|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1840|
New Hampshire, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1910|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Founder of the National Society of United States Daughters of 1812.
The Evening Star, January 6, 1910
Mrs. Darling Dead D.A.R. Founder Expires Suddenly in New York. Resident of Washington -- About to Start for Home Here When Summons Came
Was Seventy Years Old -- Was One of the Organizers of the Original Society formed in This City, New York, January 6 –
Mrs. Flora Adams Darling, a founder of the society of the
Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Society of the Daughters of the War of 1812, died this morning, at 9 o'clock, from apoplexy, at the home of her brother, John Quincy Adams, at 153 West 117th street. She was seventy years old.
Mrs. Darling was just starting for Washington. A cab had been summoned and when it reached the door she rose to go out, but was seized with a stroke of apoplexy, when she reached the hall. Dr. Lombard of Graham Court, the family physician was sent for. When he reached the house Mrs. Darling had already died. Mr. Adams, her brother was going to accompany her to Washington.
Mrs. Darling will be buried at Lancaster, N.H., Saturday or Sunday.
She was the widow of Gen. Edward Irving Darling of the southern Confederacy, who was killed in the civil war. She is survived by two grandchildren, Charles Tiernon Darling and Nancy Darling of Washington.
Dictionary of American Biography
DARLING, FLORA ADAMS (Mrs.), authoress, was born at Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., July 25, 1840, daughter of Harvey and Nancy Dustin (Rowell) Adams. She is of most distinguished ancestry; Henry Sampson, who came over in the Mayflower, and Henry Adams were her first ancestors to come to America.
In England and Scotland her ancestors included many famous personages. In 1895 Westminster College, of Maryland conferred upon her the degree of A.M. She was the founder and first vice-president and general director of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and for her services in organizing the society, was made an honorary life member. She resigned, however, in 1891. She is also founder of the United States Daughters of 1812, and president of the Edward Irving Darling Musical Society, founded in memory of her son, an American composer. She is also vice-president of the Lamperti School of Music. She is author of Mrs. Darling's Letters, or Memories of the Civil War; A
Social Diplomat; Founding of the D.A.R and D.R. Societies; Senator Athens, C.S.A.; A Wayward Winning Woman; Was It A Just Verdict? Memories of Virginia (1907), etc. She is a benefactoress of William and Mary College; presented to
the State of Mississippi a portrait of Jefferson Davis; in memory of her son, gave a magnificent painting of the Crucifixion to the Church of St. Peter, Mt. Clemens, Mich. Mrs. Darling is a member of the American Society of Authors, and, in religion, a Roman Catholic. On March 15, 1859, she married Edward L. Darling, later General in the Confederate Army. Residence: 1907 N Street, N.W. [American Biographical Directory 1908-1909]
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Created by: David M. Habben
Record added: Jun 11, 2010
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