Melissa Sanger

1853–
Blissfield, Coshocton, Ohio, United States

The Life of Melissa

When Melissa Sanger was born in 1853, in Blissfield, Coshocton, Ohio, United States, her father, William Sanger, was 21 and her mother, Cordelia Richardson, was 18. She married George Stickney on 16 May 1869, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. She lived in Otsego, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1870 and Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

George Stickney
1842–1908
Melissa Sanger
1853–
Marriage: 16 May 1869
Stickney
1871–
Estella Viola Stickney
1872–1911
Addie V Stickney
1876–
Alice Maud Stickney
1877–
Emma A Stickney
1879–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 May 1869
Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

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.
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1886

Age 33

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 German (Sänger), Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German senger, Middle Dutch sangher, sengher, German Sänger ‘singer’, an occupational name for a singer or chorister, or in the case of the Jewish name for a cantor in a synagogue.2 English, from Old English sangere ‘singer’, occupational name for a singer or chorister, or nickname for a cheerful person who was always singing.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Melissa Stickney in household of George Stickney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Melissa Sawger in household of William Sawger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Melissa Stickney in household of George Stickney, "United States Census, 1880"

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