Moses Mecham

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

The Life 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
1824–1920
Sarah Ann Finley
1829–1901
Marriage: about 1851
Asbury B Mecham
1852–1928
Clinton D. Mecham
1853–1862
Frances Meacham
1856–1920
James Gary Mecham
1861–1940
Charles Fremont Mecham
1862–1940
Lewis G. Mecham
1864–1917
Edward Warren Mecham
1867–1951
Ella May Mecham
1871–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1851
Illinois, United States
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

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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

Variant of English Meacham .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Moses Meecham in household of Wallace Smith, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Moses Meacham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Moses Mechem, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"

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