Melinda Shirk

1843–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Melinda

When Melinda Shirk was born in 1843, in Indiana, United States, her father, Job Shirk, was 27 and her mother, Mary L Mathews, was 24. She married Joel Michael Proctor in Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan Territory, United States. She lived in Jackson Township, Decatur, Indiana, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

Joel Michael Proctor
Melinda Shirk
1843–
Marriage:

Spouse and Children

    Joel Michael Proctor

    MaleMale

    Female1843–Female

MARRIAGE
Decatur, Van Buren, Michigan Territory, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Job Shirk

    Male1816–1894Male

    Female1819–1863Female

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 8

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 32

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Scherk, probably of eastern German or Slavic origin.

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

Sources (2)

  • Malinda Shirk in household of Job S Shirk, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Malinda Shirk, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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