Mildred Virginia Flora1,2,3

ID# 20748, (1901 - 1984)
FatherEdward K. Flora4,5,6 (Jan 1868 - 16 May 1932)
MotherMary Arizona Wellen7,5,8 (Mar 1873 - Sep 1912)

Key Events:

Birth: 12 Oct 1901, Brunswick, Frederick Co., Maryland9,10,11,12
Marriage: 8 Oct 1921, Martinsburg, West Virginia, Willard Francis Collier (19 May 1901 - 15 Jul 1955)1,13
Divorce: before 1947, Willard Francis Collier (19 May 1901 - 15 Jul 1955)14
Marriage: 10 Apr 1948, Wardensville, West Virginia, Merle Calvin Eaton (21 Sep 1899 - 22 Mar 1968)15
Divorce: before 1952, Merle Calvin Eaton (21 Sep 1899 - 22 Mar 1968)16
Marriage: before 1976, Mr. Getz17,18,19
Death: 24 Oct 1984, Martinsburg, West Virginia20,21,22
Burial: Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia23
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Mildred Virginia Flora was born on 12 Oct 1901 in Brunswick, Frederick Co., Maryland.9,10,11,12 She appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Berkeley Springs Twp., Morgan Co., West Virginia, in the household of her parents, Edward K. Flora and Mary Arizona Wellen.6
     She later told the story of quitting school at the age of eight to work in a sock mill and how they had given her a milk crate to stand on so she could do her job. In the 1910 census, taken when she was eight years old, she is reported to have attended school some time since the prior September. She must have left school soon after, if not actually before the census was taken. In the 1920 census she was reported to be a knitter at a hosiery mill.24,25,26
     Her mother died in Sep 1912, when Mildred was 10 years old.27,28
     Mildred appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, in the household of Charity Ann Merchant, her father's step-mother.29
     Mildred married first Willard Francis Collier, son of Charles Wesley Collier and Annie Elizabeth Zimmerman, on 8 Oct 1921 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, with Rev. Roy Schmuchker officiating.1,13
     Mildred and Willard lived with her sister Ruth at 201 E. Union Ave., Martinsburg, West Virginia for a time about 1929.30
     Mildred appeared with Willard and their daughter Betty, on the 1930 Federal Census of Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, in the household of Annie Elizabeth Zimmerman, his mother.31
     Mildred and Willard appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, at 511 W. Race, enumerated 4 Apr 1940, reporting they were renting their home, for $20 per month. Their daughter Betty was listed as living with them, as were her husband, Delbert I. Hollis, and Willard's brothers Albert and Charles.32
     Mildred and Willard were divorced before 1947.14
     Mildred married second Merle Calvin Eaton, son of William G. Eaton and Margaret Etta Jackson, on 10 Apr 1948 in Wardensville, West Virginia, with Rev. Walter A. Bauman officiating, having obtained their license the prior September.15
     Mildred and Merle were divorced before 1952.16
     Mildred married third Mr. Getz, before 1976.17,18,19
     Mildred died on 24 Oct 1984 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, at age 83.20,21,22 She was buried in Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.23

Children:
     Child with Willard Francis Collier:

  • Betty Ruth Collier33,34,35 (20 Mar 1922 - 16 Jul 2016)

Children:
     There were no children with Merle Calvin Eaton

Children:
     There were no children with Mr. Getz

Citations

  1. [S6832] Willard Francis Collier and Mildred Virginia Flora, marriage license and return.
  2. [S6827] Flora, Ruth, Mary, Mildred, Odessa, Elmer and Julia, Index and Register of Delayed Reports of Births - Morgan Co. West Virginia, shows name as Mildred V. Flora.
  3. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia, shows name as Mildred Flora.
  4. [S7067] Index to Births, vol 3, F-Hoil, Maryland, 1938, pg 39, record for Flora,. [unnamed]
  5. [S6827] Flora, Ruth, Mary, Mildred, Odessa, Elmer and Julia, Index and Register of Delayed Reports of Births - Morgan Co. West Virginia.
  6. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia.
  7. [S7067] Index to Births, vol 3, F-Hoil, Maryland, 1938, pg 39, record for Flora, [unnamed], shows mother's name as Mary R Z.
  8. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia, shows the girl as daughter of Mary's husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  9. [S7067] Index to Births, vol 3, F-Hoil, Maryland, 1938, pg 39, record for Flora, [unnamed], shows date, with year as 1901, and county.
  10. [S6827] Flora, Ruth, Mary, Mildred, Odessa, Elmer and Julia, Index and Register of Delayed Reports of Births - Morgan Co. West Virginia, shows date, with year as 1902.
  11. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia, shows age 8 and state.
  12. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Mildred Getz, Soc. Sec. No. 234-01-8077, shows date.
  13. [S6886] Annie Collier household, 1930 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows married, with the first marriage of each at age 20.
  14. [S6882] Merle Eaton and Mildred Collier, marriage license and return, shows her as divorced.
  15. [S6882] Merle Eaton and Mildred Collier, marriage license and return.
  16. [S6885] Merle Calvin Eaton, Certificate of Death, shows him as divorced.
  17. [S6911] Odessa L. Weidman obituary, The Daily Mail, shows her name as Mrs. Mildred Getz.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 138976863, Mildred Collier Getz, includes tombstone photo showing same.
  19. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Mildred Getz, Soc. Sec. No. 234-01-8077.
  20. [S7947] Ann Collier Shaffer, "ancestry," e-mail to author, 25 Mar 2018, shows died in 1980s, city, and state.
  21. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 138976863, Mildred Collier Getz, shows date and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  22. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Mildred Getz, Soc. Sec. No. 234-01-8077, shows month, year, and last residence of 25401 Martinsburg, Berkeley, West Virginia,.
  23. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 138976863, Mildred Collier Getz, includes tombstone photo.
  24. [S7949] Ann Collier Shaffer, "Re: ancestry," e-mail to author, 27 Mar 2018, tells her grandmother's story.
  25. [S6825] Edward Flora household, 1910 U.S. Census, Morgan Co., West Virginia, shows no occupation and had attended school since Septermber.
  26. [S6823] Anna Flora household, 1920 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows occupation as knitter, industry as hosiery mill.
  27. [S6830] Edward K. Flora and Martha A. Foreman, Application for Marriage License and Return.
  28. [S6834] Charles Bossley household, 1920 U.S. Census, Allegany Co., Maryland, shows her husband as widowed.
  29. [S6823] Anna Flora household, 1920 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.
  30. [S6822] Polk's Tacoma City Directory, 1929, pg 75.
  31. [S6886] Annie Collier household, 1930 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.
  32. [S6888] W. F. Collier household, 1940 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia.
  33. [S6886] Annie Collier household, 1930 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows Mildred as daughter-in-law and the child as granddaughter of head of household.
  34. [S6888] W. F. Collier household, 1940 U.S. Census, Berkeley Co., West Virginia, shows the girl as daughter of Mildred's husband.
  35. [S7950] Betty Ruth Hollis obituary, ObitTree.