Melvina Ellen French

1845–1927 (Age 82)
New York, United States

The Life of Melvina Ellen

When Melvina Ellen French was born in January 1845, in New York, United States, her father, Marcus Warren French, was 26 and her mother, Esther Naramore, was 22. She married Philetus Norton Cook on 20 March 1867. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Watertown, Codington, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880 and Watertown, Codington, South Dakota, United States in 1900. She died on 7 May 1927, in Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Melvina Ellen French
1845–1927
Philetus Norton Cook
1842–1909
Marriage: 20 March 1867
Frank Cook
1868–
Fred E Cook
1870–1956
Burt Cook
1875–
Cora Cook
1873–1892
Pearl Marcus Cook
1876–1954
Lena B. Cook
1884–
Lester W. Cook
1886–
Lena Belle Cook
1889–1979

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
20 March 1867
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 18

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 22

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish:1. ethnic name for someone from France, Middle English frensche, or in some cases perhaps a nickname for someone who adopted French airs. 2. variant of Anglo-Norman French Frain .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Malvina French in household of M French, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Malvina E French in household of Marcus French, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mina Cook in household of Philetus Cook, "United States Census, 1880"

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