Moses Mecham

14 July 1824–6 September 1920 (Age 96)
Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Moses

When Moses Mecham was born on 14 July 1824, in Mercer, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Chapman Mecham, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Ball, was 20. He married Sarah Ann Finley about 1851, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lynden Election Precinct, Furnas, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Furnas, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 6 September 1920, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Moses Mecham
Sarah Ann Finley
Marriage: about 1851
Asbury B Mecham
Clinton D. Mecham
Frances Meacham
James Gary Mecham
Charles Fremont Mecham
Lewis G. Mecham
Edward Warren Mecham
Ella May Mecham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1851Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 1
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 24
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
    Age 26
    California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Meacham .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (23)

    • Moses Meacham in entry for Francis E Canfield, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Moses Meecham in household of Wallace Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Moses Mecham in entry for James Gary Mecham, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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