Frances Melson

September 1856–
Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Frances

When Frances Melson was born in September 1856, in Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph W. Melson, was 32 and her mother, Margaret McCabe, was 24. She married Francis Marion BOWELL in 1882. She lived in La Porte, Center Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Kankakee, Johnson Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States in 1920.

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Family Time Line

Francis Marion BOWELL
1853–
Frances Melson
1856–
Marriage: 1882

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1882
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1863
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866
    Age 10
    Historical Boundaries 1866: La Porte, Indiana, United States
    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 34
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Lincolnshire):patronymic from the Middle English male personal name Mile, Miles (see Miles ) or metronymic from the Middle English female personal name Mill (see Mill 2) + -son.perhaps occasionally a metronymic from a Middle English survival of the Old English female personal name Milde (‘mild, meek, gentle’) + -son.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Miles
    Millson
    Milleson
    Milson

    Sources (8)

    • Frances N Bowell in household of Fransis M Bowell, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Fannie Melson, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
    • Fanny Melson in household of Joseph W Melson, "United States Census, 1870"

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