Melchor Ellsworth Strite

15 July 1874–20 June 1971 (Age 96)
Leitersburg, Washington, Maryland, United States

The Life of Melchor Ellsworth

When Melchor Ellsworth Strite was born on 15 July 1874, in Leitersburg, Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, John A Strite, was 25 and his mother, Catherine Monn, was 24. He married Minnie Katherine Eshelman in August 1897, in Leitersburg, Washington, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 June 1971, at the age of 96, and was buried in Waynesboro, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melchor Ellsworth Strite
Minnie Katherine Eshelman
Marriage: August 1897
Ellsworth Willace Strite
Charlotte C. Strite
Russell Kenneth Strite
Walter Wishard Strite
Maud Irene Strite

Spouse and Children

August 1897
Leitersburg, Washington, Maryland, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 3

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 26

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Streit 2.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ellsworth Strite in household of A John Strite, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Melchor Strite, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Melchoir E Strite, "United States Census, 1930"

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