Melvin Tucker

Brief Life History 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
1848–1926
Julia Ann Woodard
1850–
Marriage: about 1871
Carrie Bell Tucker
1874–1925
Arthur Melvin Tucker
1878–1944
Lucy A Tucker
1880–1950
Emma E. Tucker
1883–1896
Mary Edna Tucker
1884–1948
Arthur Tucker
1885–
Alice Pearl Tucker
1886–1942
William Tucker
1888–1948
Lettie Tucker
1892–1973

Sources (25)

  • Melvin Tucker in household of Joshua Tucker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Melvin Tucker, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1700s-Current

World Events (8)

1856

Historical Boundaries: 1856: Dixon, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Dixon, Nebraska, United States

1863

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

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

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

English (southwestern): occupational name from Middle English tuker(e), toker(e) ‘tucker, fuller’, a derivative of tuken ‘to torment, beat’ (Old English tūcian), for someone who fulled and finished cloth. This name for the occupation was characteristic of the West Country. Compare Fuller and Walker and see also Tuckerman .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear, beloved’.

Americanized form of Jewish Tocker or Toker (see Tokarz ).

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

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