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Re: O. H.(Bob) Flora
Posted by: HERK SLUTTER Date: February 18, 2002 at 07:31:02
In Reply to: Re: O. H.(Bob) Flora by HERK SLUTTER of 652

This is an email from Bonnie dated 2/17/2002 regarding Bob and Caroline Hewett Flora: Here is the rest of what I have on Caroline. The Flora's lived in Newton Co., Mo. until 1897 and then moved to Galena. I don't know where Caroline's family had moved from or if they were already in the area. Bob and Caroline had six children listed in her obit. (We found it on file at the gen. library in Galena. I will see if my sister has a copy of it) The children were listed as:
Roy Flora Muskogee, Ok
Guy Flora Galena, Ks.
Joe Flora Idaho Falls, Id
Elva Petty
Mary McGuire LaJon, Ca.
Lois James Alameda, Ca.

It also listed 10 grandchildren and 19 greatgrandchildren.
We are hoping that at least one of them will be researching the family someday. If I ever do hear, or if I find anything else, I will let you know.
We know that Bob Flora and Caroline are buried in Oakhill Cem. in Galena. I also found an obit for Guy Flora born Jan 7, 1893 died Mar 28,1966 He was a Kansas Wagoneer for the USA in WWI. He married Opal Moore on April 10, 1947. He might also be buried there.
In Aug., I went back to Joplin to visit my sisters and we spent a week combing all the area cemetaries looking for family. (My mother's sister gave us directions.) We found Bob's sister Olive and her husband William Russell (my greatgrandparents)in Oakwood cemetary.
Bob is the son of Sally Harmon Flora and Abraham Flora. He was born in Worth Co., Mo. His father disappeared during the Civil War. No trace of him has been found to date. (Bob had to have been born between 1863 and 1864. We know that his name was O. H. (Bob) Flora but have no idea what the initials stand for).
Sally remarried later and the family moved to rural Newton, Co.She married David Coy.
I know that Caroline died at home and I think the obit said that she and Bob ran a grocery store in Galena. Bob was still alive in the 50's because he celebrated his 90th birthday. (my Aunt Bonnie has a copy of the article). I will try to get my sister to borrow the article and scan it for me. And see if she can make a trip back to the library for the other articles. I usually only get back there about once a year. Hope this helps you. We will keep you in mind if we find anything else. Thanks again Bonnie"
Caroline Hewett Flora was the daughter of Josephus and Unity O. Wooddy Hewett. Josephus Hewett was born July 25, 1835 in Maryland, died July 20, 1913 in Webb City, MO, and is buried in Hornet Cemetery, Hornet, Newton Co., MO; Josephus was the son of Abraham and Caroline Sellers Hewett. Abraham and his second wife, Isabella Wooddy (sister of Unity O.), all of the children from his first marriage, and all of the children from his second marriage, along with Amanda Wooddy, sister of Isabella and Unity O., came from Loudoun Co., VA to Newton Co., MO in 1858 and brought 170 acres of property in the Spring City-Hornet area of Newton Co. Abraham was killed by a bushwhacker during the Civil War .. we do not know where he is buried, but it likely that he was buried on the property he owned. Unity O. Wooddy was born August 11, 1836 in Virginia, and died May 10, 1895, and is buried in Hornet Cemetery, Hornet, Newton Co., MO; she, Isabella and Amanda, were the daughters of John and Judith Wooddy of Loudon County, VA.

We would be happy to share information on our Hewett family.

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