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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Melvina Ellen French
Philetus Norton Cook
Marriage: 20 March 1867
Frank Cook
Fred E Cook
Burt Cook
Cora Cook
Pearl Marcus Cook
Lena B. Cook
Lester W. Cook
Lena Belle Cook

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20 March 1867


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World Events (8)


Age 1

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

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 The Amendment was later repealed.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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