Joseph Melvin Cantrell

17 April 1869–12 August 1962 (Age 93)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Joseph Melvin

When Joseph Melvin Cantrell was born on 17 April 1869, in Kentucky, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Cantrell, was 19 and his mother, Frances L Fyffe, was 24. He married Mary Katherine Rowland on 16 September 1891, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Lawrence Township, Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Lawrence, Ohio, United States in 1962. He died on 12 August 1962, in Ironton, Lawrence, Ohio, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Lawrence, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Melvin Cantrell
1869–1962
Mary Katherine Rowland
1876–1944
Marriage: 16 September 1891
Virgie May Cantrell
1892–1979
Sebra Elizabeth Cantrell
1894–1961
Fannie Cantrell
1896–1935
Emma Susan Cantrell
1898–1982
William Henry Cantrill
1900–1967
Dimie Anne Cantrell
1902–1985
John F Cantrell
1904–
Columbus Cantrell
1906–
Edward Rudolph Cantrell
1911–1976
Dixie Cantrill
1914–1959
Myrtle Cantrill
1915–2011
Laura Thelma Cantrell
1915–
Eunice Bonnie Cantrill
1918–
Minda Cantrell
1921–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
16 September 1891
Morgan, Kentucky, United States
children

(14)

    Female1892–1979Female

    Sebra Elizabeth Cantrell

    Female1894–1961Female

    Fannie Cantrell

    Female1896–1935Female

    Female1898–1982Female

    William Henry Cantrill

    Male1900–1967Male

+9 More Children

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siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 23

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Cantrell in Devon, recorded as Canterhulle in 1330 , from an unexplained first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.2 English: from Old French chanterelle ‘small bell’, ‘treble’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a bellmaker or ringer.3 English: diminutive of Canter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Cantrell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph M Cantrill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Melvin Cantrell in household of Benjamin Cantrell, "United States Census, 1870"

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