Christine Alexandrine Meldrum

18 July 1873–21 April 1906 (Age 32)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Christine Alexandrine

Christine Alexandrine Meldrum was born on 18 July 1873, in Illinois, United States as the daughter of Sarah Mccurdy. She married Claude Alfred Gibson on 7 March 1897, in Neosho, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Bunker Hill, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 21 April 1906, in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States.

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Claude Alfred Gibson
Christine Alexandrine Meldrum
Marriage: 7 March 1897
Margaret Elizabeth Gibson

Spouse and Children

7 March 1897
Neosho, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 4

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 12

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, first recorded in 1291 as Melgedrom, from an obscure first element + Gaelic druim ‘ridge’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Christenia Meldrum in household of John Meldrum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cristine Meldrum, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"
  • Christina Mealdrum, "Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935"

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