Malinda Salina Guss

19 November 1844–5 October 1928 (Age 83)
Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Malinda

When Malinda Salina Guss was born on 19 November 1844, in Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Uriah Guss, was 23 and her mother, Catharine Sieber, was 20. She married David Porter Showers on 5 September 1865, in Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Fermanagh Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Milford Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 5 October 1928, in Mifflin, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Turbett Township, Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Porter Showers
1841–1898
Malinda Salina Guss
1844–1928
Marriage: 5 September 1865
William Tecumseh Sherman Showers
1865–1897
David Showers
1867–1867
Melinda Showers
1867–1867
Mary Katherine Showers
1867–1927
Uriah Charles Showers
1869–1869
Nancy Elizabeth Showers
1871–1952
Anna May Showers
1873–1900
Samuel Adam Showers
1876–1949
Uriah Cloyd Showers
1879–1942
George Philip Showers
1880–1976
David Guss Showers
1882–1975
Joseph Cleveland Showers
1884–1945
Malinda Floy Showers
1887–1949
Sarah Selina Showers
1891–1980

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 September 1865
Juniata, Pennsylvania, United States
children

(14)

    Male1865–1897Male

    David Showers

    Male1867–1867Male

    Melinda Showers

    Female1867–1867Female

    Mary Katherine Showers

    Female1867–1927Female

    Uriah Charles Showers

    Male1869–1869Male

+9 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

+10 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 19

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from La Salina in Teruel province, or a topographic name from salina ‘saltworks’, ‘salt marsh’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Malinda Showers in household of David Showers, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Malinda S Showers, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Malinda Showers, "United States Census, 1900"

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