Eliza M Melvin

1853–14 May 1875 (Age 22)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Eliza M

When Eliza M Melvin was born in 1853, in Michigan, United States, her father, Moses M Melvin, was 42 and her mother, Katharine Frances Wolfin, was 36. She married Franklin E Powell on 14 April 1872. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Vernon Township, Shiawassee, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 14 May 1875, at the age of 22, and was buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Millington Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States.

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Franklin E Powell
Eliza M Melvin
Marriage: 14 April 1872
Ervin Edgar Powell
Orville Edward Powell

Spouse and Children

    Franklin E Powell



14 April 1872
Tawas Township, Iosco, Michigan, United States



    Orville Edward Powell


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World Events (7)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 1

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 10

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain ( see McIlwaine ).2 Scottish: variant of Melville 1.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza R Millin in household of Moses Millin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Melvin in household of Moses Melvin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • E. Malvin in entry for Irving Powell and Flora Bogart, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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