|Birth: ||Aug. 21, 1852|
|Death: ||Nov. 17, 1911|
Flora Hamilton spent most of her childhood in Whitehall, Illinois, where her father was pastor of the Baptist church. Very musical from childhood, she attended Maplewood Institute in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where she studied piano and composition.
Flora became the head of the music department at Shurtleff College in Alton, Illinois. During her time at Shurtleff, she met and married Elijah Taylor Cassel. The couple later moved to Hastings, Nebraska.
While in Nebraska, Flora became the president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) chapter in Edgar. In 1890 she compiled a popular temperance songbook, entitled "White Ribbon Vibrations."
Longmont Ledger (Longmont, Boulder County, Colorado)
Nov 24, 1911 Page 2
Mrs. Cassell Meets Horrible Death
Denver--Mrs. Flora Hamilton Cassell, fifty-nine years old, hymn writer of great prominence, former president of the Nebraska W. C. T. U., and distant relative of Howard Chandler Christy, the famous artist, and wife of the Rev. Dr. E. T. Cassell, pastor of the Bethel Baptist church of Denver, a singing evangelist of national reputation, was dragged five miles over a rough country road to her death by a team of crazed bronchos that she herself had broken to harness.
Obituary provided by Eric Cassel (#47328433).
Benjamin Brown Hamilton (1822 - 1894)
Mary Ann Chandler Hamilton (1825 - 1914)
Elijah Taylor Cassel (1849 - 1930)*
James Cassel (____ - 1876)*
Florus H Cassel (1877 - 1951)*
Irving L. Cassel (1883 - 1886)*
Lola Cassel Bynes (1890 - 1948)*
John Brown Hamilton (1847 - 1898)*
Flora Eva Hamilton Cassel (1852 - 1911)
Plot: Section: CEM, Block: A, Lot: 2, Space: 14
Created by: Katherine Ludwig
Record added: Sep 01, 2011
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