St. Charles (Illinois) Chronicle, 24 April 1903:
Aged Residents Pass Away
Albert P. Flower, at his hoem inCampton Township
Died, at his hoem in Campton Townshipp, Sunday, April 5, 1903, A.P. Flower, aged 74 yeras and 7 months.
Albert P. Flower was born at Gainesville, Wyoming county, New York, September 5, 1828, being one of the children born to Zephon and Margaret Flower. In 1849 he went to Lockport, Penn., where on March 6, 1851, he was united in marriage to Helen L. Loucks. Thirteen children were given to this union, nine of whom, with the widow, are now living, two daughters and two sons haveing gone before.
Mr. Flower was a resident of Campton nearly forty years, during which time he gained many friends. He was a member of the Elburn M.E. church having been a member of that denomination for over 30 years.
When a young man he learned the trade of engineering, and although he spent much of his life on a farm, his favorite work was with an engine. Although of English descent, love for his own country was instilled into his mind by his parents, his paternal grandfather having served for the United States during her first war against England and his father in the second rebellion against that country. He was known to many childen in his immediate neighborhood as "Grandpa Flower," always having a cheerful word for each.
Though his health had not been of the best for several years, no immediate danger seemed near until in October, 1902, what seemed to be ulcerated teeth began to annoy him, but which proved to be that dreaded of all diseases, cancer. He suffered much, but was patient and bore all pain willingly until on Sunday morning, April 5th, the Master called him to that great home where suffering is unknown. The funeral occurred from his late home the following Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Way of Elburn officiating. The remains were interred in the Garfield cemetery, being followed by a host of friends. The oldest son and wife arrived from Enon Valley, Penn., he and a son from Iowa having vised their father during his illness. One son and daughter of Washington were unable to be present. Besides his immediate family he leaves one brother, three sisters and a number of friends to mourn for him.
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