Melvin Tucker

1848–1926 (Age 77)
Evans, Erie, New York, United States

The Life of Melvin

When Melvin Tucker was born in September 1848, in Evans, Erie, New York, United States, his father, James Jefferson Tucker, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Ratchford, was 19. He married Margaret McAdoo on 29 September 1867, in Laclede, Missouri, United States. He lived in Martinsburg, Dixon, Nebraska, United States in 1910 and Galena Township, Dixon, Nebraska, United States in 1920. He died in 1926, in Dixon, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Martinsburg, Dixon, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvin Tucker
Julia Ann Woodard
Marriage: about 1871
Carrie Bell Tucker
Arthur Melvin Tucker
Lucy A Tucker
Emma E. Tucker
Mary Edna Tucker
Arthur Tucker
Alice Pearl Tucker
William Tucker
Lettie Tucker

Spouse and Children

about 1871
Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Julia Tucker



    Thomas E. Tucker


    Sarah E Tucker


    Mary Jane Tucker


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 15

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

Age 19

Nebraska is the 37th state.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 22

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales): occupational name for a fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle English tuck(en) ‘to full cloth’ (Old English tūcian ‘to torment’). This was the term used for the process in the Middle Ages in southwestern England, and the surname is more common there than elsewhere. Compare Fuller and Walker .2 Americanized form of Jewish To(c)ker ( see Tokarz ).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin Tucker in household of Joshua Tucker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Melvin Tucker in household of Joshua Tucker, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Melvin Tucker in household of Joshua Tucker, "New York State Census, 1865"

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