Melinda Catherine Elkin

Brief Life History of Melinda Catherine

When Melinda Catherine Elkin was born on 23 July 1837, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Allan N. Elkin, was 29 and her mother, Margaret Pierce Halley, was 33. She married John C. White on 4 February 1862, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1900 and Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 March 1925, in Warren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87.

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John C. White
Melinda Catherine Elkin
Marriage: 4 February 1862
William M White
Sarah T White
Elisha Allen White
John H White
Eugene White
Frances White
Lily White
Mary Catherine White

Sources (16)

  • Mrs. M C White in household of Eugene White, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Malinda C. Elkin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Malinda C White, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)


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


Historical Boundaries: 1849: Tarrant, Texas, United States


Historical Boundaries 1860: Warren, Kentucky, United States

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Hyman, Yakov, Aron, Hymen, Itta, Meyer, Pinchas, Rakhil, Rimma.

English (West Midlands): from the personal name Elikin, usually a pet form of Elias but also perhaps of the female name Ele (see Ellen ).

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Elke, with the addition of the Slavic possessive suffix -in.

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

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