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Adelbert Eugene Flowers
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1847
Rock County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1915
Union County
Oregon, USA

Adelbert Eugene Flower was born at home on the Sugar River,40 miles from Beloit, Rock, Wisconsin. His father was Carle Wheat Flower of New York and his mother was Elvira Warren of New York. His mother gave birth to a daughter Latesia in 1854 and died same year in Louisiana when he was seven. Grandparents, Carle Wixs and Mary Flower came and took the baby girl to Pennsylvania to raise and Elvira's younger sister, Mary Warren Woolsey took Adelbert to Illinois to raise. He joined the Union Army in Sycamore Illinois in 1864 and was discharged in 1865 when the Civil War ended. He returned home and was nursed back to better health and in 1875 joined the Indian Wars and came to the Wallowa Valley in Oregon Territory, where the white men were in the process of taking the land from Chief Joseph and the Nez Pierce Indians. He was discharged in 1884 and as a veteran applied for and received a land grant for 160 acres of Homestead land in Lostine, Oregon. In 1887 he married Margaret Elizabeth Lewellen, born near Topeka, Shawnee,Kansas and orphaned as a child when her parents were killed in an Indian raid. She was raised by a traveling minister, John Calhoun Newton and his wife. He actually officiated at her and Adelbert's wedding. They parented fourteen children, loosing the first seven as young children. They spent their life together in Washington, Idaho and mainly in Oregon, in Lostine, Enterprise, Yakima, LaGrande and Union. Being an early settler, his name is etched in the archway of the Wallowa County Court House in Enterprise, Oregon and I have found him mentioned in "The Wallowa County History" a book at the library. Adelbert was a carpenter and a general merchant running a country store on at least one occassion. I was told he had run 1000 head of horses in the hills of his Lostine property by one of his grandchildren and know in one of the documents I have found that he was listed as a stock farmer. 
Family links: 
  Carle Wheat Flower (1823 - 1898)
  Margaret Elizabeth Lewellen-Flowers Dobson (1872 - 1944)
  Baby Flowers (1888 - 1888)*
  Alta Elsie Flower (1893 - 1902)*
  Blanche Mina Flowers Hogg (1899 - 1961)*
  Chloe Verbenia Flowers-Bellmer-Crane Kinross (1901 - 1975)*
  Eugene Adelbert Flower (1903 - 1991)*
  George Dewey Flowers (1909 - 1957)*
  Myrtle Verona Flower Adams (1912 - 1932)*
  Adelbert Eugene Flowers (1847 - 1915)
  Arabell L. Harvey (1855 - 1937)*
*Calculated relationship
Adelbert Eugene Flowers, husband of Margaret Elizabeth Luellen Flowers. Marker reads Adelbert E. Flowers-Company G-2nd Illinois, Light Artillary.

Union Cemetery
Union County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Lolita Cunningham
Record added: Oct 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12165619
Adelbert Eugene Flowers
Added by: Lolita Cunningham
Adelbert Eugene Flowers
Added by: Lolita Cunningham
Adelbert Eugene Flowers
Added by: Lolita Cunningham
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For PVT Adelbert E. Flowers of Battery G 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (1864)
 Added: Jul. 4, 2012
What an interesting story, one shared with love. Rest in peace dear sir.
- Carolyn
 Added: Apr. 5, 2011

- ghost girl
 Added: Dec. 22, 2009
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