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Flora Eva Hamilton Cassel
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Birth: Aug. 21, 1852
Otterville
Jersey County
Illinois, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 1911
Denver County
Colorado, USA

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). 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Brown Hamilton (1822 - 1894)
  Mary Ann Chandler Hamilton (1825 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Elijah Taylor Cassel (1849 - 1930)*
 
 Children:
  James Cassel (____ - 1876)*
  Florus H Cassel (1877 - 1951)*
  Irving L. Cassel (1883 - 1886)*
  Lola Cassel Bynes (1890 - 1948)*
 
 Sibling:
  John Brown Hamilton (1847 - 1898)*
  Flora Eva Hamilton Cassel (1852 - 1911)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Parkview Cemetery
Hastings
Adams County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section: CEM, Block: A, Lot: 2, Space: 14
 
Created by: Katherine Ludwig
Record added: Sep 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75832426
Flora Eva <i>Hamilton</i> Cassel
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Flora Eva <i>Hamilton</i> Cassel
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Flora Eva <i>Hamilton</i> Cassel
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- bob tarte
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In memory, may you rest in peace~
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 Added: Jul. 7, 2016
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