Flora Hamilton Cassel, 1852-1911
Born: August 21, 1852, Otterville, Illinois.
Died: November 17, 1911, Denver, Colorado, in a buggy accident.
Buried: Parkview Cemetery, Hastings, Nebraska.
Cassel spent most of her childhood in Whitehall, Illinois, where her father was pastor of the Baptist church. She was quite musical from childhood, and could sing and accompany herself as a small girl.
At age 16, Cassel went to live with her mother’s sister, Mrs. Titcomb, in Brooklyn, New York. She eventually went to the Maplewood Institute in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to study piano, harmony, and composition under Dr. B.C. Blo… Go to person page >