Florence Lord was the daughter of Queensland grazier William Lord and his wife Marianne (nee McLean). She was born at Cockatoo Creek station, in the Upper Dawson Valley, and probably spent much of her early life at Eurombah station, near present day Taroom. In 1901-1902 she was briefly engaged, however this appears to have fallen through. Following her father's death in 1903, she and her mother then moved to Brisbane. Lord subsequently became prominent within Brisbane social circles, and she was at various points a member of the Lyceum Club, the Town and Country Club, and the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. During the 1920s and early 1930s Lord's historical articles, sketches, travel articles and short prose items appeared regularly in the Brisbane Courier and Queenslander, with her long running 1930s Queenslander series, 'Brisbane's Historic Homes', being particularly notable. Later in life Lord moved to Melbourne, where one of her sisters lived. She died in hospital at Camberwell in 1942.