Melissa Champion

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

The Life Summary 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 40 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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Jacob L Bloom
Melissa Champion
Marriage: 26 December 1861
Charles Henry Bloom
Jennie Bloom
Bertie Bloom

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1861Richland, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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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 (southern, of Norman origin) and French: from Middle English, Old French campion, champiun, champion ‘athlete’ such as a wrestler or boxer; also ‘warrior hired to do battle in single combat on behalf of others’ (from Late Latin campio, genitive campionis, a derivative of campus ‘plain, field of battle’). The first sense is probably the more usual source of the surname.English (southern, of Norman origin): habitational name from Old French Champoigne, Champagne, the name of the French province, or from the derived ethnic name champaignon ‘person from Champagne’. Either of these could develop to Champion in Middle English.French: habitational name from (Le) Champion, the name of several places in various parts of France.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Bloom in entry for Bertie Bloom, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"
    • Melissa Bloom in household of Daniel Bloom, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Melissa Champion, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

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