Melvia Jane Clothier

Female26 September 1888–28 September 1968

Brief Life History of Melvia Jane

When Melvia Jane Clothier was born on 26 September 1888, in Peace Creek, Reno, Kansas, United States, her father, James Byron Clothier, was 40 and her mother, Anna Elizabeth Marshall, was 37. She married Hugh Wade Prior on 8 February 1911, in Sylvia, Reno, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Sylvia, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Hayes Township, Reno, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 28 September 1968, in Terrell, Kaufman, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Peace Creek Cemetery, Stafford, Stafford, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Hugh Wade Prior
Melvia Jane Clothier
Marriage: 8 February 1911
Allen Wade Prior
Gilbert Earl Prior
Lynn Wallace Prior
Bruce Byron Prior
Rita Elizabeth Prior
C Dorene Prior
Erma Irene Prior
Myrna Louise Prior

Sources (17)

  • Melvia Prior in household of H W Prior, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Melvia Jane Prior, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • M J Clothies in household of J B Clothies, "Kansas State Census, 1895"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 February 1911Sylvia, Reno, Kansas, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (17)

    +12 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 2

    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.

    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

    Age 6

    Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

    1909 · The NAACP is formed

    Age 21

    Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a maker or seller of cloth and clothes, from Middle English cloth (Old English clāth) + the agent suffix -(i)er.

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

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