Olivia Melvina Kinne

11 November 1806–6 March 1891 (Age 84)
Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, United States

The Life of Olivia Melvina

When Olivia Melvina Kinne was born on 11 November 1806, in Wallingford, Rutland, Vermont, United States, her father, Joseph Kinne II, was 35 and her mother, Anna Webber, was 34. She married James Finley Smith Sr on 13 June 1840, in Hudson Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 6 March 1891, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Finley Smith Sr
Olivia Melvina Kinne
Marriage: 13 June 1840
Sylvester Smith

Spouse and Children

13 June 1840
Hudson Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Kinne II


    Anna Webber




World Events (8)


Age 2

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 12

Illinois is the 21st state.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 24

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 German: from the female personal name Kinne, a Silesian pet form of Middle High German Kunigunde, composed of the Old High German elements kuoni ‘brave’ + gund ‘battle’.2 Dutch: from Middle Dutch kinne ‘relative’, possibly denoting someone who was the relative of a prominent person.

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

Sources (3)

  • Oliva Smith, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Olivia M Hays, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Olivia M Hays, "United States Census, 1850"

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