Ernest E Melick

Brief Life History of Ernest E

When Ernest E Melick was born on 30 January 1832, in Oldwick, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, his father, John Vliet Melick, was 34 and his mother, Mariah Brunt Able, was 32. He married Fanny Traphagen Hoffman on 22 March 1881, in New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1870 and Pleasant Plains, Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 21 January 1896, in Hanover, Hanover Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 63.

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Ernest E Melick
Fanny Traphagen Hoffman
Marriage: 22 March 1881
John E Vliet Melick
Peter P Melick
Aretin W Melick
Caius Cassius Melick
Sarosa Melick

Sources (21)

  • Ernest E Melick, "New Jersey State Census, 1855"
  • Earnest E Melick, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1670-1980"
  • Ernest Melick, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1843: Sangamon, Illinois, United States

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Meylikh or of its Germanized variant Melich , or of some other similar (like-sounding) surname. Compare Mellick .

Americanized form of Slovak, Czech, and Polish Melich . Compare Mellick .

Possibly also an American shortened form of Dutch Van Melick: habitational name for someone from Melick in Dutch Limburg.

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

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