Frances Melson

September 1856–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Frances

When Frances Melson was born in September 1856, in Indiana, United States, her father, Joseph W. Melson, was 31 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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Francis Marion BOWELL
Frances Melson
Marriage: 1882

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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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:1. patronymic from the personal name Miles (of Norman origin but uncertain derivation; possibly related to Michael or Latin miles ‘soldier’, or even the Slavic name element mil ‘grace’, ‘favor’), or a metronymic from the female personal name Milla. 2. metronymic from the old female personal name Milde, Milda, from Old English milde ‘mild’, ‘gentle’.

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

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  • Frances N Bowell in household of Fransis M Bowell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Fanny Melson in household of Joseph W Melson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Frances Melson in household of J W Melson, "United States Census, 1860"

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