Melinda Rebecca Lynch

29 January 1859–3 July 1925 (Age 66)
Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Melinda Rebecca

Melinda Rebecca Lynch was born on 29 January 1859, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States. She married Leander " Lee" Andrew Rickman on 3 January 1873, in Monona, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Fort Macleod, Willow Creek No. 26, Alberta, Canada in 1911 and Big Timber, Sweet Grass, Montana, United States in 1920. She died on 3 July 1925, in Metropolis, Elko, Nevada, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Metropolis, Elko, Nevada, United States.

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Leander " Lee" Andrew Rickman
Melinda Rebecca Lynch
Marriage: 3 January 1873
James G. Rickman
Amanda J Mandy Rickman
John W. Rickman
Ella Rickman
Jasper Hand Rickman
Mary L. Rickman
Malana Matilda Rickman
Thomas David Rickman
Minnie Ludell Rickman
Bessie Rickman
Alice M. Rickman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1873Monona, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Age 15
    "The fort was built as a 70 by 70 meters square (233 by 233 ft) on October 18, 1874. Fort Macleod was originally established in 1874 on a peninsula along the Oldman River, then moved in 1884 to the present town location In 1906 a fire devastated the downtown and destroyed most of the wooden buildings. From 1906 to 1912 Macleod had its greatest period of growth, as more new brick and stone building replaced the destroyed wooden ones. Then in 1912 the CPR moved the divisional point and 200 jobs to Lethbridge, devastating the local economy. Fort Macleod ceased to grow, and in 1924 was forced to declare bankruptcy. Until the 1970s, the town's economy stagnated and the buildings from the turn-of-the-century remained untouched.[9] In 1978 Alberta Culture started to inventory the downtown buildings, and in 1982 the downtown became Alberta's first ""Provincial Historic Area"". As well, Heritage Canada started a Main Street Restoration Project in 1982, aiming to preserve the sandstone and brick buildings, some dati"
    Age 21
    Historical Boundaries 1880: Custer, Montana Territory, United States 1882: Gallatin, Montana Territory, United States 1887: Park, Montana Territory, United States 1889: Park, Montana, United States 1895: Sweet Grass, Montana, United States

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Kieran, Dermot, Donovan, Brigid, Caitlin, Siobhan, Aileen, Colm, Conley, Conor.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Loingsigh ‘descendant of Loingseach’, a personal name meaning ‘mariner’ (from long ‘ship’). This is now a common surname in Ireland but of different local origins, for example chieftain families in counties Antrim and Tipperary, while in Ulster and Connacht there were families called Ó Loingseacháin who later shortened their name to Ó Loingsigh and also Anglicized it as Lynch.Irish (Anglo-Norman): from de Línse, a Gaelicized form of the Norman French name de Lench, deriving from one of the manors named Lench in Worcestershire. The placename derives from Old English hlenc ‘hill-side’.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Rebecca Rickman in household of Lee Rickman, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Rebecca M. Lynch in entry for James Rickman and Verna Or Vernice Mary Griffin, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"
    • Rebecca Rickman in household of Andrew Rickman, "United States Census, 1920"

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