Minnie Mohician McAbee

23 September 1870–
Philo, Mendocino, California, United States

The Life of Minnie Mohician

When Minnie Mohician McAbee was born on 23 September 1870, in Philo, Mendocino, California, United States, her father, John Wesley McAbee, was 43 and her mother, Susan Minerva Weaver, was 39. She married Emmett Burnham Ball on 6 January 1889, in Mendocino, California, United States. She lived in Anderson, Shasta, California, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Emmett Burnham Ball
Minnie Mohician McAbee
Marriage: 6 January 1889

Spouse and Children

6 January 1889
Mendocino, California, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Susan Minerva Weaver




    James Wesley McAbee



    George Nevada McAbee


    Marcus Lafayette McAbee



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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 2

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicization of Gaelic Mac an B(h)eatha ‘son of life’, i.e. ‘man of religion’, originally a term denoting a monk, but later used as a personal name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie Mcabee in household of John W Mcabee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minnie Mcabee, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Minnie McAbee in entry for Burnham E. Ball, "California Marriages, 1850-1945"

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