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Florella Adelia Kelso

Female 1854 - 1940  (86 years)


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  • Name Florella Adelia Kelso 
    Born 27 Apr 1854  Saint Joseph, Buchanan, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Hobbies Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Flowers 
    • Florella always had an flower garden of annuals, until she was not longer able to care for them toward the end of her life. She was well know for her beautiful flowers.
    Chronicle 23 Sep 1858  Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Tough times 
    • Her dad remarried and Florella and Florellis were cared for by the step-mother, who made things very miserable for them.
    Residence 1 Jun 1860  Buffalo, Dallas, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    House 
    • J. R. Kelso was 27 and Matta S. was 18. They had $8000 in real estate (in 2012 values $2,900,000) and $500 in personal assets (in 2012 values $181,000).
      Laurilla, 6, student
      Florilas, 4
      Arathusa, 10 months
    School 1 Jun 1870  Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Student 
    Census page, Campbell township, Missouri, page 158
    Census page, Campbell township, Missouri, page 158
    Residence 1 Jun 1870  Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    House 
    • John Kelso was 29 years old and Martha was 28. They lived among farmers. Their children were:
      Florella, age 15;
      Florellis, son, age 14;
      Iantha, age 10;
      Augustus, age 5;
      John, age 3.
      There was a farm hand there as well, Tillman Barnes.
    Census page, Campbell township, Missouri, page 158
    Census page, Campbell township, Missouri, page 158
    Residence 1 Jun 1880  Empire, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farm house 
    • "L.A." Finney was 34 years old and Flora E. was 27.
      Their son, "A.L." was 8.
      With them was Flora's father, John R. Kelso, who was 49.
    Census page, Empire, California, page 10
    Census page, Empire, California, page 10
    Residence 15 Apr 1910  Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Farm House 
    • Lynn A. Finney was 65 years old and "Florrila" was 55. They had been married for 36 years and had given birth to 6 children. They also had a dairy farm. At home were:
      Lynn who was 24 years old
      Mabel who was 22 and going to school
      Wallace who was 20 and going to school
      "Florilla" who was 18 and also going to school.

      They had two hired men that were milkers:
      Jans Mathiesen, who was 22, single, and from Denmark
      Ernest Beider, who was 36, single and from "Swiz. German."
    Census page, Modesto, California, 1B
    Census page, Modesto, California, 1B
    Residence 1 Jan 1920  Finney Road, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Farmhouse 
    • Lynn A. Finney was 74 and Florella was 65. They had a mortgage on their farm on Finney Ave. Kelso, their son had the adjoining farm.

      Their daughter, Florella, was 28 and working as a public school teacher.
      They had a hired man, Mathias Peterson, who was 31, a farm laborer, and from Denmark.
    Census page, Modesto, California, page 9B
    Census page, Modesto, California, page 9B
    Residence 1 Apr 1930  Finney Road, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Farm House 
    • Lynn A. was 84 years old and Florella A. was 75. They lived on the farm that they owned on Finney Road, Modesto, and had a radio set. At the house was:
      Florella, who was 38, single and employed as a farmer;
      Lynn K. who was 45, divorced and employed as a farmer; and
      Benjamin C. who was a grandson, 10 years old and going to school.
      They had a boarder named Jim Smith who was 43, and was born in England and working as a laborer.
    Census page, Modesto, California, page 15B
    Census page, Modesto, California, page 15B
    Name Florella Adelia Finney 
    FamilySearch ID# M713-11P 
    Physical Description Note taker  [2
    • She hated her middle name, so would not use it, or tell others what it was.

      She kept a notebook that contained recipes gathered from newspapers, relatives and friends. It also was a scrapbook of instructions on how to cure olives, make soap, remove stains, or do mending. It also was her medical guide and almanac as well as herbal guide.

      She loved to read and would carefully select good books for her grandchildren to have as gifts.

      She was the family historian, and kept the family mementos in trunks. Each item had a penned note identifying it. She also insisted her daughters be familiar with the contents with her.

      She had never been trained to run a household, so she kept careful notes in her notebook on how to do and handle things.
    Chronicle Cow Creek, Tuolumne, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Annual Hunt 
    • Each year the family would join other families and go on a hunting trip in the Sierras. The women took care of the domestic needs and the men spent their time hunting. Florella would tell her grandchildren on the way there about where wagons had broken down, where springs had provided water, and places they had camped.

      One time, the hunting party camped at a rattlesnake nest!
    Employment Eggs  [2
    • She kept her own "egg money" that was separate from the ranch, or other accounts. She sold chickens and eggs for years and used the money for gifts for the children and grandchildren. She had a large chicken yard with a bamboo shade and hen house.
    Died 11 Dec 1940  Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Died at age of 86 years, 7 months, 14 days.
    Buried Modesto Citizens Cemetery, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    1001 Scenic Drive 
    • Location B1 66 Lot 2 Gr 5
    Person ID I392  MacomberKin | Kelso family
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 

    Father John Russell Kelso,   b. 23 Mar 1831, Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1891, Longmont, Boulder, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Mary Adelia Moore,   b. 30 Aug 1834, Knox, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1921, Daviess, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lynn Atchison Finney,   b. 3 Apr 1845, Cassville, Barry, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1932, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1873 
    • Lynn was 28 years old and Florella was 25 years old when they were married. Lynn and Florella came to Califonia from Missouri in a covered wagon.
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lynn was 55 years old and Florilla was 45. They had been married for 27 years and had given birth to six children, all of whom were living. "Irvine K." was 19 years old; Clara was 16; Lynn was 15; Mabel was 12; Wallace was 10; and Florilla was 9 years old. All the children were attending school and the family was living in Murphys, California. Lynn was working as a farmer.
    Residence 1 Jan 1920  Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmhouse 
    • Lynn A. Finney was 74 and Florella was 65. They had a mortgage on their farm on Finney Ave. Kelso, their son had the adjoining farm.

      Their daughter, Florella, was 28 and working as a public school teacher.
      They had a hired man, Mathias Peterson, who was 31, a farm laborer, and from Denmark.
    Census page, Modesto, California, page 9B
    Census page, Modesto, California, page 9B
    Children 
    +1. Erwin Kelso Finney,   b. 11 Mar 1881, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1957, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Doctor Clara E. Finney, M.D.,   b. Dec 1883, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1930, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
    +3. Lynn Kelso Finney,   b. 10 May 1885, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1961, Fresno, Fresno, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Mabel Consuelo Finney,   b. 19 Feb 1888, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1952, Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +5. Wallace Rolland Finney,   b. 15 Jun 1889, Salida, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1980, Hillsborough, San Mateo, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     6. Florella Kelso Finney,   b. 30 May 1891, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1974, Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart