Melissa Champion

1844–1925 (Age 81)
Richland, Ohio, United States

The Life of Melissa

When Melissa Champion was born in May 1844, in Richland, Ohio, United States, her father, Christian Champion, was 42 and her mother, Jemima Cole, was 37. She married Jacob L Bloom on 26 December 1861, in Richland, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Plymouth Township, Richland, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Sharon Township, Richland, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died in June 1925, at the age of 81, and was buried in Shelby-Oakland Cemetery, Shelby, Richland, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob L Bloom
Melissa Champion
Marriage: 26 December 1861
Charles Henry Bloom
Jennie Bloom
Bertie Bloom

Spouse and Children

26 December 1861
Richland, Ohio, United States


    Charles Henry Bloom



    Bertie Bloom


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 16

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
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

English (of Norman origin) and French: status name for a professional champion, especially an agent employed to represent one of the parties in a trial by combat, a method of settling disputes current in the Middle Ages. The word comes from Old French champion, campion (Late Latin campio, genitive campionis, a derivative of campus ‘plain’, ‘field of battle’). Compare Campion , Kemp .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melissa Champion in household of Christian Champion, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Malissa Bloom in household of J L Bloom, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Malissa Bloom in household of Jacob L Bloom, "United States Census, 1910"

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