880–26 July 1940 (Age 60)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Flora Z.

When Flora Z. Patterson was born in July 1880, in Iowa, United States, her father, Ansel Ozias Patterson, was 33 and her mother, Indiana A. Gilles, was 34. She married Alford Burtell Hatfield on 25 April 1900, in Eden Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Ansley, Custer, Nebraska, United States in 1930. She died on 26 July 1940, at the age of 60.

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Alford Burtell Hatfield
Flora Z. Patterson
Marriage: 25 April 1900
Opal Irene Hatfield
Arthur Bert Hatfield
Edna L. Hatfield

Spouse and Children

25 April 1900
Eden Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Ansel Ozias Patterson


    Indiana A. Gilles




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern English: patronymic from a pet form of Pate , a short form of Patrick .2 Irish: in Ulster of English or Scottish origin; in County Galway, a surname taken by bearers of Gaelic Ó Caisín ‘descendant of the little curly-headed one’ (from Gaelic casán), which is usually Anglicized as Cussane.

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

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  • Flora J Hatfield in household of Alford B Hatfield, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flora Hatfield in household of Bert A Hatfield, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Flora Z Hatfield in household of Alfred B Hatfield, "United States Census, 1920"

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