Edward K. Flora1,2,3

ID# 20447, (1868 - 1932)
FatherGeorge Washington Flora4,5,3 (29 Dec 1831 - 8 Jun 1904)
MotherMary Jane Eiker4,6,3 (23 Jan 1836 - 25 Mar 1883)

Key Events:

Birth: Jan 1868, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania7,8,9
Marriage: about 1897, Mary Arizona Wellen (Mar 1873 - Sep 1912)10,11
Marriage: 16 Aug 1921, Somerset, Pennsylvania, Martha A. Foreman (about 1873 - 24 Oct 1938)12,13
Death: 16 May 1932, Allegany Co., Maryland14,15
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Edward K. Flora was born in Jan 1868 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.7,8,9 He moved to Maryland with his parents, George Washington Flora, and Mary Jane Eiker, about 1869. He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland, in the household of his parents.16 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland, in the household of his parents.5
     Edward married first Mary Arizona Wellen about 1897.10,11
     Edward and Mary appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Brunswick, Frederick Co., Maryland, enumerated 2 Jun 1900, reporting that they were renting their home. Their children Joseph, Ruth and Mary were listed as living with them.17
     Edward and Mary moved their family to West Virginia about 1903.18 They appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Berkeley Springs Twp., Morgan Co., West Virginia, on Laurell Ave., enumerated 19 Apr 1910, reporting that they were renting their home. Their children Joseph, Ruth, Mary, Mildred, Odessa and Julia were listed as living with them.19
     His wife died in Sep 1912.3,20
     Edward returned to Maryland by 1920.
     Edward appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland, enumerated 24 Jan 1920, as a boarder in the household of Charles Bossley and his family. Charles also worked on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.21
     Edward married second Martha A. Foreman, daughter of Nemiah Foreman and Delotta Huff, on 16 Aug 1921 in Somerset, Pennsylvania, with Rev. Edgar F. Haffmeir officiating.12,13
     Edward and Martha A. Foreman appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Cumberland, Allegany Co., Maryland, at 309 Arch St., enumerated 5 Apr 1930, reporting that they were renting their home, for $25 per month, and owned a radio. Mary, her daughter by her prior marriage, and her husband Ercel J. McDonald were listed as living with them, as was Betty L. Thorpe, age 5, who was listed as a boarder.22
     He was a brakeman on a railroad in 1900, and a laborer on a railroad by 1910. By 1920 he was a blacksmith for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. In 1930 he was listed as a blacksmith's helper.23,24,25,26,27
     Edward died on 16 May 1932 in Allegany Co., Maryland, at age 64.14,15

Children:
     Children with Mary Arizona Wellen:

Children:
     There were no children with Martha A. Foreman

Citations

  1. [S6813] George W. Flora household, 1870 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Maryland, shows name as Edward K. Flora.
  2. [S6814] Geo. W. Flora household, 1880 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Maryland, shows name as Edward Flora.
  3. [S6830] Edward K. Flora and Martha A. Foreman, Application for Marriage License and Return.
  4. [S6813] George W. Flora household, 1870 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Maryland, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S6814] Geo. W. Flora household, 1880 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Maryland.
  6. [S6814] Geo. W. Flora household, 1880 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Maryland, shows him as the son of her husband.
  7. [S6813] George W. Flora household, 1870 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Maryland, shows age 1 and state.
  8. [S6824] E. K. Flora household, 1900 U.S. Census, Frederick Co., Maryland, shows month, year, age 32, and state.
  9. [S6830] Edward K. Flora and Martha A. Foreman, Application for Marriage License and Return, shows age 52 at marriage 16 Aug 1921, town, and state.
  10. [S6824] E. K. Flora household, 1900 U.S. Census, Frederick Co., Maryland, shows married 3 years.
  11. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia, shows married 13 years.
  12. [S6830] Edward K. Flora and Martha A. Foreman, Application for Marriage License and Return, shows date, town, state, and officiant.
  13. [S6879] Edward K. Flora household, 1930 U.S. Census, Allegany Co., Maryland, shows married, with his first marriage at age 24 and hers at 17.
  14. [S6928] Edward K. Flora, death index card, shows date and county.
  15. [S6880] Polk's Cumberland City Directory, 1933, pg 195, shows Martha as his widow.
  16. [S6813] George W. Flora household, 1870 U.S. Census, Washington Co., Maryland.
  17. [S6824] E. K. Flora household, 1900 U.S. Census, Frederick Co., Maryland.
  18. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia, shows daughter Mildred, age 8, as born in Maryland and daughter Odessa, age 6, as born in West Virginia.
  19. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia.
  20. [S6834] Charles Bossley household, 1920 U.S. Census, Allegany Co., Maryland, shows her husband as widowed.
  21. [S6834] Charles Bossley household, 1920 U.S. Census, Allegany Co., Maryland.
  22. [S6879] Edward K. Flora household, 1930 U.S. Census, Allegany Co., Maryland.
  23. [S6824] E. K. Flora household, 1900 U.S. Census, Frederick Co., Maryland, shows occupation as RR brakeman.
  24. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia, shows occupation as laborer, industry as railroad.
  25. [S6834] Charles Bossley household, 1920 U.S. Census, Allegany Co., Maryland, shows occupation as blacksmith B&O RR.
  26. [S6830] Edward K. Flora and Martha A. Foreman, Application for Marriage License and Return, shows occupation as blacksmith B & O.
  27. [S6879] Edward K. Flora household, 1930 U.S. Census, Allegany Co., Maryland, shows occupation as blacksmith helper, industry as steam railroad shops.
  28. [S6826] Birth Register, Morgan Co., West Virginia, Delayed Briths 1:59 & 60A, J. Elmer Flora, notation "By order of Co. Ct., Apr 11, 1944" and "Bible Record."
  29. [S6826] Birth Register, Morgan Co., West Virginia, Delayed Briths 1:59 & 60A, Ruth P. Flora, notation "By order of Co. Ct., Apr 11, 1944" and "Bible Record."
  30. [S7067] Index to Births, vol 3, F-Hoil, Maryland, 1938, pg 39, record for Flora,. [unnamed]
  31. [S6826] Birth Register, Morgan Co., West Virginia, Delayed Briths 1:59 & 60A, Mary G. R. Flora, notation "By order of Co. Ct., Apr 11, 1944" and "Bible Record."
  32. [S6826] Birth Register, Morgan Co., West Virginia, Delayed Briths 1:59 & 60A, Mildred V. Flora, notation "By order of Co. Ct., Apr 11, 1944" and "Bible Record."
  33. [S6826] Birth Register, Morgan Co., West Virginia, Delayed Briths 1:59 & 60A, Odessa L. Flora, notation "By order of Co. Ct., Apr 11, 1944" and "Bible Record."
  34. [S6833] John William Weidman and Odessa Flora, marriage license and return.
  35. [S6826] Birth Register, Morgan Co., West Virginia, 1895-1909, pg 114, line 13, Julia A. Flora; and Delayed Briths 1:59 & 60A, Julia A. Flora, notation "By order of Co. Ct., Apr 11, 1944" and "Bible Record."
  36. [S6831] Robert M. Palmer and Julia A. Flora, Application for Marriage License and Return.
  37. [S6826] Birth Register, Morgan Co., West Virginia, 1:67, line 20, un-named Flora, male.