Melvin Farwell

6 February 1821–1842 (Age 20)
Gilead, Oxford, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Melvin

When Melvin Farwell was born on 6 February 1821, in Gilead, Oxford, Maine, United States, his father, George Melvin Farwell, was 27 and his mother, Mercy Wilson, was 24. He died in 1842, at the age of 21, and was buried in Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Melvin Farwell
Mercy Wilson
Gilmaan Chapman Farwell
Melvin Farwell
Leonard Farwell
Darius A Farwell
Dorias Farwell
Leland Farwell
Alonzo C. Farwell
Moody F Farwell
Arvilla Farwell
Charles W. Farwell
Mercer Ann Farwell
Celicia C. Farewell
Edgar P Farwell
Mary Elizabeth Farwell

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World Events (6)

1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 4
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 9
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered
Age 11
The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.

Name Meaning

English:nickname from the Middle English phrase fare wel ‘do well, prosper’, or perhaps from the saluation fare wel ‘farewell, goodbye’. Compare Farewell 2.habitational name from Farewell, Staffordshire, or another place so named (from Old English fæger ‘pleasant’ + wella ‘spring, stream’).

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

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Sources (6)

  • Melvin Farwell, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Melvin F Farwell, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"
  • Melvin Farwell, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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