Melissa Luella Orme

17 September 1873–20 March 1963 (Age 89)
Hawleyville, Page, Iowa, United States

The Life of Melissa Luella

When Melissa Luella Orme was born on 17 September 1873, in Hawleyville, Page, Iowa, United States, her father, William Henry Orme, was 33 and her mother, Mary Louisa Moffitt, was 26. She married Joseph Nephi Campbell on 8 April 1900, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hardin Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Fayette Township, Decatur, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 20 March 1963, in Lamoni, Decatur, Iowa, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Keg Creek Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Nephi Campbell
Melissa Luella Orme
Marriage: 8 April 1900
Edna Martha Campbell
Esther Amanda Campbell
William Rasmus Campbell
Frederick Alma Campbell

Spouse and Children

8 April 1900
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States



    Esther Amanda Campbell


    William Rasmus Campbell


    Frederick Alma Campbell


Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Orme


    Mary Louisa Moffitt





    William P Orme






    Charles W Orme


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 11

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English: from the Old Norse personal name Ormr, originally a byname meaning ‘snake’, ‘serpent’, ‘dragon’.2 French: topographic name for someone who lived near a conspicuous elm tree, from Old French orme (Latin ulmus).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Malissa L Orme in household of William H Orme, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Mellesa Campbell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Luella M Campbell in household of Joseph M Campbell, "United States Census, 1900"

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