Melvill "Melvin" Carr

17 September 1844–19 May 1910 (Age 65)
Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Melvill "Melvin"

When Melvill "Melvin" Carr was born on 17 September 1844, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, his father, Lorenzo Carr, was 30 and his mother, Honor Louisa Harrington, was 30. He married Almira Frances Hannah Goodrich in 1875, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 19 May 1910, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States.

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Melvill "Melvin" Carr
Almira Frances Hannah Goodrich
Marriage: 1875
Blanche Marilla Carr
Florence M. Carr
Clovis Elnora Carr
William Calvin Carr

Spouse and Children

New York, United States


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World Events (7)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 19

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 19

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr .2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melvin Carr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Melvin Carr, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Melvin Carr in household of Lorenso Carr, "New York State Census, 1875"

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